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Muslims Are Banned From fasting During Ramadan in China
AL ARABIYA ^ | Saturday, 04 August 2012

Posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Chinese Muslim officials as well as students under the age of 18 in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang are not allowed to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

In a bid to clamp down on religious extremism, Communist Party leaders posted guidance on numerous government websites restricting Muslim religious activities, including fasting and visiting mosques, the UAE-based newspaper, The National reported.

The Chinese central government has also asked officials in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to discourage the local Muslim population to fast, highlighting in particular the health concerns.

The ban has led to exiled rights group to warn of new violence. The World Uyghur Congress warned that the policy would force “the Uighur people to resist (Chinese rule) even further,” according to The National.

“By banning fasting during Ramadan, China is using administrative methods to force the Uighur people to eat in an effort to break the fasting,” Dilshat Rexit, the group spokesman, said in a statement.

A statement was also released from Zongland township in Xinjiang’s Kashgar district saying “the county’s committee has issued comprehensive policies on maintaining social stability during the Ramadan period.

“It is forbidden for Communist Party cadres, civil officials (including those who have retired) and students to participate in Ramadan religious activities.”

The statement, which was posted on the Xinjiang government website, went on to advised party leaders to bring “gifts” of food to their local village leaders to certify that they were eating during Ramadan, we well statements posted with the educational bureau of Wensu county advising schools to ensure that students eat during the day and do not enter any mosques during the 30 day holy month.

There are around nine million Uighurs, a Turkic speaking and predominantly Muslim ethnic minority in the Xinjiang region, many of whom are shifting the blame onto China’s leaders, accusing them of religious and political persecution.

In July 2009, Xinjiang was the scene of violent ethnic conflict clashes, when two ethnic groups clashed, resulting in around 200 deaths.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 57states; china; freedom; islam; mediawingofthednc; muslimschina; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; ramadamchina

1 posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How do you ban someone from fasting?


2 posted on 08/04/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

If they are executed, they won’t be fasting anymore....


3 posted on 08/04/2012 5:16:15 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Revolting cat!

And Christians will be prohibited from entering any Chick-fil-As in China.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: nickcarraway

China — the only major country that will deter the muslim onslaught.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ilovesarah2012
“By banning fasting during Ramadan, China is using administrative methods to force the Uighur people to eat in an effort to break the fasting,” Dilshat Rexit, the group spokesman, said in a statement.

One can only imagine....?

6 posted on 08/04/2012 5:26:11 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: GenXteacher

Well, they won’t be eating, either.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nickcarraway

oh this is gonna be rich.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, at least China is being consistant about their religious oppression?

As opposed to certain government bodies that shall remain nameless, which ban the 10 Commandments from being displayed on the grounds that it’s too “religious”, while at the same time yeilding to sharia law.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: nickcarraway

Communists.

If they aren’t busy starving you, they’re busy forcing you to eat...


10 posted on 08/04/2012 5:37:06 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1292 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: nickcarraway

"wait wait...Musrums?"

11 posted on 08/04/2012 5:38:15 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Squaw Warren and I can agree, this is the China we want to emulate.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:18 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: 353FMG

Who would have thunk - the junk from ‘made in China’ - their country would supersede America in standing for what they believe!


13 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: nickcarraway

LOL! The irony is so thick that you can cut it with a knife!
I think that they should force feed those fasting muslims with Pork 3 times a day!
Spam them!

THAT might stop Ramadamadama fasting in 3 seconds flat!


14 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: nickcarraway
What's next? Compulsory Moo Shoo Pork?

The majority of the population in Xinjiang Province is Muslim, most of them Uygurs, related to and representative of the original nomadic Turks who swarmed west to conquer Byzantium. There has been a steady immigration of Han Chinese and they are politically (as in Communist secret police style) dominant but still amount to less than half the total population.

The Uygurs are a proud people and not at all kin to Arabs or Persians. IMHO, this will only push even more of them into covert and open revolt against their Han (Communist) overlords in a province Beijing relies on for quite a bit of their "domestic" oil supply. These aren't pacifistic Buddhists like the Tibetans.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: nickcarraway

No fasting for Musrums during Lamadan.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 5:56:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: nickcarraway
This is what US communist/fascist progressives aspire to....the no BS total control of everything.

I'm not crying tears for the Muslim's though.

17 posted on 08/04/2012 6:01:08 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: 353FMG
China — the only major country that will deter the muslim onslaught.
They stopped a global muzzie advance eastward back in the year 950 or so... changed the history of East Asia.
18 posted on 08/04/2012 6:04:01 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: nickcarraway
Dear Muzzies:

What goes around, comes around.

19 posted on 08/04/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: samtheman

The West stopped a muslim global advance and even kicked them out of Spain in 1492.

But we have a bunch of a**-holes in charge today who have no sense of history.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 6:12:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

I think Obama has a perfect grasp of history. Muslim history.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 6:30:57 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: nickcarraway

To some degree I at least admire China’s willingness to not give a carp about muzzies eternal state of being insulted. At least they went right over the top and swung for the fences insult wise. Oh and I cannot wait for Mark Styeyn to do his bit on how one forces a fasting Uyghur to eat.


22 posted on 08/04/2012 6:33:43 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: 353FMG

The Serbs have a sense of history.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: nickcarraway

It’s odd that Islamic terrorists are targeting Israel, the US, and other free societies in the West and not China, where Muslims are actually being persecuted.


24 posted on 08/04/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: lovesdogs

The Islamist’s “eternal state of being insulted” has long been tiresome. In fact, it’s pathetic. If they had true faith in their cult, I doubt they would be so sensitive.
To the point of the thread, however, I doubt North Korea would object to a fast.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: null and void
Communists. If they aren’t busy starving you, they’re busy forcing you to eat...

Quote of the Week!!

26 posted on 08/04/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: katana

The Chinese think they can out tough the muslims,
good luck to them, it’s what we will have to do
here eventually.

Bumper sticker on chinese car...
“Uygurs wig me out!”


27 posted on 08/04/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway

The ChiComs are trying to keep these 7th Century throwbacks from taking over their country. I am not a fan of China at all. However, I think they nailed this one. They are the only major country that seems to take the Mooselim threat seriously.


28 posted on 08/04/2012 8:48:03 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: tet68
I have no doubt that Beijing is willing and able to do whatever is necessary to keep that province under its thumb through a combination of state terror and demographic change (Han Chinese immigration). The Han are already at 41% of the population vs. 45% for the Uygur so it's just a matter of time.

But banning the most important religious ritual of the people who for now represent the majority violates the "how to cook a frog" principle. It shows a high level of arrogance. Xinjiang could turn into a Chinese Vietnam (insurgent war, slow bleed out of military capital, and international PR disaster). Me? I'm popping corn and melting butter in anticipation of watching the show.

29 posted on 08/04/2012 8:50:12 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t know how they do it, but leave it to the Chi-Coms to put the boot to Mohammeds throat...LOL!


30 posted on 08/04/2012 9:02:47 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: nickcarraway
This is the type of “major insult” Islamists would NEVER take from the West. They would riot and kill people. BUT but but THIS is COMMUNIST CHINA they are in. COMMUNIST CHINA will give THEM lessons in how to repress people. The phony Islamist won't do or say a thing. They will show themselves to be the basic punks they are by stuffing their tails up their ashes or the ash of the guy next to them and keep their mouths shut. (except to eat what where and WHEN they are told to - of course).
31 posted on 08/05/2012 4:13:43 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: nickcarraway
Oh this is like acupuncture. The Chinese know right where to put the pin in to make it hurt. It's like putting just a drop of pig blood in their food and making them eat it.
32 posted on 08/05/2012 6:02:40 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.))
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To: Fiji Hill
It’s odd that Islamic terrorists are targeting Israel, the US, and other free societies in the West and not China, where Muslims are actually being persecuted.

Bears repeating.

I imagine it's the same reason the "gays" never picket mosques.

33 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:43 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: presently no screen name
Who would have thunk - the junk from ‘made in China’ - their country would supersede America in standing for what they believe!

The ONLY thing that China's CCP belives in is anything that allows them to stay in power. They know well that their grasp on control is tenuous, and they do nothing without considering it's impact on their control. China knows that religious fervor is one of the few ways to motivate sufficiently large numbers of people to give them real problems with control. A VERY small percentage of the population has any love for the CCP, and most want them gone... but since they know how to rule with an iron fist, it's not easy to do. But someday, enough small groups will be come one large one, and there's no way that 3-5 million military men will be able to contain 200 million angry Chinese (only 16% of the population... and still the military would be outnumbered 50-to-1). THIS is the ONLY thing that the CCP fears, and it works diligently to prevent any factors that could lead to that inevitable day.

34 posted on 08/05/2012 11:07:34 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Teacher317
The ONLY thing that China's CCP belives in is anything that allows them to stay in power.

Exactly. And isn't that what is happening here? Two candidates so closely tied in their accomplishments/mindset - so people are choosing party - thinking it will make a difference but EVIL will still be in control!

There is a vast amount of underground churches in China and they ALL have more Truth and strength in them - than 'so called' Christians here do! Their life is literally on the line in China but they never give up - the underground churches continue to grow. Wanting TRUTH and obeying TRUTH is more important to them - it's for eternity. Here they are like DEAD FISH going with the flow and will succumb to evil any day than upset the apple cart or their bank account.

Freedom isn't free but DEAD FISH think it is as that's all they knew. The Chinese never had it but MANY know the 'Freedom there is in Christ' and even under death will NEVER let it go.

35 posted on 08/05/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Minutemen
I don’t know how they do it,

The threat of Chinese torture does wonders!

36 posted on 08/05/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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