Tags: Religion | chinese | muslim | homes | beliefs | re | education

One Million Chinese Moved Into Muslim Homes to Monitor Political Beliefs

chinese mosque
Chinese Muslims at Friday prayers. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 25 November 2018 02:24 PM

In an effort to clamp down on religion and extremism, the Chinese government has sent more than a million Chinese people to move into the homes of Uighur Muslim families to watch for signs of Islamic extremism or unpatriotic beliefs, the U.K.'s Independent reported.

"Had a Uighur host just greeted a neighbor in Arabic with the words 'Assalamu Alaykum,' that would need to go in the notebook," according to American anthropologist Darren Byler, per the report. "Was that a copy of the Quran in the home? Was anyone praying on Friday or fasting during Ramadan? Was a little sister's dress too long or a little brother's beard irregular?"

If a Muslim refused cigarettes or alcohol, as devout ones do, it could have been a signal for extremism, according to the Independent.

China has rounded up as many as a million Uighurs and placed them in "re-education centers," which urge Muslims to renounce Islam while praising the Chinese Communist Party and force Muslims to eat pork and drink alcohol, per the report.

The one-week visitors refer to themselves as "relatives" and have been sent to those who have been detained in the "re-education" centers, the Independent reported.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
In an effort to clamp down on religion and extremism, the Chinese government has sent more than a million Chinese people to move into the homes of Uighur Muslim families to watch for signs of Islamic extremism or unpatriotic beliefs, the U.K.'s Independent reported."Had a...
chinese, muslim, homes, beliefs, re, education
196
2018-24-25
Sunday, 25 November 2018 02:24 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved