China as a capitalist nation not only engages in greedy exploitation of developing nations’ natural resources especially of the African continent and imposes upon them the unbearable burden of loans, it also is carrying out a violent, aggressive and atrocious campaign against Islam and Muslims of East Turkestan, an area that was forcefully occupied and annexed by China.
China’s hostility towards Muslims influenced by its historical background from the Manchu Dynasty, occurred during the Communist era and is currently being boosted by an international war against Islam and Muslims perpetrated by Western nations especially the United States. China entirely failed to eliminate and wipe out Islam from their land during the Communist era despite its harsh and brutal campaign that ultimately strengthens the Uighur Muslims to protect and safeguard Islam even in the midst of hard times.
Yet, China has not quenched its thirst of Muslim blood from previous massacres, demolition of Islamic institutions including Mosques in the thousands, exterminations of Muslim scholars and more. Currently it is utilizing various techniques to do the same, such as forcibly proselytizing them, carrying out physical and mental harassment, killing them, torturing in the pretext of terrorism and furthermore confining them in brutal specialized concentration camps forcing them to abandon their Islamic identity.
The Chinese strategy of setting up camps to confine Muslims is an attempt to remove the link of individual Muslims with their community and isolate them away from their cultural effects, by the will of Allah (swt) they shall never succeed. Despite the United Nations Committee’s report in August 2018, in the Xinjiang State, there are almost a million Muslim camps for religious change (bbc). However, according to the statement of the International Union of Islamic Universities, the number of Muslims in these camps is in the millions. (Yenisafak)
This Chinese oppression towards the Uighur Muslims takes place while there is no serious international intervention, even though there are some condemnations, but in reality they are empty statements, simply to deceive international outcry especially Muslims without any practical measures.
Western nations led by the US despite of being portrayed as front liners in defending ‘human rights’, however, experience indicates that defense is not the case when it is the misery of Muslims. We have witnessed many instances of Muslim sufferings such as in Central Africa, Myanmar, Kashmir, the Blessed Land – Palestine and others; there are no firm measures to avert the situation. As for the rulers of the Muslim lands that were expected to react in a practical manner in preventing and stopping these grave crimes, they are silent or even cooperate with the killer (China) acting in oblivious ways as it does not concern them.
Hizb ut Tahrir / Tanzania condemns China’s animosity toward the Uighur Muslims and the weaknesses of the rulers of the Muslim land in dealing with these crimes. In other hand we stand together with the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir campaign entitled, “China’s War Against Islam in East Turkestan will only be Ended by the Khilafah Rashidah” to expose heinous acts of Chinese government and the silence of the Muslim world.
We pray for our Uighur Muslim brothers and sisters in China to be persistent in Subra [patience] during these brutal times. We remind all Muslims that the weaknesses of the rulers in the Muslim lands is an indication of their inability to manage matters or protect the Islamic Ummah, we oblige you as our Muslim brothers and sisters to work with Hizb ut Tahrir / Tanzania to re-establish the Khilafah state (Caliphate) to liberate the Muslims of East Turkestan and everywhere else. We ask all Muslims and all with a sense of humanity in Tanzania and elsewhere to participate in this noble campaign to expose China’s brutality against Uighur Muslims in East Turkestan.
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Tanzania
Tuesday, 07th Jumada II 1440 AH
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