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When will the Suffering of the Uyghur Muslims End?

Today I will tell you about one of the regions filled with the most heinous crimes and massacres, in which a genocide is taking place, and its people are suffering of all kinds of severe forms of psychological and physical torture that the mind cannot imagine, and it has completely become an open prison despite the fact that more than twenty million Muslims live there. In other words, an area where humanity has been forgotten… From the little information I have just said you can imagine that what I am talking about is East Turkestan. Yes, you are not mistaken, it is East Turkestan, which is known by the tragedy of its people at the hands of the Kafir Chinese authorities. The torture of Uyghur Muslims living there has not stopped at all even though there suffering is shown throughout the media from time to time. The torture methods have varied and developed in an almost unimaginable way. You might have heard that in East Turkestan, sons are killed or taken to children’s camps in the name of kindergartens for the project of Sinicization, women are raped and forced to do bad deeds and their wombs are removed, all Muslims there are deprived of performing Islamic worship and rituals, even saying “Assalam Alaikum” when meeting is forbidden. In short, it is a region in which systematic killing is taking place in ways that are almost innumerable, indescribable ugliness.

Communist China seizes every opportunity to achieve its aims. And this time, the slow killing of Uyghur Muslims is also being followed on the pretext of combating the Coronavirus disease. More than forty days ago, the whole East Turkistan became a closed area. The entrance to the village, the alleys, and the doors of the buildings and residential complexes in the city are welded with iron, and can only be opened by a blacksmith, so it is impossible for any person to leave his house. When the decision to “quarantine the city of Ghulja” was issued, for example, the Chinese government prevented the city’s residents from going anywhere, meaning they must stay where they are; whether on the road, in the pasture, or at home, and they may not move anywhere else, even returning to their homes. The Uyghur Muslims are threatened that if they do not follow the rules, they will be arrested, and if they try to leave and disobey the officers’ orders, they will be shot immediately. Its residents have been deprived of food, drink, medicine and necessary supplies for twenty days. As a result of these exaggerated restrictions and the obvious intention to eliminate the Uyghur Muslims, many children, elderly, women, and even infants are dying from starvation in their homes, and the rest of them groan and complain of hunger pangs. Their cries have reached the sky. Mothers are crying because they cannot stand the crying of their children, saying, “I am a human! My children are almost dying!” The servants give each other food that even animals do not eat! This is just one of the operations of the Chinese authorities to eradicate Uyghur Muslims!

These crimes are committed in front of two billion Muslims, and the Chinese are not afraid from their outrage because they are deriving their courage from the treacherous Muslim rulers who support or turn a blind eye to China’s practices against the Muslims of East Turkestan,

(صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ)

“they are deaf, dumb and blind, and so they understand nothing” [Al-Baqara: 171].

All of this shows the extent of the negligence of the Muslim rulers, as well as the despicableness and criminality of the leaders of the so-called free world. In a world that reacts for the death of a dog and does not take any action in the face of the death of thousands of people due to starvation. Western countries, America and the United Nations, which always claim humanity and claim to be the guardians of freedom and humanity, have not done anything to stop China’s crimes; because they only take action when their benefits are involved, and this has always been the case!

The nation has tasted the pain of the absence of the Khilafah (Caliphate). If they had a caliph as Harun al-Rashid, who wrote to the emperor of Byzana, saying: “The answer is what you see, not what you hear, O son of the infidel,” and like the Caliph Al-Mu’tasim who answered the distress of a captive, oppressed Muslim woman with the army of Armam, and then conquered Amoriya, could China the atheist be able to crush our Muslim brothers in their country?! Forcing Muslim women to do bad deeds? No, it will never dare, we have not forgotten the response of the ancient king of China to the leader Qutayba bin Muslim Al-Bahili. Muslims used to live in dignity under their Islamic state. Today, too, the only way to escape from the oppression of China is by establishing the Khilafah Rashidah (Rightly-Guided Caliphate), and restore the pride to all Muslims.

The Uyghurs are religious people, who embraced Islam for many centuries and cling to their religion despite the suffering, arrests, torture and rape of the infidels and they never surrendered. They are part of the Islamic Ummah, and the suffering that is being inflicted upon them now is only because of their beliefs. The Almighty said:

(وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ)

“And they did not take revenge on them except because they believed in God, the Mighty, the Praised” [Al-Burooj: 8].

Dear Muslims: Our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, describing Muslims:

«مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي تَوَادِّهِمْ وَتَرَاحُمِهِمْ وَتَعَاطُفِهِمْ مَثَلُ الْجَسَدِ؛ إِذَا اشْتَكَى مِنْهُ عُضْوٌ تَدَاعَى لَهُ سَائِرُ الْجَسَدِ بِالسَّهَرِ وَالْحُمَّى»

“The believers in their affection, mercy and compassion are like the body; If a member complains of it, the rest of the body responds to it with sleeplessness and fever.”

Therefore, I invite you all to work to restore the Prophet’s Khilafah Rashidah upon the method of the Prophethood because that is the only way to support our oppressed Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world, for it is the Khilafah that will rescue them of the oppression of the Kuffar/infidels to the justice of Islam, in other words to the happiness of this world and the Hereafter.

Written for the Ar-Raya Newspaper by Ustatha Asiya Uyghur