Filed under: Politics, Religion | Tags: China, Muslims, Ramadan, Uighur, Xinjiang
The restrictions against Ramadan continue in Xinjiang. I blogged about this a few days ago. Here is Al-Jazeera’s take on it:
Ramadan is the most important time of the year, a time of spiritual reawakening that, while at times difficult, is never the less a duty and obligation for all able bodied Muslims. One hopes that the government in Xinjiang will soon recognize that moving against Ramadan is a counterproductive measure, as it obviously creates more resentment among a restive population. This crackdown might sever as the impetus for a concerted effort my Uighurs to demand even greater autonomy, something China is obviously opposed to.
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