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Miles from Home, Muslim Uygur Kids Taught 'Forbidden Language'

ISTANBUL – Thousands of miles away from his home, young Shkur Abliz has finally found an opportunity to learn the Uygur language and Qur’an at Tangnuri language center in Istanbul, which were both forbidden in Xinjiang. “We also learn Uygur customs and traditions: respecting the elders, the Islamic holidays and how to salute,” said Shkur, …

US Muslims March to Support Uyghurs

WASHINGTON, DC – Hundreds of protesters marched on Tuesday, November 13, to support Uyghurs Muslims against the Chinese  government, amid reports accusing the communist state of imprisoning and torturing thousands of Muslims in detention camps. “To those who have your relatives that are still over there, just know that your brothers and sisters here also …

US Muslim Scholar Denounces China Muslim Detention Camps

BEIJING – A leading American Muslim scholar has denounced China’s discrimination against Uighur Muslims, amid reports that the communist state is heightening the level of torture and persecution against Uighurs for their faith. “3 million innocent Muslims are in concentration camps in China. Let that sink in. And now we have reports of this. WE CANNOT …

Tibet's Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

China Launches Anti-Halal Campaign

URUMQI, Xinjiang – In a fresh crackdown on the Muslim religious freedom, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a crackdown on halal products in its predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region. The “demand that things be halal which cannot really be halal” was a means of helping Islam penetrate secular life, a report on state mouthpiece Global …

Muslims in China's Xinjiang Face Massive Crackdown: HRW

BEIJING – The Uighur Muslim community in China’s Xinjiang region are facing arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice, and “forced political indoctrination” in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. “The Chinese government is committing human rights abuses in Xinjiang on a scale unseen in the country in decades,” said Sophie …

China Targets Religion in New Party Rules

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party has issued a revised set of regulations governing members’ behavior, threatening punishment for spreading “political rumors” and recommending those who cling to religious beliefs to leave the party, Euro News reported on August 27. “Party members who have religious belief should have strengthened through education. If they still don’t …

Zheng He

China’s Greatest Muslim Explorer– Zheng He

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time. In China, he is well known, although not always globally recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who …

Mosque Demolition Sparks Protests in China

BEIJING – Chinese bulldozes working to tear down a mosque in northern China town of Weizhou in Ningxia region, have been stopped by thousands of people who matched to stop the demolition. “The government said it’s an illegal building, but it’s not. The mosque has several hundred years of history,” a restaurant owner surnamed Ma told Agence …



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