Not only Muslims in Xinjiang face persecution. China cracks down on Muslims near Beijing, targets mosque for women, as faithful hide their precious books.
Islam in China
Although they are not technically living in prison, the built environment and the government regulations remind the Muslims: We think you are a threat.
Exclusive new details have emerged about the transfer of Uyghur detainees outside Xinjiang, and the conditions inside the prisons warehousing them for re-education.
Using agricultural metaphors, authorities move to “excavate, reduce, and eradicate” their enemies by Cultural Revolution-like citizens reporting on each other.
There is no escape from religious persecution. In the smallest villages, mosques are destroyed, people are forced to break Halal laws, and face re-education.
Chinese persecution continues into the afterlife, as authorities remove crosses and crescent moons from tombstones.
Government officials are monitoring funeral services in Xinjiang and prohibiting Muslims from commemorating their dead according to their faith and customs.
Confident states do not try to control every urge toward the supernatural felt by their citizens. Why is Xi Jinping so concerned about independent religions?
Xinjiang’s mass arrests of Uyghurs and others in re-education effort creates demand for more prison guards, whom authorities appear to have trouble attracting.
Using “terrorism” as an excuse, Beijing’s fight against Islamic religion reaches other western border regions.