IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – JAKARTA – The Central Leader (PP) of Muhammadiyah, officially issued his attitude towards the Uighur Muslim case in Xinjiang, China.
The second largest Islamic organization after Nahdlatul Ulama,
issued a statement on human rights issues in Xinjiang Province, where the majority of the population came from Uighurs, Monday 16 December 2019.
The case of Uighur Muslims has re-emerged in Indonesia, after media reports from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 that mentioned, about the disbursement of funds to Islamic organizations in Indonesia to keep quiet in addressing the Uighur Muslim problem in Xinjiang.
In its official stance, a statement was signed by the General Chairman of PP Muhammdiyah Prof.Dr.H. haedar Nashir, M.Sc and General Secretary Dr.H.Abdul Mu’ti, M.Ed, were announced as a Press Statement of the Muhammadiyah Central Leadership: Number: 507/PER/I.0/I/2019.
This is the content of Muhammadiyah’s statement about human rights issues in Xinjiang.
Observing the problems of human rights (human rights) in Xinjiang and the news of foreign mass media, national and social media Muhammadiyah Central Leaders conveyed the following views and attitudes:
- Regretted the reporting of the Wall Street Journal which mentioned the existence of facilities and lobbying of the Chinese Government against PP. Muhammadiyah, the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board, and the Indonesian Ulema Council as an effort to influence Muhammadiyah, NU and MUI’s political attitudes on human rights issues in Xinjiang. The news was very baseless and slander which damaged the good name of Muhammadiyah, NU, and MUI. The Muhammadiyah Central Leader urged the Wallstreet Journal to rectify the news and apologize to the Muhammadiyah people. If this is not met, Muhammadiyah will take legal steps accordingly.
- Urge the Chinese Government to be more open in providing information and access to the international community regarding policies in Xinjiang and the Uyghur Community. The Chinese government should stop all forms of human rights violations, especially to the Uyghur people on any pretext. The Chinese government should resolve the Uyghur issue peacefully through dialogue with Uyghur figures and give Muslims freedom to practice worship and maintain identity.
- Urge the United Nations to issue resolutions relating to human rights violations of the Uyghur Society, the Rohingya, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, India, and so on.
- Urge the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) to hold a special session and take concrete steps to stop all forms of human rights violations experienced by Muslims, especially in Xinjiang.
- Urge the Government of Indonesia to follow up the flow of aspirations of Muslims and be more assertive in stopping all forms of human rights violations in Xinjiang in accordance with the mandate of the 1945 Constitution and a free and active foreign policy. The Indonesian government should more actively use its role as a member of the OIC and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council to mobilize diplomacy for stopping human rights violations in Xinjiang and several other countries.
- Urge Muslims to address the issue of human rights violations in Xinjiang with wisdom, rationality, peace, and to maintain Islamic brotherhood and national unity. There should be no parties who deliberately make the Uyghur problem a political commodity of certain groups and parties and pitting the community by spreading misleading news and dividing people and nations through social media, mass media, and various other forms of provocation.
- Appealing to the people of Persyarikatan Muhammadiyah to be consistent in addressing the problem intelligently, holding fast to the khittah and personality of Muhammadiyah, not being influenced by inciting and irresponsible social media news.
Statement of Muhammadiyah’s attitudes and views conveyed with full responsibility and enthusiasm of the preaching amar makruf nahi munkar for world peace, protection of humanity, and universal salvation.(red)