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ISNA-2021 Uyghur & our responsibility

Click below to watch Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid talk of our responsibility towards our Uyghur brothers and sisters.

State-sponsored genocide. The largest mass detention of people since the Holocaust. The erasure of an entire culture as we speak.

Uyghurs in Concentration Camps
Mosques in East Turkestan Destroyed
Change in Muslim Population since 1955

This is what an Uyghur has to live through each day

No Freedom of Religion

No Prayer

Praying is forbidden, so Uyghur Muslims are forced to pray secretly while sitting in a chair or while in the toilet.

No Fasting

Fasting in Ramadan, which forms an essential part of Muslim faith, is forbidden for East Turkestan’s Uyghur Muslims.

No Salam

Even the simple act of greeting one another by saying “Salam” (meaning Peace) is forbidden in order to wipe out Uyghur Muslim identity.

No Wedding

Uyghurs cannot have Islamic weddings at home. The Chinese reward whistleblowers up to US$ 7500 for reporting them.

No Eid Celebrations

Eid, which is an important occasion for Muslims (similar to Christmas), is banned and festivities are not allowed.

No Uyghur Language

Uyghur language education is banned and Uyghur or Islamic literature, if found, is confiscated by officials.

No Mosques

Mosques are heavily monitored. There are no Imams (leaders) left because they are all detained in camps. Over 70% of the Mosques in Kashgar have been demolished.

No Muhammad

Parents are forbidden from giving their children common Islamic names, deemed ‘extremist’ by the State. Failure to comply can restrict the child’s access to education & healthcare.

No Halal Food

Halal food or food bearing the Halal mark is banned in Uyghur areas. One must explain why he/she is not eating pork and Uyghur owned shops must stock alcohol and pork.

Privacy Nonexistent

Forced Guests

1 million communist ‘guests’ live in Uyghur homes as government informants. The concept of family privacy for modest Uyghur Muslims has become a distant dream.


Facial recognition and surveillance systems are focused on and densely installed in areas with a majority of Uyghur Muslims; particularly, in and near Mosques.

Mobile Spyware

Uyghur Muslims must install Jingwang Weishi, an app that monitors their activity. Installing the app but not using the phone is a sure way to land in a camp.

DNA Sampling

Millions of East Turkestan’s Uyghur residents are required by law to submit DNA Samples for police/government record.

Inter-household Spying

Uyghur Muslim households are divided into groups of 10 to spy on one another.

Government Minders

Non-uniformed, government minders prevent Uyghurs from talking to reporters or meeting with foreigners without supervision.

Organ Harvesting

Uyghur are subjected to forced organ harvesting which are then sold to patients traveling to China for organ transplants.

Organ Harvesting

Uyghur are subjected to forced organ harvesting which are then sold to patients traveling to China for organ transplants.


No livelihood. No travel.

Frequent Pullovers

A person would be pulled over and have his ID checked 7 times while traveling just 2-3 km on his/her bike.

Forced Labor

Forced labor has been made mandatory for Uyghur Muslims.

Confiscation of Property

Chinese authorities confiscate land and properties of Uyghur Muslims and redistribute them to Chinese communists.

Heavy Policing

There are over 90,000 new security posts, 500 yards apart in cities. These stop Uyghurs and waving through communists.

Confiscated Passports

Passports of hundreds of thousands Uyghur Muslims have been confiscated by the state to prevent them from fleeing abroad.

Local Travel Restrictions

Uyghurs are frequently restricted to their own hometowns or cities and not allowed to travel to other parts of their own country.

Could you live like this?
If you can’t, why should they?

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