Savagery hidden by the communist Chinese Government
Then we consider ideologies that in the twentieth century spread misery throughout the world, communism comes at the top of this list. Based on the ideas of two German philosophers, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, this belief system was implemented by cruel leaders such as Lenin, Stalin and Mao, and led to the worst slaughter and killing in the history of the world.
No matter how much we agree that communism collapsed as a regime with the breakup of the Soviet Union, communist ideology and practice in fact still continue, whether openly or in secret. The Muslim Turks of East Turkestan still live under the oppression of Maoist Red China. The human rights violations in East Turkestan are such that they cannot be ignored.
Chinese Cruelty in East Turkestan
The Muslim Turks of East Turkestan, known as the Uighurs, have lived under Chinese domination for about 250 years. The Chinese gave this Islamic territory the name "Xinjiang," or "conquered land," and called it their own. Following the 1949 takeover of China by the communists, led by Mao, the oppression in East Turkestan rose to even greater heights than before. The communist regime turned to the physical elimination of the Muslims, a group which refused to be assimilated.
The number of Muslims killed was truly staggering. Between 1949 and 1952, 2.8 million people were either killed outright by the Chinese army or else died of starvation in a famine engineered by the regime. Between 1952 and 1957, over 3.5 million people died, then 6.7 million between 1958 and 1960, and then between 1961 and 1965, an almost inconceivable 13.3 million.
Those Uighurs who managed to survive were subjected to torture and oppression. The late East Turkestan leader Isa Yusuf Alptekin, who spent many years in exile, described this in his books Dogu Turkistan Davasi (The East Turkestan Affair) and Unutulan Vatan Dogu Turkistan (East Turkestan: The Forgotten Land). According to these volumes, the oppression of the people of East Turkestan was no different from that of the Muslims in Bosnia, or the Albanian majority in Kosovo by the Serbs. The "punishments" meted out by the Chinese courts in the country are exceedingly ruthless and savage. These include burying people alive, beating people almost to death and then stripping them and leaving them to die in the snow, and tying oxen to people's legs in order to literally tear them apart limb-from-limb.
Assimilation Practices Aimed at the Wholesale Destruction of a Culture
NUCLEAR TESTS ON MUSLIMS
Taipei Times, 11-14 October, 1999
Since 1964, China has conducted 44 nuclear tests on East Turkestan which have resulted in the deaths of 210,000 people and left thousands afflicted with such diseases as cancer. Moreover, thousands of children have been born deformed.
Ever since 1949, the communist regime has set about eliminating the Muslim population, and has systematically moved Chinese immigrants into the region. The effects of this campaign, initiated by the Chinese government in 1953, are particularly striking. In 1953, fully 75 percent of the population was Muslim, and just 6 percent Chinese. By 1982, the ratio had changed to 53 percent Muslim and 40 percent Chinese. The 1990 census, which reported a population of 40 percent Muslim to 53 percent Chinese, began to lay bare the full dimensions of ethnic cleansing in the region.
Currently, the Uighurs are being made to stay in the villages, and Chinese are being installed in the cities. Thus, some cities now have populations which are as much as 80 percent Chinese. The aim is to establish a Chinese majority in the cities. The Chinese government's policy encouraging intermarriage between the local people and the Chinese is another part of this assimilation policy.
The Chinese administration has also used the Muslims of East Turkestan in nuclear tests. These tests began on Oct. 16, 1964, and as a result, people in the region have developed deadly illnesses, and some 20,000 handicapped children have been born. The number of Muslims who have lost their lives as a result of the tests is known to be in the area of 210,000. Thousands of others contracted cancer or were left crippled.
From 1964 to the present, China has detonated approximately 50 atomic and hydrogen bombs in East Turkestan. Swedish experts measured the effect of tremors set off by a 1984 underground test as registering 6.8 on the Richter scale.
The Real Reason for the Cruelty: Hatred of Islam
The one critical reason behind China's oppression of the people of East Turkestan is that they are Muslims, because communist China sees Islam as the biggest obstacle to its tightening its grip over the region.
Chinese intolerance resorts to all possible methods of oppression in order to turn the people from their religion, and went through its most fanatical period during the communist dictator Mao's Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. Mosques were torn down, mass worship was banned, Qur'anic courses were shuttered, and the Chinese moving into the area harassed the Muslim population however they could. Schools were used to spread atheist propaganda. All available means of communication were marshaled in a concerted effort to turn people away from their religion. People were banned from learning about their faith, and religious leaders were prohibited from teaching about it. However, in the face of all this oppression, the people still held fast to Islam.21
One of the methods of intimidation and pressure still used today shows itself in the schools. University education in the region is given in Chinese, and Muslims allowed to study in these universities make up only 20 percent of the student body. Economic difficulties are another barrier keeping the level of education low among the Muslim population. Schools that teach in Chinese enjoy advanced facilities, but Uighur schools lack such advantages. So-called religious education in schools is built upon a pillar of atheism.
The fact that the alphabet has been changed four times in the space of 30 years is another part of the assimilation policy aimed at local Muslims. Despite the Cultural Revolution, Mao left the Chinese script unchanged, but changed the Uighur alphabet from Roman letters to Russian-type Cyrillic. After that alphabet had been used for a while, the system went back to the Roman. Then, however, it changed over to Arabic script in order to block any cultural bridges from being established with Turkey. The difficulty in simply understanding each other faced by generations whose alphabets have been switched around so many times is all too clear.
Communist China's Anti-Islamic Role in the Far East
The savage oppression of Muslim Uighur Turks in East Turkestan continues unabated today. Chinese officials round up young Uighur Turks who have committed no offense, just because they see them as potential enemies of the regime. To escape this persecution, young people flee to the mountains or the deserts.
Since 1996, tens of thousands of Uighur Turks have been held in camps where it is known that many of them are subjected to severe torture. As one international human rights organization detailed in an official report, suspects are tried in mass hearings and either sentenced to hard labor or executed by firing squads in public squares. Courts operate under orders from the Communist Party. Perhaps more terrible yet, pregnant women are taken from their homes and forcibly sterilized under unhygienic conditions, and children born outside the government's quotas are killed, their families' wishes in the matter swept aside and unlistened to.
TORTURE IN THEIR OWN LAND
Radio Netherlands, February 13, 2001
After 1949, Mao's communist regime murdered some 35 million Uighur Turks. Some Muslims were burned alive or else beaten almost to death and then stripped and left to die in the snow. Others were tied to oxen and then literally torn apart limb-from-limb. None of the people were allowed to practice their religion freely.
Today Red China is still following Mao's policy and perpetrating the same cruelty. No human rights organizations are allowed into East Turkestan, and control of communications lies entirely in the hands of the Chinese state, leaving Muslims to suffer dreadful oppression.
In just two years, 1995-1997, more than 500,000 Uighur Turks were arrested without cause by the Chinese authorities.
During the same period more than 5,000 people died as the result of torture by the Chinese, or else simply disappeared.
The events of February 1997 summed up this Chinese persecution. On the Night of Power (Lailat-ul Qadr) during Ramadan, which occurred on Feb. 4, more than 30 women who had gone to a mosque to celebrate this important night for Muslims, were burst in on while they were reading the Qur'an, beaten by members of the Chinese militia and then dragged to security headquarters. Local residents went to the headquarters and asked for the women's release. In response, the bodies of three women who had been tortured to death were hurled in front of them, and fighting broke out between the outraged locals and the Chinese. Some 200 East Turkestan natives lost their lives between Feb. 4 and 7, and more than 3,500 ended up imprisoned in camps. On the morning of Feb. 8, people who had gathered in mosques were blocked by security forces from carrying out their prayers. Fighting broke out again, and as a result the number of people detained, which had been 58,000 in April-May 1996, suddenly shot up above 70,000. Up to 100 young people were publicly executed, and 5,000 Uighur Turks were stripped naked and put on public display in groups of 50.
Despite all this, it is noteworthy that the people of East Turkestan still do not receive the support from the West that they expect.
The United Nations' official definition of genocide fits exactly the situation in Chinese-occupied East Turkestan. Despite this, the people of East Turkestan are unable to benefit from U.N. protection. All their applications to the U.N. are rejected. Twenty-five million East Turkestan Muslims are still suffering under Chinese oppression, and the world closes its eyes or turns away from this cruelty. There are thousands of political prisoners, and many have "disappeared" in prison. The torturing of detainees has become a routine matter.
In order to bring an end to this persecution in East Turkestan, the world must first of all be told in no uncertain terms what is taking place there, and then international sanctions must be applied to make China feel the heat. China is engaged in a massacre behind closed doors, and the oppressed people of East Turkestan lack any means of making their voices heard. The people of the world have to act in unison on this vital matter.
It must not be forgotten that at the root of this savagery and persecution in East Turkestan lies the atheist philosophy of communist China. This inhuman war being waged against a defenseless people is the result of materialist and atheist communist thinking. The ruthless communist leaders of the twentieth century left a bloody ideology and millions of dead in their wake. East Turkestan is but one example. The only way of stopping this nightmare from ever harming mankind again is to wage a war of ideas against atheist ideologies such as communism. The removal of the fundamental bases of communist ideology will be the first step in putting an end to communist oppression.
As was stressed in the first chapter of this book, the fundamental basis of communism is Darwinism. Karl Marx, the founder of communism, dedicated his Das Kapital to Darwin, a figure whom he greatly admired. In his book Ever Since Darwin, the world-famous Marxist-evolutionist scientist Stephen Jay Gould writes:
…Marx and Darwin did correspond, and Marx held Darwin in very high regard… Darwin was, indeed, a gentle revolutionary.22
MAOIST RED CHINA FORCES UIGHUR WOMEN TO HAVE ABORTIONS, AND BABIES ARE KILLED AS SOON AS THEY ARE BORN
Red China forbids the Uighur Turks to have more than one child. Special units identify women who are pregnant with children over the dictated limit, and they are then taken from their homes by the police, even if in the ninth month of pregnancy. They are then forced to have abortions in health centers woefully deficient in both hygiene and technical equipment. As a result of this inhuman abuse, many of the women die.
In August 1997, one Uighur woman was forced to have an abortion, and her husband had to pay a large fine. The woman was taken from her home but found a way of escaping from the health center. She then brought her baby into the world by herself, in a cemetery. Someone helped her to leave the cemetery and return home, although the woman was then arrested as the result of a tip-off and taken to a police station, where the baby was subsequently drowned. This is just one example of the killings of thousands of mothers and babies. (http://www.otuken.net/dt/4/4.html)
The communist Chinese leader Mao said in one address, "Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution," thus clearly identifying the ultimate source of the violence he inflicted.23
These statements laying bare Marxism's roots show clearly that Darwinism is the ideology lying behind the ruthless cruelty practiced in past years in countries such as Russia and China, and which is today still inflicted on Chechens and the Muslims of East Turkestan. (For details of Darwinism's scientific and ideological collapse, see the appendix on the evolution deception.)
The Sinister Maneuvers of Those Who Want to Establish Ethnic Conflict in East Turkestan Will Never Achieve Their Aim
The cruelty inflicted by communist China on the Uighur Turks of East Turkestan is still continuing today, and will do so as long as the Darwinist-materialist philosophy underlying it is not vanquished on the scientific front. It is not enough to read about these inhumane policies in newspapers, look at the pictures of these desperate, helpless people, and sigh. Scientific and cultural steps must be taken to destroy the ideologies that this repression is based on, and every believer must take his place in the intellectual war.
The Uighur Turks are a noble people, known for their good manners, honesty, fortitude, reconciliatory natures, obedience to the state, loyalty and devotion. These fine people possess excellent virtues, such as forgiveness, loving, peace, lovableness, respect for different ideas and beliefs and judging people according to their moral values rather than their race. There has therefore never been any conflict based on ethnicity with the other peoples living in the region, especially the Han Chinese, and neither will there be any in the future. The Uighur Turks want a climate in which everyone can live together in peace and security, respecting the right to life of everyone in East Turkestan, no matter what their religion or ethnic origin. Some of the main ways in which this can be brought about are as follows:
1. It is obvious that the Uighur Turks favor peace and security. But peace in the region can only be ensured if the security of our Uighur brothers is guaranteed. The international community has important responsibilities in that respect. The support of international societies and organizations is essential for our Uighur Turk and Chinese brothers to be able to live in peace. Democratic pressure from these organizations, especially the UN, on the Chinese government, will ensure that the administration follows a line that is more peaceable toward the problems and legitimate demands of our Uighur brothers, and respects their human rights. When the necessary encouragement and direction is provided, when the international community acts as a guarantor, it will be easier to establish peace in the region.
2. It is natural for China to be keen to protect its national and economic interests. But this cannot be established through oppression and aggression. The path that will make China prosperous and strengthen its economic and social regeneration lies in a conception that respects human rights, is democratic and loving, and that defends freedom of ideas and belief. The only solution that can calm Chinese fears, such as lack of access to energy resources, economic losses, loss of territory or fragmentation is the foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union. The Turkish-Islamic Union will establish an environment in which borders are lifted, there is freedom of trade and investment and in which all communities have equal access to energy resources. In this way, China will be able to spread its investments over a wide area from Tanzania to Indonesia and sell its good across a wide territory, and Muslims will be able to invest in China on a large scale. China will regenerate rapidly with the establishment of the Turkish-Islamic Union, will be spared from having to use its citizens as a cheap labor force and will enjoy abundance and plenty all over.
Amnesty International,March 1, 1995 (left)
Society for Threatened People (GfbV) Website (lower right)
TIME,Xinjiang Cover Story (upper right)
Crescent International, Sept 15, 2000 (middle right)
3. Islam is a religion of peace. All forms of violence are sinful in Islam. In the Qur'an, Allah commands Muslims to be forgiving. A Muslim who abides by the Qur'an and follows our Prophet (saas) has a duty to be peace-loving, affectionate, loving, compassionate, patient and moderate. The moral values of the Qur'an oblige Muslims to control their anger, to respond to evil with good, to always speak and behave in a pleasant manner, to forgive under even the most difficult circumstances and to behave justly, even if that conflicts with their own interests. The spread of and learning about Islamic moral values is a great benefit for China. If the Chinese government is concerned about the Han Chinese taking in action in terror attacks in its own country and wishes to avoid anarchy and violence, then it must encourage the teaching and dissemination of Islamic moral values. In a China inhabited by people who live by the moral values of the Qur'an there will be no need for military occupation and security measures. The unrest and unease will come to a complete stop. The result will be a society made up of individuals who trust and respect one another, treat one another with understanding, are loyal to and respectful of the state and who all live in peace, that spends its money on the wealth of its own citizens instead of military investment, without investing millions of dollars in armaments and employing thousands of security personnel. And the order and equilibrium sought by China will be established naturally.
4. Our Uighur brothers' demands for humane conditions, to live freely according to their religion, to be able to worship as they wish, to protect their own culture and maintain their own existence are all justified and human ones. The most effective way of bringing these about is for the Uighur people to make a cultural leap forward, to improve themselves with an anti-materialist and anti-Darwinist education, to increase their economic strength, and strengthen themselves both materially and spiritually. The Turkic Uighur people must not forget that they are the most important representatives of Muslims and Islam in China. They must act as models to the Chinese people with their good manners, nobility, modesty, balance and moderation. An Uighur people who are culturally advanced and materially stronger will clearly have wide opportunities to defend their own rights and also to describe and spread the moral values of Islam. By Allah's leave, the future of an Uighur society that loves Allah, protects its own national culture, is anti-Darwinist and anti-materialist, whose members love one another, which perfectly implements Qur'anic moral values and supports peace, love, understanding and compassion, will be a very bright and excellent one.