The below statement is attributed to the President of the East Turkistan Government in Exile
Assalam Aleykum [Peace be upon you] and Ramadan Mubarak!
On behalf of the people of Occupied East Turkistan, we would like to wish all the Muslims across the world a blessed month of Ramadan.
As we start the month of Ramadan, we ask our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters worldwide to remember and pray for the Muslims of Occupied East Turkistan.
Since 2017, Ramadan, fasting, and even praying have been banned in Occupied East Turkistan. Estimates of 3 million to 8 million Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tatar, and other Turkic Muslims have been thrown into concentration camps and prisons. East Turkistani Muslims are forced to denounce Islam and Allah (God) and worship the atheist Chinese Communist Party.
For decades, East Turkistan and its people have been facing colonization, genocide, and occupation under China.
East Turkistani Muslims are killed for their organs which are then sold as “halal organs” to Muslims worldwide. Chinese security forces are systematically raping East Turkistani women as the international community, especially the Muslim world, fails to act.
Ten of thousands of religious scholars and clerics have all been imprisoned, and many have been executed. Nearly 16,000 mosques have been destroyed and turned into bars, clubs, cafes, and galleries. Qurans and religious texts have been gathered and burned.
Also, East Turkistani Muslim women are forced to marry atheist Chinese men. Nearly 850,000 East Turkistani Muslim children have been forcibly separated from their families. They have been transferred into Chinese state-run orphanages and boarding schools where they are indoctrinated to become loyal atheist Chinese citizens.
These atrocities are a direct result of China’s invasion and occupation of East Turkistan and the subsequent loss of East Turkistan’s independence.
What is happening in East Turkistan is nothing less than a genocide. China’s genocide in East Turkistan has been recognized by the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. At the same time, Muslim countries fail even to speak out.
Thus, this Ramadan, we again call on the entire Muslim world, especially Muslim scholars, leaders, and organizations, to fulfill their duties towards the oppressed in East Turkistan. We urge every Muslim to pray for the liberation of East Turkistan from genocide and occupation.
- Lawyers representing the East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) and the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) have submitted a lengthy Complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to open an investigation into Genocide and other Crimes Against Humanity committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of East Turkistan by senior Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping. 100% of the donations will be used for legal and other related expenses to help the people of East Turkistan obtain justice through the International Criminal Court.
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We urge everyone to break their silence and to speak out and act against China’s brutal genocide of Muslims and others in Occupied East Turkistan.
May Allah soften the hearts of Muslim leaders and give them the strength to stand up against China’s brutal occupation and oppression in Occupied East Turkistan! Ameen!
May everyone have a blessed month of Ramadan!