China’s Uighurs Face Fasting Restrictions
September 11, 2008, 5:48 am
Filed under: Politics, Religion | Tags: , , , ,

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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