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Chinese state TV pulled a scheduled broadcast of a Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City after Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil tweeted criticism of China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority and the silence of Muslims outside China. "Qurans are burned, mosques were closed down, Islamic theological schools, madrasas were banned, religious scholars were killed one by one. Despite all this, Muslims stay quiet," he wrote.