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Global Muslim Response to Uyghur Crisis

by UyghurTimes

Feb 06, 2022

We, the undersigned organizations commit ourselves to work together to stop the ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in East Turkistan.

We note that an independent tribunal of international law experts determined on 9 December 2021 that Uyghurs face genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Chinese government.

We agree to cooperate and support the human rights of Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic Muslims of East Turkistan, based on Islamic values of peace and justice, as well as universal human rights principles.

We pledge solidarity and mutual support and express the will to coordinate joint initiatives and call upon Muslims everywhere to do the same. We will work to create effective solutions to provide refuge and protection for Uyghur refugees at risk.

Based on a strong sense of urgency regarding the atrocities against Uyghurs and other Turkic individuals and families, which are also atrocities against Islam, we urge religious, civil society, and political leaders to take a stand and strong action.

We, therefore, thank the nations which have already recognized that Uyghurs are facing genocide. We urge other nations to do the same and take steps to stop this genocide.

We further urge the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur on the Uyghur genocide. Consequently, governments, the Organisation of Turkic States, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the United Nations, and other international bodies must hold the Chinese government accountable, including in front of the International Court of Justice.

Agreed on January 20, 2022

Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)

Global Peace Mission – Malaysia

Islamic Information Services Foundation – Malaysia


Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs (ACCIN) – Malaysia

Pamong Asthabrata Foundation (PAMASTHA) – Indonesia

Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations (MAPIM)

World Uyghur Congress Foundation – Turkey

Stand4Uyghurs – UK

Islam21c – UK


East Turkistan Muslim Scholars Association – Turkey

World Uyghur Congress

International Union of East Turkistan Organizations

US Council of Muslim Organizations

Women’s Alliance for Family Institution and Quality Education (WAFIQ) – Malaysia

Free Uyghur Now – USA

Justice For All – USA

PRIMA – Indonesia

Uyghur Academy Foundation – Turkey

Bait Al Amanah – Malaysia

Uyghur Human Rights Project

Ili Meshrep Foundation


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