Rejecting China’s Self-Victimization: A Rebuttal for Mr. Jeffrey Sachs’s Opinion Piece

Rejecting China’s Self-Victimization

(By Julie Millsap for CFU exclusive)

Mr. Sachs, your opinion piece seems to be based on one primary flawed assumption: that China is telling the truth, and consequently that any mistakes that were made in handling the virus outbreak can be attributed to blunders and an inauspicious wish to avoid disturbing the Chinese New Year celebrations. I wonder why you do not offer the same type of excuses for our own government.  Whether or not President Trump and other officials should also be held accountable is a point that I might clarify is not antithetical to holding China accountable. Why must it be either/or? By the same points that lead you to vilify the actions of President Trump, we must likewise vilify the Chinese Communist Party’s suppression of truth and failure to act to protect the global community.…Read More

Campaign for Uyghurs remembers the case of Uyghur historian and publisher Iminjan Seydin on his 55th birthday

Campaign for Uyghurs remembers the case of Uyghur historian and publisher Iminjan Seydin on his 55th birthday, today. We call on China’s government to release Iminjan, and to stop their genocide of the Uyghur people! As one of the hundreds and thousands of Uyghur intellectuals and millions of innocent Uyghurs, Mr. Iminjan Seydin is a victim of China’s genocide against the Uyghurs. Today, the entire Uyghur population is facing persecution and arbitrary detention. Famous or well-known Uyghurs in the publics’ eye, and those with a voice, have been silenced with the purpose of completely eliminating anyone who might produce, extend or defend Uyghur ideology and values. Uyghur elites, philanthropists, shop-owners, intellectuals, professors, writers, journalists, doctors, academics, actors-entertainers are the main target.…Read More

The majority of forced laborers in Chinese factories are women from the Hoten and Kashgar regions.

“Uyghur workers are ready to serve as slaves; the minimum order is 100 workers!”

(Prepared for CFU Exclusively)  Today, if you ask someone wearing ‘Nike” and ‘Puma’ shoes on his feet, an ‘Adidas’ shirt on his back or carrying, ‘Fila’ bag on his back and talking on an ‘iPhone,’ whether slave markets still exist in the world, the answer will be, “Oh, come on! Of course not. There is no slavery!”

Because, it is not possible for someone to imagine that Uyghur youth is placed in concentration camps and then put up for sale on an “online slave market,” which is available for use worldwide and utilized by the world’s largest companies.

“Our company provides state-guaranteed shipment services of many workers”…Read More

Eine andere Art von Folter der Uiguren

Junge Uigurinnen werden mit Han Chinesen zwangsverheiratet.
„Lasst sie kein Heim auf hohen Hügeln bauen,
lasst sie ihre Mädchen nicht in ferne Länder bringen.“

(Übersetzung: Amine Tursun)

Es gibt einen bekannten Folksong, der unter den Anatoliern kursiert. Der Lyrics erklärt den Widerwillen und die Undankbarkeit, den man beim Heiraten von jemandem aus fernen Ländern, die sich außerhalb der Reichweite befinden, verspürt. Das Lied handelt von jenen verheirateten Frauen, welche sich nach ihrer Familie sehnen und von dem Kummer der jungen Mädchen, die zwangsverheiratet wurden. Es ist nicht lange her, dass auf Anatolischem Boden landseigene Mädchen ganz einfach ausgetauscht wurden gegen die Hoffnung auf folgenden Reichtum.

Nun leben wir in einer Zeit, in der der Tausch zwischen einer Braut gegen Bezahlung nichtmehr der allgemeinen Norm entspricht, und dennoch fing die chinesische Regierung an, junge uigurische Mädchen zu zwingen Han-Chinesen zu heiraten. Dies spielt sich zur Zeit in Ost Turkistan ab. Das muslimische Uiguren mag keine Heirat mit Han-Chinesen, da sie ihre Uigurische Identität über Generationen beibehalten wollen. Den Uiguren war es bis heute gelungen dies erfolgreich durchzusetzen, trotz dem zunehmenden Druck der Chinesischen Regierung.Egal wie viele Strapazen sie erlitten, letzten Endes gelang es ihnen ihre Religion, ihre Sprache und ihre Wurzeln zu bewahren und zu schützen. Ost Türkistan wurde Chinas größtes Hindernis auf dem Weg, die globalen Wirtschaft und Politik zu dominieren.

Ost-Türkistan ist reich an Bodenschätzen und somit war es für China vorteilhaft, das Land zu besetzen. Die Chinesische kommunistische Partei setzt sich eine systematische Assimilation durch um die Uigurische Bevölkerung zu indoktrinieren und die Opposition zu blockieren. Der größte Schritt um dies zu erreichen, was die Herbeiführung der sog. „Umerziehungslager“ für Uiguren, welche 2014 gebaut wurden. Es ist bereits bekannt, dass über drie Millionen Menschen in diesen sog. Lagern gefangen gehalten werden. Sogar heute noch haben die Angehörigen dieser Insassen keine Möglichkeit um sie zu kontaktieren, und zu erfahren, wie es ihnen ergeht.

Das kommunistische Regime hörte an diesem Punkt nicht auf – eine Millionen Chinesische Beamte kontrollieren Uyghurische Haushalte, indem sie als sog. „Gäste“ bei ihnen für einpaar Woge leben. Des Weiteren entwickelten sie ein derart präzises Überwachumgssystem, um auch wirklich jeden Atemzug der Uiguren zu dokumentieren.Tag für Tag verschärfen sich die Methoden zur Assimilation der Uiguren. Eine dieser Methoden ist, junge Uigurinnen zu zwingen, Han-Chinesen zu heiraten, um die Uiguren endgültig auszulöschen. Diese Mischehe mit Männern, die die Sprache, Religion und Wurzeln der Uiguren nicht teilen, ist unter der Turkvolk-Gemeinde inakzeptabel.

China – das Land, das die Verbreitung des Coronavirus nicht eingegrenzt hat, dieses Land versucht uigurische Frauen zu bestechen sie mit Geld und zwingen zur Heirat zu bringen. Als wäre es nicht genug, veröffentlicht die Regierung Propagandafilme, Magazine, Seifenopern und Nachrichtenartikel über diese Mischehen um es so darzustellen, als wären diese jungen Mädchen glücklich. Dennoch wurden diese Bestechungsversuche von den Uyghuren streng abgelehnt, wodurch sie sich einer Massenunterdrückung stellen mussten.

Wie die Gründerin und Direktorin der „Campaign for uyghurs“ sagte: „Diese Hochzeiten wurden zwangsweise durchgeführt. Falls die Mädchen, oder auch deren Familien den Heiratsantrag ablehnen würden, schickte die Regierung entweder die Braut selbst, oder ihre Familie in das Umerziehungslager. “Wenn man genauer drüber nachdenkt, haben diese mehr als 1200 sog. „Umerziehungslager“ in Osttürkistan eine erschreckende Ähnlichkeit wie die Konzetrationslager im dritten Reich, was die heutigen Insassen der chinesischen Lager offensichtlich hoffnungslos macht.Die Mädchen, welche verheiratet wurden, sind nicht dazu erlaubt, ihre Kultur und Religion auszuleben. Beispielsweise erklärte Gulmira, dass junge Mädels dazu gezwungen wurden jede Woche auf Parties feiern zu gehen.

Eine weitere brutale Art der Unterdrückung ist der Zwang, Alkohol zu trinken und Schweinefleisch zu essen. U.S Außenminister Mike Pompeo beschrieb diese schrecklichen Taten der Chinesischen Regierung als die sog. „Befleckung des Jahrhunderts.“ Außerdem agierten andere muslimische Länder kaum gegen die Zwangsheiraten, obwohl der Prophet Muhammad (Friede und Segen sei mit ihm) bekannt gab, dass Zwangshochzeiten auf keinen Fall erlaubt sind, sei es durch die Regierung oder durch die Eltern.

Was sagte der Folksong, ?
„Lass sie nicht über Mamas Kostbarkeit reden
Höre, o fliegende Vögel
Ich vermisse Mama
Ich vermisse sowohl Mama als auch Papa
Ich vermisse mein Dorf. ”

Es ist die Zeit gekommen, das Leiden der jungen uigurischen Mädchen zu beenden und sie mit ihren Familien wieder zu vereinen.

500 Thousand Children have become Victims of Cultural Engineering

For the Past 60 Years, children have become the biggest victims of persecution

He was called into the police station, after which he hung up the phone and left his home. In order to prevent anything from happening to them, he didn’t speak to his wife or his four children.

“It was too dangerous for us to leave together in a large group. We left our poor families in the hands of Allah.

These two stories are reflections of the persecution of Uyghurs in East Turkistan which took place at different times. First is the story of Aziz, who came to Istanbul because of the recent rise of oppression. The second is the memoir/recollection of Mehmet Emin Buğra, one of the leaders of the East Turkistan cause and his departure from Urumqi. For the past 60 years, the main victims of these systematic atrocities were women and children. Especially kids. Concurrently, Mehmet Emin Buğra’s companion, a famous scholar, and pioneers of the East Turkistan cause, İsa Yusuf Alptekin’s daughter died following complications after her feet froze.

Today, more than 500 000 Uyghur children were taken to state-run “orphanages” after their mothers and fathers were taken to concentration camps. Meanwhile, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was assimilating this younger generation, the Muslim community, consisting of over 1.8 billion people has failed to effectively remark on this because they want to preserve their economic interests.…Read More

Another Form of Torture for the Uyghurs: Forced to Marry Han Chinese

Another Form of Torture for the Uyghurs: Forced to Marry Han Chinese

Asım Yılmaz

“Don’t let them build homes on high hills

Don’t let them bride their girls to faraway lands”

There is a famous folk song that circulated amongst Anatolians. The lyrics declare the unwillingness and unappreciation of marrying someone from far places, those beyond reach. The song speaks about those married women who long for their families and the sorrow of the young girls who were forced into marriage. Not so long ago, Anatolian soil witnessed the disturbing reality of your girls being so easily sacrificed in exchange for the hopes of gaining prosperity.

Now, we live in a time where exchanging a bride for payments to a family is no longer the norm. However, the Chinese Communist Party has started to force young Uyghur girls to marry Han Chinese men in our ancestral homeland of East Turkistan, just miles away from Turkey.

Uyghurs, who are both Muslim and Turkic do not accept intermarriage with Han Chinese because they wish to keep their ethnicity intact and pass on their Uyghur identity to the next generations. Therefore, until now, intermarriage between Uyghurs and Chinese was not practiced because Uyghurs have been able to avoid it by successfully opposing this practice which was pushed on them by one of the strongest powers in the world, China and the Communist Party regime. No matter how much they oppressed, Uyghurs managed to protect their religion, their language, and their roots. East Turkistan has become Chinas biggest obstacle in its efforts to dominate the global economy and international politics through the “Belt and Road Initiative.”

East Turkistan is rich in natural resources and is, therefore “easy-peasy” for China to occupy. In order to “paint the whole town red,” the Chinese Communist Party put in place systematic assimilation to indoctrinate the Uyghur community and block the opposition. The biggest step to accomplish this was to place Uyghurs into so-called “vocational training centers” which were built in 2014. It is common knowledge that over 2 million people have been placed in these “centers” and never heard from again. Even today, Uyghurs whose relatives were placed in the camps have heard no news on the whereabouts of those imprisoned.

The communist regime did not stop there; they placed one million Chinese cadres into Uyghur homes as “guests.” Now, they are building a system that monitors every breath that Uyghurs take. As the days go on, new methods are set up that assimilate the Uyghurs.

One of such methods is marrying off young Uyghur ladies to Han Chinese men, in an effort to make them extinct. The intermarriage of young ladies to men who do not have the same language, religion, and roots as they are not acceptable for the Turkish community.

In China, the same communist regime that allowed the “pain in the neck” coronavirus to spread, also tried to bribe Uyghurs with money to marry Han Chinese men. As if that was not enough, they released propaganda films, magazines, soap operas and news articles of the intermarriage, making it look as though these young Uyghur girls who got married to these Chinese men were happy. But the bribes of worldly goods were harshly rejected by the Uyghurs. Uyghurs faced mass oppression here. As the founder and Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs Rushan Abbas said “These marriages are done by force. If they refuse, either the “bride” or her family goes to the camps.” When you think about it, more than 1200 so-called “educational camps” in East Turkistan are set up in the same manner as the Nazi camps were; built for exterminating Jews. Obviously making the Uyghurs hopeless.

These girls who got married were not permitted to live with their culture and religion. An example of this oppression was, as Gulmira said, “young girls were forced to go dancing parties every week.” Another brutal form of oppression was forcing them to drink alcohol and eat pork.

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo once described these horrible acts perpetrated by the Chinese as a “stain of the century.” Also, Muslim majority countries have been surprisingly weak to go against China’s forced marriage policies, despite believing in a religion where Prophet Muhammad gave no permission for forced marriage; even in the case where only the parents wanted it.

What was the folk song that belonged to Edirne, one of the flag cities in Turkey, saying?

“Don’t let them talk down mama’s precious

Hear ye, o flying birds

I miss mom

I miss both mom and dad

I miss my village.”

It is time to end the yearnings of young Uyghurs’ girls and it is time to let them be reunited with their families.

The Plight of Uyghurs in the Coronavirus Crisis: An Interview With Rushan Abbas by Family Research Council

by Family Research Council
March 26, 2020

The Chinese government’s persecution of Uyghurs, a small religious minority in China, is now one of the world’s most well-documented human rights crises. Though the coronavirus has taken its toll on China, the government’s assault on religious minorities hasn’t stopped. As a part of a larger campaign against all religions, the Chinese government has targeted Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim community, because of their religion and culture. The unique and brutal policies enacted by the Chinese government in Xinjiang, the region where most Uyghurs live (sometimes referred to by Uyghurs as East Turkistan), have placed particular hardships on residents during the coronavirus—something FRC has covered here.

Rushan Abbas, the founder of Campaign for Uyghurs, is familiar with the devastating policies of the Chinese Communist Party against Uyghurs. Her own sister, Gulshan Abbas, disappeared in September 2018 and is believed to be among the more than 1.8 million Uyghurs forcibly detained in what the Chinese government calls “Vocational Education and Training Centers” intended to “re-educate” detainees. The facts expose China’s excuses—Rushan’s sister was a medical doctor at a state hospital before she retired for health reasons and was not in need of “re-education.” The coronavirus crisis has only caused more international concern for the conditions of Uyghurs living in China, including Rushan’s sister.…Read More