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Thousands of Uighur Muslim Women are Treated as Mentally ill and Sent to Concentration Camps for Brainwashing Programs


On the 13th of September Tanner Greer published an article in the Foreign Policy documenting the severe treatment of the Uighur Muslim in China. He describes a vast system of surveillance and terror built to control the 12 million Uighur and Kazakh citizens of China’s westernmost region. He lists some of 48 ways that qualify someone to enter the concentrations camps many of these reasons are directly related to Islamic laws and target women, some are completely ridiculous as mentioned below;

-       Owning a tent

-       Telling others not to swear

-       Eating breakfast before the sun comes up

-       Owning extra food

-       Having too many children

-       Owning a compass

-       Abstaining from alcohol

-       Not allowing officials to sleep in your bed, eat your food, and live in your house

-       Abstaining from cigarettes

-       Wearing a scarf in the presence of the Chinese flag

-       Performing a traditional funeral (Janaaza)

-       Wearing a hijab (if you are under 45)

-       Telling others not to sin

-       Wearing any clothes with religious iconography

-       Refusing to denounce your family members or yourself in these public struggle sessions

-       Going to a mosque

-       Inviting multiple families to your house without registering with the police department

-       Being related to anyone who has done any of the above.


The oppression and suffering of our dear brothers and sisters in China cannot be underestimated and is little reported in the West who have no problem in benefitting from this Psudo Communist nations inhumanity whilst they reap the cheap labour and economic benefits of the region. From the list of so called ‘crimes’, we can see that many are directly related to Muslim women and as such millions of women and children are victims of terrible abuse. Security agencies regularly collect DNA, conduct iris scans, and voice and scans the contents of their digital devices are seized. The use of digitally coded ID cards to track their movements and invade privacy, the employment of CCTV cameras on their homes, streets, and marketplaces are all commonplace. These methods violate the honor and dignity of females and are very sensitive to the rules of the Islamic social system. One of the terrifying ordeals Muslim women face is being sent to one of the vast networks of political education camps that have been created to hold and “re-educate” Uighurs who are too attached to their mother culture. Somewhere between 600,000 and 1.2 million men and women are being held in these camps. Muslim women are abandoned by the fake international laws that are supposed to protect their freedoms and worse still they are abandoned by their own Muslim leaders who use their billions of dollars of military equipment only against their fellow Muslim in Yemen and other areas where Western nations direct them to. Our sisters in China suffer as our sisters in Burma, Syria and the Blessed Land - Palestine and in the West where expression of Islam is criminalized and they are not valued as free thinking intellectuals who choose not to be enslaved by Liberal values. We pray to Allah (swt) that our sisters in China remain patient in their trials and that the voice of Muslims globally is raised against those that persecute the innocent pure Muslimah characters and seek to expose the tyrant rulers who aid their oppression.

We pray for the speedy return of the Khalifah that will resume the Islamic political system globally and unite all of the Muslim lands, making it impossible for such international co-operation against Muslims and their global persecution. Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a 125-page report on the crisis in Xinjiang titled “‘Eradicating Ideological Viruses’: China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims. Upon the return of the Khilafah, Islam would not be a ‘virus’ but a guidance to the world for true human rights and non-hypocrisy in political dealings. ”Allah (swt) does not forget the good work of the believers and we must make sure we are true to the Ayat in the Quran reminding us of our loyalty only to Quran and Sunnah regardless of those that demand we abandon it.

﴿الَّذِينَ يَنقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ مِيثَاقِهِ وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

“Those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined and cause corruption on earth, it is those who are the losers.”[Surat Al-Baqarah 2:27]

 Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Imrana Mohammad
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

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