SFT Statement for the Beginning of Ramadan – Students for a Free Tibet
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SFT Statement for the Beginning of Ramadan

April 1, 2022

Students for a Free Tibet would like to wish a Ramadan Mubarak to all of our allies celebrating around the world. During this joyous time of year, we especially hold our Muslim friends from the Uyghur and Rohingya communities in our hearts. Over the next month, we wish all of you a peaceful time of reflection and harmony. 

Uyghurs across East Turkestan are either in Chinese concentration camps or cannot freely celebrate this holy month. Under Chinese-occupation, Uyghurs do not have the basic right to practice their religion. From destroying ancient mosques to “Sinicizing” Islam, the Chinese Communist Party is hellbent on destroying Uyghur’s Muslim identity. To make matters worse, most Muslim governments around the world are siding with China in their war against the Muslim faith in East Turkestan. 

SFT wholeheartedly condemns any person or institution that legitimizes Uyghur repression. During Ramadan and beyond, we recommit ourselves to the fight for Uyghur liberation. Our struggles are interconnected and we will not stop fighting until we are all free.