April 23, 2020 | WASHINGTON
The following statement was issued by the East Turkistan Government in Exile’s Prime Minister Salih Hudayar
Assalam Aleykum and Ramadan Mubarak!
On behalf of all the people of Occupied East Turkistan, I would like to wish all the Muslims across the world a blessed Ramadan!
As many of you are aware, over the past few years, Ramadan has become completely banned in East Turkistan and over 3 million Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tatar and other Muslims have been thrown into concentration camps where they are forced to denounce their religious and ethnic identity.
The people of East Turkistan are being subjected to political indoctrination, torture, rape, sterilization, organ harvesting and even execution in the concentration camps and prisons. The organs of East Turkistani Muslims are being harvested and sold as “halal organs” by China to many Muslims across the world.
Religious scholars have all been imprisoned and many have been executed. Mosques are being destroyed and turned into bars, clubs, and even pens for livestock. Qurans and religious texts have been gathered and burned. Muslim women are being forced to marry atheist Chinese men in a bid to eradicate the future of East Turkistani existence.
Over 500,000 East Turkistani Muslim children have been forcibly separated from their families and sent to Chinese state run orphanages and boarding schools to be raised as loyal atheist Chinese citizens. What is happening in East Turkistan is nothing less than a genocide.
All of this is happening as a direct result of China’s invasion and occupation East Turkistan and the subsequent loss of East Turkistan’s independence.
Thus, this Ramadan, I call on the entire Muslim world, especially Muslim scholars, leaders, and organizations to fulfill their duties towards the oppressed and at the very least pray for the liberation of East Turkistan from Chinese occupation and oppression. I urge everyone to break their silence and to speak out against China’s brutal genocide of Muslims and others in Occupied East Turkistan.
May Allah protect all the people of the world, including the people East Turkistan, from China’s coronavirus. 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