U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and outspoken China Hawk, released the following statement following reports that Apple removed a popular Quran app in China.

“Apple should stop pandering to Chairman Xi’s oppressive regime. His Communist Party is using an American business to help wipe out religious freedom in China and to carry out shameful attacks against religious minorities. It’s disgraceful — but not too late to turn back. Apple can do better.”