Law passed to 'sinicize' Islam in China

After a crackdown on Uighur Muslims in the nation, Islamic associations agreed to come under the influence of Chinese culture.

Published: 06th January 2019 01:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2019 03:15 PM   |  A+A-

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A Hui Muslim man talks on his mobile phone outside the Nandashi Great Southern Mosque in Jinan in China's eastern province of Shandon. (AP Photo)


BEIJING: The Chinese government has passed a law to "implement measures to Sinicize" Islam within the next five years.

The move came after Chinese government officials met with representatives from eight Islamic associations, the Global Times reported.

"(The officials) agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to Sinicize the religion," the article outlined.

The exact methodology which will be utilised to implement the law has not been divulged.

This comes amid a crackdown on Uighur Muslims in the nation, with the United Nations estimating that over one million Uighurs are being held in internment camps in the Xinjiang province.

Practising Islam is illegal in some pockets of China. People caught fasting, praying, growing a beard or wearing a hijab attract arrest in the nation.


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  • Chandrakant Shah

    Chinese are killing muslims and Pakistan is really condoning it
    2 years ago reply
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