The Chinese Claim The Uighurs Were Forced To Accept Islam — Are They Wrong?
As is well known, with its usual ruthlessness the Chinese government has been trying to put the practice of Islam by the Uighurs of Xinjiang in a straitjacket. It has, for example, made it harder, or in some cases impossible, for the devout to observe Ramadan. The Chinese government in 2017 passed laws requiring all restaurants to stay open during Ramadan. Further, it has forbidden teachers, civil servants, and all those working in the public sector from observing Ramadan, and if any are caught doing so, the government ominously warns, “they will be dealt with.”
Then there is the requirement that all “old’ Qur’ans, published before 2012, be handed in to the government’ only…
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