Authorities forcibly took away Islamic-style architectural symbols from the rooftops of residential buildings in the city of Yinchuan.
According to informed sources, in late-March 2018, several cranes were driven into the Luhuazhou community of the Xixia district in Yinchuan, Ningxia, and workers dismantled Islamic-style architectural symbols from 56 rooftops. The demolition project lasted for about two months, teams of workers laboring from 7:30 in the morning until six o’clock in the evening. Each building with Islamic symbols was distorted.
Many residents have expressed anger at the government’s forced demolitions of Islamic symbols. “The government prohibits and removes anything connected to the Muslim faith, regardless of how much money and manpower is wasted; it’s like treating everyone as an enemy,” said one of the community residents. “The leader of this country has no conscience!”
Reported by Ma Xiagu