On August 6th, Radio Free Asia reported that Karamay, a city in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province has prohibited women who wear Islamic clothing from traveling on public transport. Based on Karamay Daily, the authorities said people wearing hijabs, burkas, or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent image are banned from riding local buses. The paper said that the ban also extends to men having “large beards,” adding that “those who do not cooperate with inspection teams will be handled by police”. On the same date, Bloomberg News reported that the Chief of the Communist Party in Xinjiang – Zhang Chunxian signaled new curbs on births for Uyghur Muslims. He wrote in an essay in the August edition of Qiushi, an official magazine of the party, that Southern Xinjiang will, “implement family planning policy on all ethnic groups to lower and stabilize an appropriate birth rate.” This is despite China relaxing its one child policy for some of its citizens.
These are just the latest racist, discriminatory policies instigated by the totalitarian anti-Muslim Chinese regime against the Muslim Uygur population and their deeply held Islamic practices and beliefs. Not only are Uyghur Muslim women systematically pressured to abandon their Islamic dress by this tyrannical system, but they are also robbed of their God-given right to bear children and define the size of their family according to their own wishes! It is just one arm of the onslaught of the Chinese government against its Muslim minority to curb the resurgence of Islam within the region. Uyghur Muslim women have previously also been forced to undergo horrific abortions, even in their ninth month of pregnancy. Additionally, on July 28th, the Chinese regime killed dozens of Uyghurs in Yarkand in Chinese, Shache county, Xinjiang.
This is happening at a time when we also witness the carnage that has befallen the honourable Muslim women of Gaza, Syria, Pakistan, Myanmar and elsewhere. From East to West, the daughters of this Ummah have been exposed to the wolves due to the absence of a leadership to protect their blood, honour, and Islamic beliefs. Indeed for over 9 long dark decades, since the destruction of their shield and guardian, the Khilafah State, the story of the lives of Muslims women has been one of indignity and intense suffering, insecurity and persecution, death and destruction. Under democracies and dictatorships alike, they have become helpless victims of predator Kufr rulers and regimes who have been allowed to oppress and kill them at will by the existing world order that cares nothing about their blood and honour – a world order that includes the puppet rulers of the Muslim world who have abandoned our sisters, aborted their sense of humanity and become adulators of the rotten nationalistic secular and capitalist world system. Indeed the hands of many of these rulers are themselves drenched in the blood of our sisters.
O Sons of the Muslim Armies!
Does the suffering of your sisters not haunt your minds? Do their tears not burn your hearts? They are crying out to you from ash-Sham to China to give victory to Islam through giving your support to the establishment of the Khilafah so that they may live in dignity and security, practicing their Deen in peace. They have placed their hopes upon you, their brothers to save them from their oppressors. So do not abandon them to the clutches of their tormentors, for surely your Lord سبحانه وتعالى will account you for what you have witnessed and whether you fulfilled the duty that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has placed upon your shoulders as defenders and protectors of your Ummah and Deen. Your obedience and allegiance belongs to Allah Almighty alone, and not to these regimes you serve who have proven time again to be enemies of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the believers. So return honour to yourselves and secure the pleasure of Allah Almighty and the rewards of Jannah by becoming the Ansar of today and the soldiers of the Khilafah.
وَمَن يُطِعِ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَئِكَ رَفِيقًا
“Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger, they will be with those whom Allah has blessed, of the Prophets, the Siddiqun, the martyrs and the righteous ones to whom God has granted His favors. They are the best friends that one can have.”
Women’s Section of The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Tuesday, 16 Shawwal 1435 AH
Issue No : 1435 AH /059