tirsdag 13. august 2019

Hui Neighborhoods “Sinicized,” Spreading Fear Among Residents

«Officials from the city’s United Front Work Department, Civil Affairs Bureau, and Religious Affairs Bureau, as well as Xijie Subdistrict Office came to the neighborhood to tell us that the township government is focusing on this street. Government officials brought people to replace the signs quickly,” said a shop assistant. “The Communist Party fears that if there are more of us who believe in Islam, we won’t obey the Communist Party and will subvert the state.”

A Hui street located in the Yuanjia village tourist attraction of Xianyang city, in the northwestern province of Shaanxi, also ran into misfortune. A subdistrict management official told Bitter Winter that apart from demanding the removal of Arabic lettering and religious symbols at the main entrance to the street, even shopping bags for customers are not allowed to bear the Arabic words for “halal.”