Islamic solidarity with the people of Xinjiang, or not, condemning, and getting along with China.
Din Syamsuddin, leader of Muhammadiyah, but speaking in his role as the head of the "World Islamic Peoples' Leadership" (WIPL) said on 12th July that the ongoing violence in the Chinese province of Xinjiang represented ethnic and religious cleansing, genocide, and a crime against humanity.
Din implored the Chinese government to cease its attacks on the Muslim Uighur people in Xinjiang and give them freedom of religion, and encouraged the United Nations to impose sanctions on the country.
Chinese in Indonesia
On 15th July the president of the Justice Party/Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) Tifatul Sembiring paid a visit to the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, wanting to get first hand information about events in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi. He warned Chinese officials that those responsible for violence in the city needed to be dealt with - failure to do so might have implications for Chinese citizens resident in Indonesia: antara
Don't allow this to cause problems for Chinese people in Indonesia.
Meanwhile Indonesia's ambassador to China, Sudrajat, said that Xinjiang was an internal Chinese affair, that Indonesia respected China's sovereignty and would not interfere, and implicitly that Indonesia felt no special sense of Muslim brotherhood with the Uighur people.
Indonesia had always upheld the One China Policy in respect of Xinjiang, and also Tibet and Taiwan, and Sudrajat was confident the Chinese authorities could handle any problems within the framework of Chinese law. republika
Meanwhile an Associated Press report notes that most Muslim majority nations have kept silent over the Xinjiang riots issue, for fear of damaging trade ties with China, with the exceptions of Iran and Turkey. ap