Not only Muslims in Xinjiang face persecution. China cracks down on Muslims near Beijing, targets mosque for women, as faithful hide their precious books. Bitter Winter has reported repeatedly about the brutal suppression of Muslims in Xinjiang. Now reports are coming in that believers in Islam, too, are being targeted in areas far from Xinjiang. An imam in Hebei Province’s Qinhuangdao city received a notice in December 2018 from a local government department that any books without a government-approved International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) are not allowed to be placed in mosques, they must be collected and destroyed.