Press Release – For Immediate Release
9 January 2023
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The East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) is calling on Muslim nations to oppose China’s ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples, rather than supporting China’s propaganda against East Turkistan.
On Monday, the Gloabl Times, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s official mouthpiece, reported that “Islamic scholars” from 14 countries visited Occupied East Turkistan (so-called “Xinjiang”) and supported Chinese propaganda against East Turkistan.
According to media reports, a Muslim delegation led by “The World Muslim Communities Council (TWCC)” comprised of more than 30 “Islamic” figures and “scholars” from 14 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait, and South Studan recently visited Occupied East Turkistan and served as a propaganda tool for China’s efforts to deny and whitewash its ongoing campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan.
“The East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) strongly condemns the “World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC)” delegation’s visit to the Occupied East Turkistan and its shameless support of China’s false “anti-terrorism and extremism” narrative used to justify its ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples,” said Acting Foreign Minister Dr. Aziz Sulayman of the East Turkistan Government in Exile.
The Muslim delegation led by Dr. Ali Rashid Abdullah Ali Alnuaimi, Chariman of the “World Mslim Communities Council” was greeted by Ma Xingrui, the Chinese Communist Party Secretary in Occupied East Turkistan. During the visit, Ali Alnuaimi praised the Chinese governments ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples, echoing the Chiense proganda that its “anti-terrorism and anti extremism.”
“We categorically reject the TWMCC’s shameless attempts to appease China and equate East Turkistan’s just struggle to reclaim its freedom, independence, and dignity with so-called “terrorism and extremism,” said Prime Minister Salih Hudayar of the East Turkistan Government in Exile. “We reiterate that East Turkistan is NOT a part of China; it is an occupied nation. Nor are the people of East Turkistan so-called “Muslims of China;” they are Muslims of East Turkistan,” he added.
During the Muslim delegations visit to East Turkistan, the Chariman of the TWMCC stated that the “relationship between Islamic civilization and China is historical and charactericzes by friendship, cooperation, and alliance.”
“We demand that the TWMCC apologize and stop supporting China’s propaganda to demonize the national struggle of the Muslim-majority nation of East Turkistan,” said President Ghulam Yaghma of the East Turkistan Government in Exile.
The East Turkistan Government in Exile call on the 14 nations that visited Occupied East Turkistan, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Serbia, Tunisia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kuwait, and Sudan to oppose China’s ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan, rather than falling for Chinese propaganda and supporting China’s War on Islam.