Aug 13 2014
That’s stupid. They should ban them permanently.
Uighur Muslims wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards are banned from riding public buses during the Xinjiang Sports Games in northwestern China. The ban went into effect Monday in the city of Karamay, in the country’s turbulent northwestern Xinjiang region, where Islamic terrorism is soaring. Local authorities said the order applies to “five types of commuters.” These are those who wear veils, head scarves, a loose-fit coat called jilbab, and any clothing with the crescent moon and star, as well as those sporting long beards. Hundreds of people have died in violence over the past year in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.