Press Release: No Safe Sanctuary For Persecuted Uighur Muslims Except Under The Shade Of The Khilafah

Press Release
No Safe Sanctuary for Persecuted Uighur Muslims Except Under the Shade of the Khilafah

Radio Free Asia reported on 15th March that Thailand Police rescued more than 200 suspected Muslim Uighurs from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand – in the latest crackdown on a burgeoning trafficking network in Southeast Asia. Amongst those rescued were 60 women, including a pregnant woman and at least 100 children, most of them toddlers or still breastfeeding. In a possibly related incident, Malaysian police arrested 62 Uighurs who had illegally crossed the porous border between Thailand and Malaysia on Thursday 13th March, the New Straits Times Newspaper reported. Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation with a chronic shortage of labor, is often the ultimate destination for growing numbers of Asian migrants and asylum-seekers who are falling prey to human trafficking rings.

Like the Rohingyas, Muslim Uighurs left their own land due to their oppressive living conditions and then became trapped in the trafficking network whilst fleeing from the tyrant Chinese regime and trying to find a better life in Malaysia. But unfortunately, they were arrested and detained by Thai police and threatened with deportation back to China where they could face punishment by the repressive Chinese government.

This is just one of the countless heart-wrenching stories affecting Muslim women, extending from the Central African Republic, Syria, Myanmar, Russia, to the countries in the Far East of the Muslim world. Muslim Uighurs are helpless victims of China’s predator rulers and have also been humiliated and mistreated by the secular Thai regime – that is also persecuting Muslims in its own land. However, one of the greatest crimes is that our Uighar sisters have been ignored, abandoned and neglected by the Malaysian and other rulers of the Muslim world who have forsaken the Islamic concept of brotherhood and their duty to give protection and sanctuary to oppressed Muslims. This is due to their worship and implementation of the kufr secular nationalistic system.

As long as the Muslim world continues to embrace such corrupt man-made systems, the plight of Muslim women throughout the region will undoubtedly never end. The base problem of all this suffering is nothing but the absence of the Khilafah, the shield of the Ummah. It is the Khilafah which will unite the Ummah’s armies, resources, and weaponry of the Muslim lands, mobilizing its soldiers without hesitation to protect the honour of Muslim women and children, such that the enemies of Islam will be deterred and will shiver with fear at the mere thought of harming or oppressing a single Muslim.

O Muslims! O People of Power and Force! O Sons of the Muslim armies!

We call you to rescue our Uighur sisters and their families! We call on you to exert full effort to establish the Khilafah State and replace the secular capitalist system and all man-made systems in the world with the Khilafah state under whose guardianship security will return to this Ummah.

﴿وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنكُمۡ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَيَسۡتَخۡلِفَنَّهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ ڪَمَا ٱسۡتَخۡلَفَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمۡ دِينَہُمُ ٱلَّذِى ٱرۡتَضَىٰ لَهُمۡ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّہُم مِّنۢ بَعۡدِ خَوۡفِهِمۡ أَمۡنً۬ا‌ۚ يَعۡبُدُونَنِى لَا يُشۡرِكُونَ بِى شَيۡـًٔ۬ا‌ۚ وَمَن ڪَفَرَ بَعۡدَ ذَٲلِكَ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡفَـٰسِقُونَ

Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion, the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: `They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me.’ If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.”  [TMQ An Nur: 55]

Women’s Section
of the Central Media Office
of Hizb ut Tahrir