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    Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

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    Saturday 3 June 2017

    Children under 16 told ‘overly religious’ names such as Saddam, Hajj and Jihad must be changed amid pro-Communist rallies across Xinjiang region

    Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party.

    During Ramadan, the authorities in Xinjiang have ordered all children under 16 to change names where police have determined they are “overly religious”. As many as 15 names have been banned, including Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, Medina and Arafat, according to Radio Free Asia.

    In April authorities banned certain names for newborns that were deemed to have religious connotations, but the new order expands forced name changes to anyone under 16, the age at which Chinese citizens are issued a national identity card.

    The order coincided with millions gathering at 50,000 individual rallies across Xinjiang this week to pledge allegiance to the Communist party. More than a quarter of the region’s population sang the national anthem at 9am on 29 May and pledged allegiance to the Communist party, according to state media reports.

    Xinjiang’s Muslims mostly belonging to the Uighur ethnic group, a Turkic people. The region has occasionally seen sporadic violence which China blames on international terrorist groups. But overseas observers say the vast majority of incidents are a result of local grievances.

    Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-western-china
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    It's disgusting how almost no Muslims besides ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Turks care about the Uyghur people. This is disgusting what the Chinese are doing. This is what communism does.

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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China



    ISIS would become a good guy if they took over China and North Korea.. Or at least supported the oppressed in Syria.

    If they really speak of an Islamic State, they should help us not kill us.
    Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    Meaning of Shirk according to The Qur'an
    " Worshipping anyone or anything besides Allah " or " distributing anything exclusive to Allah, to anyone or anything else "

    Meaning of Tawheed according to The Qur'an
    Worshipping none but Allah. Affirming whatever is exclusive to Him, Him alone.

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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    I wouldn´t blame about this the whole communism but people whose use it wrong. It´s same if one Muslim does something wrong and then the whole religion is guilty.
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    Quote Originally Posted by sister herb View Post
    I wouldn´t blame about this the whole communism but people whose use it wrong. It´s same if one Muslim does something wrong and then the whole religion is guilty.
    Under communism, there is no incentive to work because everyone makes the same amount of money. The only people who make more money are members of the elite "vanguard party" and they end up worshipping the state. You can not say that every person in a society has the same economic value. Karl Marx, the founder of communism, said that under communism it would be "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need." In the absence of economic incentives, states have to use force to get people to work. Just look at Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin, Fidel Castro, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un (although i believe north korea stopped being communist). He also said, "religion is the opium of the masses" meaning people use religion as a reason to justify their poverty. He compared religion to OPIUM. A HARD DRUG.

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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    Uyghurs have always been oppressed in China less or more because of their Muslim and Turkic identity. Nothing changes.
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    I think that many tribes and nations were under the oppression of China long before the communism. So, guilty is not some political & economical ideology. Plus China´s communism is nowadays very pale. You can´t distinguish it from the pure capitalist system. It´s only waisting of time name "communism" as reason for the oppression of Uyghurs.
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    salaam

    There is always been unrest with Uigurs in china due to separatism unlike the Hui Muslims.
    Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    The teachings of Islam can fail under no circumstances. With all our systems of culture and civilization, we can not go beyond Islam and, as a matter of fact, no human mind can go beyond the Qur'an.

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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    Salaam

    Another update

    China’s Muslim banned from using their own language in schools

    Regional government accused of ‘cultural genocide’.


    A majority Muslim group in China have been banned from using its language in schools.

    The Uighur population in the restive western Xinjiang province, are ethnically distinct from China’s majority Han population.

    Recent years have seen bloody clashes in the region, which the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists. But rights groups say the unrest is more a reaction to repressive policies, and argue that the new measures may end up pushing some Uighurs into extremism.

    Although the Chinese government recognises 56 different ethnic minorities – including Uighurs – in the country, they have tried to crack down on expressions of individuality to create a homogenous society under Communism.

    In late June, the Education Department in Hotan province (Hetian in Chinese) issued an a five-point directive which forbade teaching in the Uighur language in schools.

    Schools must “insist on fully popularising the national common language and writing system according to law, and add the education of ethnic language under the bilingual education basic principle”, Radio Free Asia reported.

    It said schools must ban the use of Uighur language in “collective activities, public activities and management work of the education system” and “resolutely correct the flawed method of providing Uighur language training to Chinese language teachers”.

    When children go back to school in the Autumn, it said that Mandarin “must be resolutely and fully implemented” for the three years of preschool, and then “promoted” from the first years of elementary and middle school “in order to realise the full coverage of the common language and writing system education.”

    It warned that any school which “plays politics” and refuses to implement the edict will be accused of being “two-faced” and shall be “severely punished”.

    The national government in Beijing says it is attempting to introduce a “bilingual system” in the region’s schools to facilitate the dual use of both Mandarin and Uighur, but in practice schools in the region are being forced to be monolingual.

    Ilshat Hassan, the president of the US-based Uighur American Association, said the regional government was breaking China’s own laws on the respect of ethnic minorities.

    Under Articles 10 and 37 of the Chinese constitution, ethnic minorities have a right to preserve their own languages and traditions and students are supposed to be able “where possible [to] use textbooks in their own languages and use these languages as a media of instruction”.

    Mr Hassan said the new policy is designed to “eradicate one of the most ancient Turkic languages in the world.”

    He said: “By enforcing this new policy at the preschool level, the Chinese government intends to kill the Uighur language at the cradle. It is nothing short of cultural genocide. The international community must not allow China to destroy our beautiful language and culture, which has thrived for several millennia.”

    http://www.hizb.org.uk/news-watch/chinas-muslim-banned-using-language-schools/

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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    Quote Originally Posted by Junon View Post
    Salaam

    Another update

    China’s Muslim banned from using their own language in schools

    Regional government accused of ‘cultural genocide’.


    A majority Muslim group in China have been banned from using its language in schools.

    The Uighur population in the restive western Xinjiang province, are ethnically distinct from China’s majority Han population.

    Recent years have seen bloody clashes in the region, which the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists. But rights groups say the unrest is more a reaction to repressive policies, and argue that the new measures may end up pushing some Uighurs into extremism.

    Although the Chinese government recognises 56 different ethnic minorities – including Uighurs – in the country, they have tried to crack down on expressions of individuality to create a homogenous society under Communism.

    In late June, the Education Department in Hotan province (Hetian in Chinese) issued an a five-point directive which forbade teaching in the Uighur language in schools.

    Schools must “insist on fully popularising the national common language and writing system according to law, and add the education of ethnic language under the bilingual education basic principle”, Radio Free Asia reported.

    It said schools must ban the use of Uighur language in “collective activities, public activities and management work of the education system” and “resolutely correct the flawed method of providing Uighur language training to Chinese language teachers”.

    When children go back to school in the Autumn, it said that Mandarin “must be resolutely and fully implemented” for the three years of preschool, and then “promoted” from the first years of elementary and middle school “in order to realise the full coverage of the common language and writing system education.”

    It warned that any school which “plays politics” and refuses to implement the edict will be accused of being “two-faced” and shall be “severely punished”.

    The national government in Beijing says it is attempting to introduce a “bilingual system” in the region’s schools to facilitate the dual use of both Mandarin and Uighur, but in practice schools in the region are being forced to be monolingual.

    Ilshat Hassan, the president of the US-based Uighur American Association, said the regional government was breaking China’s own laws on the respect of ethnic minorities.

    Under Articles 10 and 37 of the Chinese constitution, ethnic minorities have a right to preserve their own languages and traditions and students are supposed to be able “where possible [to] use textbooks in their own languages and use these languages as a media of instruction”.

    Mr Hassan said the new policy is designed to “eradicate one of the most ancient Turkic languages in the world.”

    He said: “By enforcing this new policy at the preschool level, the Chinese government intends to kill the Uighur language at the cradle. It is nothing short of cultural genocide. The international community must not allow China to destroy our beautiful language and culture, which has thrived for several millennia.”

    http://www.hizb.org.uk/news-watch/ch...guage-schools/
    They're doing to the Uighurs what the Turks did to the Kurds. What the US should do is arm the Uighurs (who Erdogan recently declared their separatist organization a terrorist group in an effort to distance himself from US ), namely the moderate Uighur rebels. @anatolian @sister herb
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

    The USA isn´t going to arm Uighurs as it´s political and economical ties with China are more important to them than rights of some minority group in China. Plus at this time USA also needs China to the same front againts North Korea.

    Also, don´t bring Turks and Erdogan to every topics. Soon this topic too is full of gulenists and erdoganists. It´s possible that also few kemalists and ottomanists will follow. Let´s keep this thread in China.
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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

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    Another update


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    Re: Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

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