The following is an excerpt from rt.com | November 28, 2016 |
China’s religion tsar has warned that foreign-inspired Islamism is expanding throughout China and threatening the “rule of law.” Beijing recently ordered residents of a Muslim-majority region to hand in their foreign passports.
Islam in China is often associated with the restive Xinjiang border region, which is home to over 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, but Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, told 300 religious leaders at the National Congress of the Chinese Islamic Association that “extremism” is now “moving to the inland provinces.”
Wang said that it was up to the clerics to become the “front line” in “resisting extremism” and “converting” Muslims to a more moderate form of the religion.
He urged Muslim communities learn “to use the law to safeguard legal interests, instead of trying to solve problems through illegal actions such as creating disturbances.”
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