Dear Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen
The Secretary-General
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC),

On Nov19, The New York Times has published leaked official documents of the Chinese government about the Uighur Muslims in China. The scary details found in those documents have attracted the attention of the world. I believe that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that boasts itself as the representative of the Muslim World should have responded to these horrible documents in the first place. Unfortunately, nothing has been heard from you and the OIC until now.

In fact, earlier this year the OIC has already demonstrated that it is willing to sacrifice the Uyghur Muslims for its own economic interests by applauding the Chinese genocide of the Uyghur Muslims. In this letter, I am not asking you to help us against this genocide that has been reaffirmed with more details through the leaked documents. However, the documents stated that the local cadres of the Chinese government were ordered to inform the families of those detained Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims that their parents were sick in faith and spiritually contaminated. Furthermore, it has been explicitly stated in the documents that Islam is a virus and a tumor. Such abhorrent and demonizing views of the Chinese Communist Party about Islam have been confirmed and circulated by the media for a long time.

Perhaps you may comfort yourself by saying that by virus China means Islamic radicalism. However, the pretexts the Chinese authorities sent between 3 to 5 million Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims into concentration camps include wearing Islamic dress, having a beard, performing Hajj, praying, visiting Islamic countries, studying at the Islamic Universities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and etc. Also, possessing the Quran, prayer rugs and even home appliances that are decorated with Islamic symbols are seen evidence of religious extremism and thus confiscated.

Could you please tell me if there is anyone else in the world who abused Islam in such a way? Who else has declared Islam a virus and a tumor? The evidence of anti-Islamic sentiment of the Chinese authorities have previously been reported, even before the publishing of the leaded documents by the New York Times.

Satellite images of massive construction of concentration camps and cremation facilities alongside, demolished mosques, destroyed minarets of mosques in East Turkistan have been discussed in the Western world. How can you as a leader of this Umma keep silence when our holy books are thrown into the trash and burned and people are killed for simply being a Muslim? Alhamdulillah, Qatar (may Allah bless them) could not put up with this swindle and brutality and withdrew from you in order to express its opposition to this atrocity.

Today I am writing this letter, hoping that there will be others like Qatar who would stand with justice. If this letter doesn’t have any value today, I believe it will be worth something tomorrow or someday in the future or the hereafter.

By this letter, I would like to remind you of one thing. What we are suffering today will most certainly come to you tomorrow. If they did not touch you today, this is not because they love you, but because they do not have the opportunities for that for now. If China is helping you today, it is not because they are your friends, but because they want you to shut your mouth up on this genocide.

Think! no organization or any terrorists have ever taken 3 million people hostage.

Dr.Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, by this letter I call upon you and the leaders of the Muslim World taking on the responsibility of this Umma, to review the leaked documents of the CCP carefully and recognize China’s hatred towards Islam as early as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Rebiya Kadeer
The leader of the Uyghur national movement