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|WHY IS IT THAT ISLAM IS FOUGHT SO DELIGENTLY???|
|08/18/00 at 22:20:30|
|People of Eastren Turkistan do not want more than The freedom ,Independence and the democracy ,and ask help from all human rights supporters .. Eastren Turkistan or Uyguristan , The original land of Turk ,which suffers now under the occupation of Chinese and face demographic marginalization as main strategy of red China ,to flood Eastren Turkistan with settlers from all-over far China (Han ethnic group) until the the Uygur , with their language,religion, and traditions are just overwhelmed ,so as to say after that ,this is a Chinese land ,In 1950 there were only 200,000 Han Chinese in all the Eastren Turkistan ,but now ,there are more than 6 million Han Chinese , and Red China policy continues to bring more Chinese Han to the area , hundreds of them daily arriving ,drawn by housing and jobs incentives that in practice are only to ethnic Chinese , |
Any Uygur from Easren Turkistan wish to say to the Free World Community the following facts:
China does not want the world to know about Eastern Turkistan. In fact, China does not even want the world to pay much attention to Xinjiang. It wishes this part of the world to stay invisible -- while the Chinese imprison, torture and all too often kill my countrymen with no justifiable cause, while the Chinese poison the environment, while the Chinese use my nation as a dumping ground for untold thousands of Laogai -- the world knows the word better as Gulag -- prisoners.
According to Beijing, I am Chinese. But, look at me. I am not Chinese. I do not speak their language. I am connected through thousands of years of history to the Turkic family of nations.
I am actually a Uyghur -- a race that reaches back far before the time of Ghenghis Khan, to the time of the Huns who Westerners know as the people who came from Asia to the Roman Empire.
My language is Uyghur - Turkic. Indeed, my language is the root language for the group known to scholars as the Altaic languages.
My religion is Islam.
I ask you to look at me and to listen to me and to know my culture.
I am not Chinese. I am Uyghur.
The Beijing authorities do not want you to hear these words or the words of my friends here today. They hope to suppress the true identity of Eastern Turkistan and make it Han. They hope to wipe out my culture, to deny my people their heritage, to deny them the most basic rights which Americans take for granted.
Beijing will tell you that there are 8 million Uyghurs. We know that the figure is much higher: as many as 25 million. It is only one of many truths that the Chinese do not want the world to know.
Let me tell you some of these truths.
Eastern Turkistan was an independent state for many centuries. It was invaded and conquered by the Qing Empire in 1759. The Turkic people rebelled numerous times -- by one count 42 times. Finally, in 1864, the Turkic people succeeded in chasing the Manchus from their homeland. They founded an independent state which had diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire, Russia, and Great Britain.
China returned, however, in 1877, again conquering my homeland. In 1884, China declared Eastern Turkistan to be China's 19th province, renaming it "Sinkiang." This means "new territory" or "new dominion." Eventually, the province became known as Xinjiang.
After Sun Yat-sen and the Nationalists took power in 1911, East Turkistanis again rebelled. The Qumul Rebellion led to the creation of the Eastern Turkistani Islamic Republic in 1933. A second rebellion led to the creation of a free East Turkistan in 1944. These and other efforts were crushed by China, but they demonstrate the persistent and deep belief of my people that they are not part of China.
Rule under the Communists has been particularly harsh. My land has become a dungeon for its people since 1949. Half a million Eastern Turkistanis have been killed. Hundreds of thousands have been sent to labor camps under the worst imaginable conditions. Three hundred thousand have fled to neighboring countries.
China has attempted to destroy the Eastern Turkistani culture as well as its people. Eastern Turkistanis are forced to dress like Chinese, to speak, write, read, eat, sing, and dance like Chinese. China is importing millions of Han -- and at the same time forcing Eastern Turkistani families to limit their number of children. Authorities often forcibly sterilize parents and abort the unborn young.
The authorities are also systematically attacking religion. As the Wall Street Journal has reported, Beijing has barred Muslims from prayer as part of their crackdown known as Strike Hard. Normally this repression is undocumented, but my organization has video tape of China's crushing of a 1995 rebellion in the city of Khotan.
Today, Eastern Turkistan is one of the poorest parts of China. This is ironic since the land is rich with natural resources including uranium, platinum, gold, diamonds, iron, and silver.
Geologists estimate that the province contains 1,600 billion tons of coal. One third of China's oil reserves are believed to be within Eastern Turkistan. In 1994, the Washington Post reported that "oil in China's Tarim Basin [the southern part of Eastern Turkistan] may contain nearly as much crude as Saudi Arabia."
China's desire to exploit Eastern Turkistan's natural resources has been matched only by its desire to use the land as an environmental dumping ground. Most devastating has been China's nuclear testing program, centered at Lop Nor in Eastern Turkistan.
No one knows exactly how many have been deformed or killed by China's nuclear activities. Some estimate 200,000 dead. What is clear is that the Lop Nor region has rates of cancer far higher than the rest of China.
All these are truths about my homeland that China does not want known. Yet, we who believe in the future of Eastern Turkistan believe these truths will be known, and that Chinese rule of our land will end.
As we have been forced into exile, our movement for a free Eastern Turkistan has become global. While we know the struggle for freedom is ours to win, we turn to the world community and to the great democracies like the United States for support.
|Re: WHY IS IT THAT ISLAM IS FOUGHT SO DELIGENTLY???|
|08/19/00 at 17:55:14|
This is so sad. The Chinese are so good at repressing and hiding things that the world rarely hears about the suppression of Muslim over there. You know what makes me angry? That Pakistan calls the Chinese its friend. Now thatís really sad.
But then again knowing how the situation is of the Muslims in the world today, can you really blame the Pakistani government? I mean, if we don't have China on our side as a so called friend then we won't have anyone and that's the sad truth. Pakistan will be completely isolated. My mother says that sometimes to win or gain something in life a person has to admit defeat and loose the battle in order to win the war.
Knowing the Pakistanis, and being one myself, I think as soon as the Kashmiri problem is over, inshallah, Pakistan will turn towards China and its treatment of the Muslims and its occupation of land that is not theirs. Now that I have given it more thought, it would be highly unwise to take up arms, diplomatically or physically, with the Chinese at this point in time. I would like to live in la la land and think other wise but that wouldn't be a very wise decision. It would be a suicide attempt.
As for the rest of the Muslim countries, all their focus is on the Israel problem or some of them don't care. For instance Kuwait and the Turkish government.
We need the help of the superpower and the sub super powers if we want to win all the wars and struggles all at once and as quickly as possible.
If Muslims had been and would be true Muslims then we wouldn't be in such a sad and pathetic situation right now, and I wouldn't be sitting here typing about it helpless to do anything.
Or the Muslims need to do this: they need to come together as a big force and stop everything. With the Arab countries being rich off of oil we will have the money that we need to fight with these powers that are killing our Muslim brothers and sisters and robbing the children of their innocense. With the money from the oil, oh heck by whatever means the money comes in from, the Muslims should buy the weapons from these powers and then use these against them. Who says violence doesn't solve problems? Justified violence does solve problems. In America's and its allies case, violence does solve it but they teach us that it won't work for us. Violence in Iraq sure solved the problem that they had with Iraq.
But anyway, I went off topic. Then when the Muslims have stacked up on weapons they should stop exporting oil to these countries. This will have the following effects. The countries will have to turn to their own oil reserves and the prices will go high. The whole economy will go corkscrewing down to the dump. The way people are steeped in wealth and materialism today, this will enrage them and they will put pressure on their irrespective governments to help the Muslims and to stop killing them for no reason. If the governments will choose to ignore the cries of their constituents the truth about these so called democracies will emerge forth.
Today, its all about the Benjamins. That's the most effective place that the Muslims can attack the people on. But for this to happen, the Muslims need to do the following.
They need to leave Nationalism, and turn to Islam. They need to have a vision, one united vision. They need to turn to Allah and ask for forgiveness and repent from their sins. They need to shun materialism. They need a cure for the sickness of their heart. Allah is Al-Shafee. The Healer. They need to ask Allah to heal their sick hearts so that their thought, their body and their actions will be healed. And they need to sacrifice. Ha, now thatís a funny request isnít it? Who in todayís materialistic world is willing to sacrifice? Not enough people.
But can this be expected of the Muslims of today? Will it take 10, 20 or more years? Centuries even, before we stop making excuses and stand up against tyranny?
I think we are heading that way slowly but surely. The decline of the Golden Age of Islam was gradual and so will the revival of Islam again will be gradual. But despite this comfort, our hearts still feel pangs of remorse, anger and sorrow, and our eyes still shed a tear or two once in a while. And I honestly believe that despite this, we will be questioned about this on the day of Judgement and will be accountable for it. That is why we need to pave a path, even if it is a rough one, for our future generations so that they may be able to finish the work and live in peace.
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