Skip to comments.China Steps Up Curbs on Muslims
Posted on 07/23/2012 9:18:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
Authorities in Xinjiang ban public religious activities during the holy month of Ramadan.
Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have imposed curbs on the public observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan among the region's Uyghur ethnic minority, an exile group said on Monday.
The government, which earlier this month stepped up security around the sensitive anniversary of the 2009 ethnic violence between the Uyghurs and the Han Chinese that killed nearly 200 people, has banned any public religious activities by the region's Muslims, according to a spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress.
"They have set up Ramadan stability groups in every official department and organization, and they have to select people to serve on them," spokesman Dilxat Raxit said. "Officials from these departments have to go and stay in mosques, so as to carry out personal surveillance work in all localities."
The Muslim holy month devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers and good deeds culminates with the three-day holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
Meanwhile, teachers and professors, members of the ruling Chinese Communist Party and other civil servants in Xinjiang are barred from fasting during this year's Ramadan, which began Thursday and ends on Aug. 18, according to Raxit.
"They will be stationed in the mosques round-the-clock during Ramadan," he said. "They will carry out both technological surveillance and personal surveillance."
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Good move by the Chicoms. A country’s people should not have to put up with that muzzie BS in their own country.
Yes it comes from China, but how refreshing it is to be PC-free!
Political correctness, on the other hand, will kill the U.S.
I agree 100%
We need to bring back production from China, and start pushing back.
“We need to bring back production from China, and start pushing back.”
The Chinese will do the pushing back, when we go a bit further off the edge.
When they determine the 50% US takers will never work, to pay them back....they will stop lending, and start demanding payback.
Detroit should be forced to ban Islam and Muslims.
IMHO, as Islam is antithetical to, and irreconcilable with, America - ban it.
I don’t think mich of the ChiComs but they are right on the money on this one!
well, technically the country in question is Uighur — the Chinese conquered it and repress the Turkic peoples there (just as they do to the Tibetans and the Mongols)
Why do our Commies think they can't oppose islam or political correctness when the Commies who run China do it all the time? Do our Commies think they can be (just as an expression) "more Catholic than the Pope?"