Yeah, it is correct that this treatment isn’t particularly different. Because, it has happened to most religions inside of China. And in fact it is policy in Communist countries to “re-educate” people and diminish and dilute their beliefs. As it was in the USSR as well. Not just for Muslims, but for everyone. Buddhists got murdered for being buddhist. Buddhists got incarcerated for being Buddhist. Christians, I cannot verify any murders, but have been notably also barred from practicing their religion. Muslims ditto. The difference with say Christians in China is that Muslims are mostly an indigenous ethnic minority of turkic origin. There have been minor extremist tendencies amongst them and as a reaction the communist Chinese have retaliated harshly. Similarly to the Buddhist resistance in Tibet.
That is the thing. They are not being treated differently. I just give the example of Buddhists being treated rather harshly by being murdered, incarcerated and maimed at the hands of communist China for decades.
As for the re-education camps, these are most likely not solely used for Muslims. You say million of them are put in there and only Muslims and how unfair and harsh it is.
Which it is and it shouldn’t happen. Yet, is it only Muslims? And millions?
I wish all religions were left alone and everyone in general would leave each other alone, no matter what you believe in or skin colour you are or ethnicity you have got. We are all human.
Politics play a part both in Uighur areas in West China (who often feel more part of the Turkmen neighbouring areas) than Chinese as politics play a part in Tibet indeed as well. For every Buddhist monk you see walking around, so will you see a Muslim Uighur in traditional garb. I’d suspect in both cases it’s actively demotivated.