Protest for Chinese Repression of Uyghur Muslims on 14th March 2015
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
I stand before you today on behalf of our sisters in Australia to send a strong message of condemnation to the government of the People’s Republic of China regarding their treatment of our brothers and sisters in East Turkistan. We would also like to send a special message of support to our sisters and their children who suffer everyday and every hour as a result of the tyranny and oppression of the Chinese Government.
O Government of China! You may think that your crimes are insignificant to the rest of the world. You try to quietly carry out such barbaric acts in the name of protecting your country but we are watching and here to today to expose you for what you really are.
It is you that ban our sisters from wearing their hijabs and niqabs, seeking to strip away their connection to the command of Allah Azawajal. It is you that take away women and girls in the streets who defy the bans and proceed to lecture them about appropriate dress under the campaign of Project Beauty. Because of your oppressive laws they cannot use public transport, study at university, be served at gas stations, banks, government buildings and even hospitals.
It is you that storm the dorm rooms of female university students in the early hours of the morning to make sure they are not fasting in Ramadan. It is you that forces them to drink from a water bottle in the middle of the day during Ramadan to make sure their fasts are broken. As if this is not enough it is you that bars our sisters leaving the hell your create for them to perform the hajj.
It is you that demolish the homes, livelihoods and souls of our sisters due to so called seismic issues.
It is you that intimidates the families of our young sisters to transport them westward into China, thousands of miles away to work in factories under appalling conditions, falsely promising them of better opportunities. You seek not to provide opportunities, but only to assimilate our sisters into your culture and erode their Islamic identity. Many of our sisters never see their families again.
It is you that murders unborn babies, forcing our sisters to undergo abortion and sterilisations. Our pregnant sisters along with their husbands run and hide from village to village but you hunt them like wolves, arrest them and inject them with abortion inducing drugs even if they are nine months pregnant. In one case a woman was caught fleeing with her husband but she was forcibly injected at 11pm. Her beloved son was born the next day at 5pm and her husband rushed in when he heard the cries of a baby. He raced the baby to another hospital in order to save him but it was too late as the drug had already entered his system. This is just one nightmare among many you inflict everyday.
It is you that force our brothers and sisters to run away into neighbouring countries, risking their lives to cross borders. Many of them leave their younger children behind as they do not want to risk losing them during the perilous journey. If they are lucky to escape they think about their children every day. You sign agreements with your friends in Afghanistan and South East Asia these countries to lock up our sisters and their children, many to a cell, accusing them of terrorism. Are our sisters and their toddlers the terrorists or are you the greatest terrorists?
Dear sisters in China. Continue to hold fast to the greatest comfort of this world which is your Islam. Your struggles and tears are not forgotten by the rest of us even though we are thousands of kilometres apart. Your courage and patience in practicing your deen under such conditions is an inspiration for all of us.
Remember the words of Allah in Surah Al Baqarah
Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, "When (will come) the Help of Allah?" Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!
You are in our prayers and we work hard to ensure that you live a better life through our work to call for the resumption of the Khilafah on the way of the Prophethood.
Dear sisters of our community. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith. Do not feel helpless at the situation of the ummah and resort to doing little beyond your individual related obligations of the deen. Remember that enjoining the good and forbidding the evil extends beyond your personal sphere and applies to the entire ummah. When we see such oppressions, stand tall, speak loud and defend our brothers and sisters. May this deed of yours weigh heavy on the day of judgement and we ask Allah swt to protect our brothers and sisters in China and send us the victory. Ameen.
Written by Umm Isa,
Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia,
"فيك الهادف" وتهمة معاداة السامية: دموع التماسيح من بطل الوحشية اليهودية
هذه ليست المرة الأولى التي يسعى فيها المدافعون عن الإجرام اليهودي في فلسطين، لإسكات أيّ انتقاد لبربرية وهمجية الكيان اليهودي أو ما يسمى "إسرائيل"، من خلال انتحال دور الضحية. إنّ اليهود في فلسطين هم المحتلون والغاصبون لأرض إسلامية، إنّهم هم الذين أجبروا شعباً بأكمله على النزوح، إنّهم هم الذين لم يترددوا لحظة عن نسف البيوت على رؤوس ساكنيها، وقصف المدارس على رؤوس طلابها، والمساجد على رؤوس المصلين وهم ركعا سجدا لله.
ذروة النفاق والفساد أن يسعى أحد ما لإدانة من يدين الهمجية اليهودية في فلسطين، والتي خلّفت عشرات الآلاف من الضحايا من أهلنا في فلسطين، من خلال تصوير من يعارض الاحتلال اليهودي، كمن يعارض اليهود أنفسهم لمجرد أنهم يهود. إنّ الانتقادات الموجهة لحزب التحرير هي في الواقع نفس الانتقادات الموجهة إلى جميع المسلمين، الذين يعارضون إجرام الاحتلال اليهودي في فلسطين.
لقد جاءت التصريحات التي أثيرت حولها تلك الزوبعة، في وقت هجوم اليهود الأخير البربري ضد أهل غزة، وهو الهجوم الذي دمر بشكل عشوائي المنازل والمدارس والمستشفيات والمساجد، حيث قتل الآلاف من الرجال والنساء والأطفال في ذلك العدوان الغاشم، لذا فإنّ الكلمات التي قيلت في ذلك الوقت، يجب أن ينظر إليها في سياق ذلك العدوان وتبعاته، ويجب أن ينظر عند الإشارة إلى اليهود في ذلك السياق، على أنه إشارة للاحتلال اليهودي. إنّ اليهود أنفسهم يشيرون بفخر إلى الكيان اليهودي كدولة يهودية، لذلك فمن الخداع والمخاتلة التباكي عندما يستخدم الآخرون الوصف نفسه تماماً.
من المعروف للجميع عبر التاريخ، أن اليهود كانوا يلجؤون للمسلمين في أوقات الحاجة عند يأسهم من أن يحميهم غيرهم. فلم يزدهر اليهود إلا في ظل الإسلام، ولم يدركوا عصرهم الذهبي إلا في ظل الإسلام. وإنّ محاولة كتابة التاريخ من خلال تزييف الحقائق، وتصوير المسلمين على أنهم معادون للسامية هو الخداع بعينه، بل هو جريمة بحد ذاتها.
والمفارقة أنّ هذه الانتقادات تأتي من شخص مثل "فيك الهادف"، ذلك الرجل المنبوذ تماماً من الجالية الإسلامية، والذي أقيل بصورة مخزية من مهامه في لجنة العلاقات الإثنية لدعمه اللامحدود للوحشية اليهودية في قطاع غزة. ويبدو أنه يسعى الآن وبلا خجل للانتقام من الجالية الإسلامية من خلال استغلال ما ورد على لسان شباب حزب التحرير بشكل مزوّر.
من جهة أخرى، فإنّ المسلمين يرحبون دائما بأي فرصة تسمح بتسليط الضوء على الفظائع اليهودية في فلسطين، ويتطلّعون إلى الانخراط في أي حوار عام حول هذا الموضوع.
المكتب الإعلامي لحزب التحرير في أستراليا
This is not the first time apologists for Jewish criminality in Palestine have sought to silence criticism of the actions of the Jewish entity by playing the victim card. The Jews in Palestine are occupiers of Islamic land, who displaced entire populations and have no hesitation blowing up homes on top of their inhabitants, schools on top of their students and mosques on top of their worshippers.
It is the height of depravity to seek to delegitimise the real and deadly concerns of the victims of Jewish barbarity in Palestine by portraying their opposition to Jewish occupation as opposition to Jews themselves. The criticisms directed towards Hizb ut-Tahrir are the in fact the same criticisms directed to all Muslims who principally oppose the criminality of Jewish occupation in Palestine.
The comments in question were made at the time of the most recent offensive against the people of Gaza, an offensive that indiscriminately razed homes, schools, hospitals and mosques, killing thousands of men, women and children in the process. Any words expressed at that time must necessarily be viewed in the context of this aggression, and any references to Jews in this context must necessarily be viewed as reference to Jewish occupation. Jews themselves proudly refer to the Jewish entity as a Jewish state, so it is disingenuous to later cry foul when others use the exact same descriptor.
It is well known to all that Jews have always historically turned to Muslims in times of their most desperate need. Jews have only flourished under Islam; indeed their golden age was realised only under Islam. To attempt to reconstruct history by portraying Muslims as anti-Semitic is not only disingenuous but criminal.
The irony is this criticism is now emanating from Vic Alhadeff, a man who was comprehensively rejected by the Muslim community and subsequently disgracefully discharged from his duties at the Community Relations Commission for his partisan support of Jewish brutality in Gaza. It appears he is now unashamedly seeking to extract his vengeance upon the Muslim community by falsely exploiting the words of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Muslims, as principled people, will shine the spotlight on Jewish atrocities in Palestine as long as they tragically occur, and will not hesitate to do so in a public conversation.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia
10 March 2015