Oh, those ‘wascally’ Chinese….they went and banned Muslims from fasting during Ramadan

The Chinese government has banned Muslims from fasting and is restricting their visits to mosques during Ramadan in the turbulent northwestern region of Xinjiang, as the area has been rocketed by repeated outbreaks of ethnic violence.

Ahram  Xinjiang is home to around nine million Uighurs, a Turkic speaking, largely Muslim ethnic minority, many of whom accuse China’s leaders of religious and political persecution.

The region has been rocked by repeated outbreaks of ethnic violence, but China denies claims of repression and relies on tens of thousands of Uighur officials to help it govern Xinjiang.

A statement from Zonglang township in Xinjiang’s Kashgar district said that “the county committee has issued comprehensive policies on maintaining social stability during the Ramadan period.


“It is forbidden for Communist Party cadres, civil officials (including those who have retired) and students to participate in Ramadan religious activities.”

Similar orders on curbing Ramadan activities were posted on other local government websites, with the educational bureau of Wensu county urging schools to ensure that students do not enter mosques during Ramadan.

“By banning fasting during Ramadan, China is using administrative methods to force the Uighur people to eat in an effort to break the fasting,” said group spokesman Dilshat Rexit in a statement.

Xinjiang saw its worst ethnic violence in recent times in July, 2009, when Uighurs attacked members of the nation’s dominant Han ethnic group in the city of Urumqi, sparking clashes in which 200 people from both sides died, according to the government.










13 comments on “Oh, those ‘wascally’ Chinese….they went and banned Muslims from fasting during Ramadan

  1. Actually this story is not correct. The true story is that Communist Party Members, Government employees and students are prohibited from ramadan “fasting”. The first is a non brainer, CP Members are supposed to be atheists anyway. The rational behind the second is the work productivity of Government employees is negatively impacted by the “fast”. The reason behind the third is that it subjects children to possible negative heath impacts. The remainder of the directive forbids anyone from forcing anyone else to participate in the “fast”.

  2. That is very ballsy of China! China is the only country who can get away with this, other countries would be condemned and boycotted.

    BNI, congratz on your new website, it looks great! 😀

    • TN, thanks but there are design issues I want changed which my fantastic new webmaster will do. Just happy to be back up and safe.

    • The Chinese leaderships primary concern is Chinese public opinion. They maintain a large organization to discerne public opinion and try to keep the people satisfied within the constraints of the political system. What foreigners feel is of secondary import.

  3. Muslims complaining of “religious and political persecution”. Anybody here see the humor in that statement? Kind of like Jim Jones complaining the Kool-aid was too sweet.

    • China has had a working modus to deal with them for 600 years. After the mongols were subdued, muslims were redefined out of the Han race. One state approved version of islam is allowed with sharp restraints. Step out of bounds and one gets smashed. It has worked for 600 years. The Hui have learned and are docile. The uighers are still being domesticated.

  4. Well done China. We can learn from you about controlling the terrorist muslims of islam. Just recently the China has put 20 muslim terrorists in jail, some for as many as 15 years. All support for China’s answer to muslim terrorists.

  5. I love my county, but I’m begining to view China in a better light. (yes, blah blah human rights) Especially after hearing this news. China, a country that doesn’t put up with muzzie b.s. Go China!

    • Only place in the world where the evil left and evil islam (= sinislam) are not seized in an orgiastic sweaty embrace.

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