In recent years, there has been a lot of media coverage on East Turkistan and the Uyghurs. The main reason behind this media interest is that the Chinese authorities’ repressive policies against the Uyghurs have developed into a genocide since 2016. With the dramatic change of situation in East Turkistan, the Uyghurs’ struggle for human rights, democracy and freedom has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world.
However, where is East Turkistan? Who are the Uyghurs? Why does China want to eradicate the Uyghurs? Why are the Uyghurs fighting against the Chinese state? What is the current situation? Many people do not know about these things. On one hand, the rivalry between China and the United States is misleading many people around the world including a great number of Muslims on the situation in East Turkistan. On the other hand, the Chinese propaganda that claims “the Uyghurs are a pawn of the West ” has been able to deceive many people in the Islamic World. This false notion has blinded many Muslims from seeing the reality of the Chinese regime and prevented them from speaking out and standing up for their Uyghur brothers and sisters.
As we realize the importance of challenging this Chinese propaganda and highlighting the Uyghur Gencoide and China’s war on Islam from the lens of the victims, the Uyghurs, we prepared this brochure. We hope this brochure will be able to explain to you the situation in East Turkistan and the real nature of the Chinese regime through educating you on the history of East Turkistan and the Uyghurs, the Chinese communist occupation and the genocide currently taking place in East Turkistan.
First published on Sept 30, 2022
Updated on Jan 06, 2023
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