(回族). Recognized by the CCP and the government as an “ethnic” minority, they are in fact a religious group, which includes those Muslims who are ethnically Han Chinese and speak various forms of the Chinese language, unlike the Uyghurs and the Ethnic Kazakhs, who are also Muslim Chinese citizens but are not ethnically Chinese and speak languages other than Chinese. There are between eight and ten million Hui, distributed all over China, although prevalently in the northwestern part of the country. Hailed for decades by the CCP as the “good” Chinese Muslims, opposed to the “bad” Uyghurs, they have also been victims of the recent crackdown on religion and started organizing manifestations of protest.
Grid System Used to Target “Illegal” Religion
The Orwellian system of dividing China into 100x100 meter grids for surveillance now includes grid officers in charge of hunting members of banned religious groups.
L'anti-sectarisme français exporté vers la Suisse
Certains politiciens et médias ont récemment insisté sur le fait que les « dérives sectaires » auraient augmenté pendant la crise du COVID-19. Leurs affirmations ont été accueillies avec un sain scepticisme suisse.
Costa Rica: Religion-Based Conscientious Objection to Taking Oaths Denied
A hairdresser refused to submit a sworn declaration about the health inspection of his shop, claiming swearing is against the Bible.
Pakistan: Another Ahmadi Mosque Attacked
A mob demolished the minarets and mihrab of the building in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. Again, the police sided with the thugs.