Adrian Zenz is a researcher and Ph.D. supervisor at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany, where he studies China’s repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin is an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Science in Malaysia and an Islamic jurist. In 2019, he called on Muslims around the world to boycott Chinese products until Uighur Muslims were guaranteed better treatment.
Jewher Ilham is a human rights activist who began speaking out about China’s policies toward the Uighur community when her father, a Uighur scholar, was arrested in 2014. She graduated from Indiana University in 2019 and is now working on a documentary about the experiences of Uighur Muslims, called “Static and Noise.”
Darren Byler is an expert on the Uighur Muslim community and has testified about its struggles before the Canadian House of Commons. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Michael Sobolik is a fellow in Indo-Pacific studies for the American Foreign Policy Council. He specializes in U.S.-China relations and has written about persecution of Uighur Muslims.
Nury Turkel is the co-founder and chairman of the board for the Uighur Human Rights Project, which works to increase awareness of the plight of Uighur Muslims in China.
Atiya Aftab is an adjunct professor of Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University. She previously served as chairwoman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey and was the first woman to hold this role in New Jersey.
Jihad Turk is the president of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School and a regular commentator on issues affecting the Muslim community in the United States. He previously served as director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California, the largest mosque in Los Angeles.
Al Makin is a philosophy professor at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Indonesia. He researches New Religious Movements with a particular interest in Millah Abraham, a faith group that originated in Indonesia.