Tag: Uighur Muslims

China Punishes Muslims For Openly Practising Their Faith

By Reuters.com (Reuters) – China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal religious activities in the unruly western region. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for… Read More ›

China Bans Ramadan – Chinese Government Has Banned Muslims From Fasting

By Ludovica Iaccino, IBTimes UK – IbTimes.com July 02 2014 The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the indigenous Uyghur (Uighur) people, said authorities encouraged Uighurs… Read More ›