tirsdag 8. januar 2019

China Plans to 'Sinicize' Islam as Muslims Warn of Eradication Campaign

China is developing a five-year plan for the "sinicization" of Islam, according to the country's government-backed China Islamic Association. Representatives from local Islamic associations from eight provinces and regions, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan, Yunnan, and Qinghai, discussed the plan at a meeting on Saturday, according to a report on the association's official website.

The plan will focus on requiring mosques to to uphold "core values of socialism, traditional culture, laws and regulations," Association president Yang Faming told the meeting, which was organized by the ruling Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work Department, which is tasked with co-opting groups and individuals outside the party to endorse its message.