China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

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China's Uighur Muslims say Chinese authorities want to 'control their Islamic faith' Guang Niu/Getty Images

China’s leading English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials “agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to ‘Sinicize’ the religion”, Aljazeera reported.

China has embarked on an aggressive “Sinification” campaign in recent years with faith groups that were largely tolerated in the past seeing their freedoms shrink under Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Practising Islam has been forbidden in parts of China, with individuals caught praying, fasting, growing a beard or wearing a hijab, facing the threat of arrest.

According to the UN, more than one million Uighur Muslims are estimated to be held in internment camps where they are forced to denounce the religion and pledge allegiance to the officially atheist ruling Communist Party.

Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

Nonetheless, China has rejected the criticism, saying it protects the religion and culture of its minorities.IANS

2 COMMENTS

  1. In India, Islam is being taken to 14th century where 100 crore Hindus could be killed by Muslims in 15 Minutes as per Owaisi Brothers of Hydrabad who survived operation POLLO by Indian Army in 1948. In this 100 Crore Hindus includes Indian (Hindu) Army too. Rohingya Lashkar has already been brought in Hydrabad..

  2. China is doing very much right. I wish country like India could also follow this.
    Muslims understand language of stick only.

    Islam is incompatible with other faiths and cultures, and is dangerous for world.

    If China is wrong here,I wonder why OIC members , specially Pakistan does say anything against China .

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