China Exploits Paris Attacks to Justify its Cold-Blooded Murder of Uyghur Muslim Women and Children

China Exploits Paris Attacks to Justify its Cold-Blooded Murder of Uyghur Muslim Women and Children

On 20th November, Chinese authorities acknowledged they had killed 28 people suspected of involvement in an attack on a coal mine in the country’s western frontier province of Xinjiang in September. Those killed were from the Muslim Uyghur population and included 4 women and 3 children (a 9 year old girl, a 6 year old boy, and a 1 year old boy). News of the deaths began to emerge several days prior to the official acknowledgement of the raid but Chinese authorities only chose to openly disclose details of the operation following the Paris attacks. China’s Ministry of Public Security, referring to the killings of these Uyghur Muslims, stated on its website that it was a, “great victory in the War on Terrorism”.  The ruling Chinese Communist Party stepped up its propaganda for its so-called “anti-terrorism” campaign against the Muslims of Xinjiang in the wake of Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris. It did so with the expectation that its fight against East Turkestan’s Muslim population which it is waging under the false label of fighting terrorism would be viewed as an integral part of the international campaign against Islam and Muslims. The regime therefore decided the time was right to shamelessly reveal their own horrid crimes against the Uyghur Muslims, including the killing of innocent and defenceless women and children, in front of nations who are also united upon the US-led crusade against Islam.

There is no doubt therefore that the brutal Chinese regime is unscrupulously exploiting the Paris attacks as a cover to justify its ruthless campaign of terror against the Uyghur Muslims, including against innocent Muslim women and children, to suppress the rise of Islam in the region. Since the attack on the Sogan Colliery Mine in September, Chinese authorities have also detained around 1000 people as part of raids in the Xinjiang province which has a Muslim majority population. All this is part of an ongoing strategy by the criminal Chinese communist government to prevent Uyghur Muslims from rising up against its bloodthirsty repressive rule which is attempting to terrorise Muslims into leaving their Islamic beliefs and practices. In recent years, hundreds of Uyghur Muslims have been killed by the Chinese regime and its supporters. The government has also pursued a brutal programme of forced abortions executed upon the honourable Uyghur Muslim women. This is in addition to implementing a host of vicious policies restricting Islamic practices, including preventing Muslims working in public offices from fasting in Ramadan; banning the niqab in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital; barring Muslim women wearing the Islamic dress from riding public buses; and even arresting Muslim women for wearing the face veil.

It is clear that China, Russia and Western governments are walking side by side along the same well-trodden path of cynically exploiting terrorism to wage a war against the Islamic ideology and those sincere believers who embrace its beliefs, in order to preserve their interests in the Muslim world.

We ask the criminal Chinese regime – What ‘terrorist’ threat did 3 young children pose to your state? What do you think you will achieve by terrorizing innocent Muslim women and children? We say to you that your murderous crimes against our Uyghur Muslim brothers and sisters will not go hidden to the world. Rather we will expose them far and wide. We call you to take heed of the imminent return Biithnillah of the Khilafah Rashidah upon the method of the Prophethood which will deal harshly with those who dare to oppress the Muslims or spill their blood.﴿وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنْقَلَبٍ يَنْقَلِبُونَ  The unjust will soon know how terrible their end will be.” [26: 227]

O Muslims! O People of Power and Rank! We call you to intensify your efforts to re-establish this great Khilafah state once again – the Khilafah based upon the method of the Prophethood – which alone will liberate the Muslims of East Turkistan from their brutal oppressors.

﴿كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَأَغْلِبَنَّ أَنَا وَرُسُلِي إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ

 “Allah has decreed: ‘Verily! It is I and My Messengers who shall be victorious. Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty” [58:21]

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