Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Chinese Muslims protest plans to demolish mosque

World | 2018-08-10 11:01:00
Chinese Muslims protest plans to demolish mosque
Reports say hundreds of members of China's Muslim Hui ethnic minority have staged rare protests over plans to demolish a newly built mosque in the country's northwest.

Hong Kong's South China Morning post said a crowd gathered Thursday outside the towering Grand Mosque in the town of Weizhou in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

Authorities had planned to begin the demolition Friday, although it wasn't immediately clear if they would proceed according to schedule.

The move comes as China's officially atheist ruling Communist Party is cracking down on religious expression and attacking what it calls radical ideas among the country's more than 20 million Muslims.

Further west in the region of Xinjiang, hundreds of thousands of members of the Uighur and Kazakh Muslim minorities have been detained in re-education camps.
AP
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios      EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants      Turkey, Russia conduct first patrol in Tal Rifat, Syria      U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran's Revolutionary Guards      Rallies sweep Syria to condemn US Golan move      'Ronaldo Alarm' for Juventus ahead of Champions League quarter-finals      Frenchman seeks to return IS-kidnapped niece from Syria      Palestinians protest abuse of detainees held by Israel