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Chinese authorities in Xinjiang ban the Quran


Chinese Police Order Xinjiang’s Muslims to Hand in All Copies of The Quran

Radio Free Asia, 2017-09-27

 

A mosque in Xinjiang's Turpan city is shown in a file photo.

A mosque in Xinjiang’s Turpan city is shown in a file photo. AFP

 

Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered ethnic minority Muslim families to hand in religious items including prayer mats and copies of the Quran to the authorities, RFA has learned.

Officials across Xinjiang have been warning neighborhoods and mosques that ethnic minority Uyghur, Kazakh and Kyrgyz Muslims must hand in the items or face harsh punishment if they are found later, sources in the region said.

“Officials at village, township and county level are confiscating all Qurans and the special mats used for namaaz [prayer],” a Kazakh source in Altay prefecture, near the border with Kazakhstan told RFA on Wednesday.

“Pretty much every household has a Quran, and prayer mats,” he said.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exile World Uyghur Congress group, said reports have emerged from Kashgar, Hotan and other regions of similar practices starting last week.

“We received a notification saying that every single ethnic Uyghur must hand in any Islam-related items from their own home, including Qurans, prayers and anything else bearing the symbols of religion,” Raxit said.

“They have to be handed in voluntarily. If they aren’t handed in, and they are found, then there will be harsh punishments,” he said.

Raxit said announcements are being made by the police via popular social media platform WeChat.

“All Qurans and related items must be handed into the authorities, and there are notices to this effect being broadcast via WeChat,” Raxit said.

“The announcements say that people must hand in any prayer mats of their own accord to the authorities, as well as any religious reading matter, including anything with the Islamic moon and star symbol on it,” he said.

“They are requiring people to hand in these items of their own accord,” he said.

‘Three Illegals’

Earlier this year, Xinjiang authorities began confiscating all Qurans published more than five years ago due to “extremist content,” according to local officials, amid an ongoing campaign against “illegal” religious items owned by mostly Muslim ethnic Uyghur residents.

The Qurans were appropriated as part of the “Three Illegals and One Item” campaign underway in Xinjiang that bans “illegal” publicity materials, religious activities, and religious teaching, as well as items deemed by authorities to be tools of terrorism—including knives, flammable objects, remote-controlled toys, and objects sporting symbols related to Islam, they said.

The Kazakh source said that earlier directives calling for the confiscation of Qurans and other religious items hadn’t been effective, and so the authorities are now stepping up the pressure and placing the onus on individual households to hand them in under a compulsory program.

He said confiscation drives targeting Uyghurs are now also being extended to the country’s ethnic Kazakh population.

At the same time, any products from neighboring Kazakhstan or bearing the Kazakh language or symbols have also been outlawed, sources said.

A leaked police notice from Changji prefecture called on local officials to search for any items bearing any writing or symbols linked to Kazakhstan.

“Any items bearing writing or any other traces of Kazakhstan, including street signs or graffiti, store decorations, arts and crafts items, T-shirts and so on, must immediately be investigated … and a detailed report made to higher authorities by Sept. 25,” the notice, dated Sept. 22, it said.

Products from Kazakhstan

A second Kazakh source said authorities are also searching for and confiscating any products brought from Kazakhstan.

“There are restrictions on the sale of any products and foodstuffs from Kazakhstan, including noodles, organic products and mare’s milk spirit,” the source said. “They won’t let you sell things brought over from Kazakhstan.”

An official who answered the phone at the Altay police department on Wednesday hung up when asked to comment on the reports.

Chinese authorities have lately issued orders for ethnic Kazakh Chinese nationals to hand in their passports and Kazakh green cards in some parts of Xinjiang, and have reportedly detained dozens of Kazakhs returning from overseas study or family visits to Kazakhstan, sending them for indefinite terms in “re-education” facilities, sources have told RFA.

Official figures show that there are around 1.5 million Kazakhs in China, mostly concentrated in and around the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture close to the Kazakhstan border.

China has previously welcomed Kazakhs who wished to relocate from Kazakhstan, with their numbers peaking at nearly 38,000 in 2006. But now many Kazakhs with Chinese nationality are heading back in the other direction.

Reported by Qiao Long for RFA’s Mandarin Service and by Wong Lok-to for the Cantonese Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

9 thoughts on “Chinese authorities in Xinjiang ban the Quran

  1. HAHAHAHA.. HOW IN THE HELL DID YOU GOT THIS FAKE NEWS BLOODY YOU ASSHOLE JEWISH KAFIRUN!!! THE NORTH OF CHINA HAS OVER 30 MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS AND THEY ARE VERY RESPECTED ONE. TRY YOUR BULLSHIT ARTICLE IN THE NEWSPAPER, WHY ON THE NET? WHY DON’T YOU PUBLISH A MAGAZINE WITH YOUR BULLSHIT FAKE NEWS BLOG? YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE SUED AND GET FUCK, RIGHT? BY THE WAY THE MOST VIOLENT TEXT IN A HOLY BOOK ACCORDING TO A STUDY IS THE BIBLE, THEN THE TORAH THEN THE QUR’AN. I ADVISE YOU TO READ A QUR’AN BEFORE POSTING BULLSHIT ARTICLE HERE. GET FUCK BLOODY SON OF BITCH ASSHOLE MOTHER FUCKER YOU DON’T EVEN WORTH MY SHIT!!! IDOL WORSHIPER!!! FUCK YOU!!!

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      “LET NOT THE BELIEVERS(MUSLIMS) TAKE FOR FRIENDS OR HELPERS UNBELIEVERS(NON-MUSLIMS) RATHER THAN BELIEVERS.” – QURAN Sura(Chapter 3/Chapter Ali Imran), Verse Number 28, Quran Sura(Chapter 4/Chapter An Nisa), Verse Number 144.

      “DO YOU (MUSLIMS) THINK YOU WOULD ENTER PARADISE BEFORE ALLAH KNOWS THE MEN WHO FOUGHT HARD AND STEADFAST?” – Quran Sura(Chapter 3/Chapter Ali Imran), Verse Number 142.

      “BELIEVERS(MUSLIMS) TAKE NEITHER JEWS NOR CHRISTIANS FOR FRIENDS OR HELPERS” – Quran Sura(Chapter 5/Chapter Al Maidah),Verse Number 51.

      “FIGHT AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND JEWS THAT DO NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH OR IN THE LAST DAY…AND DO NOT EMBRACE THE TRUE FAITH” – Quran Sura (Chapter 9/Chapter At Tawbah), Verse Number 29.

      “O PROPHET (MOHAMMED) MAKE WAR ON UNBELIEVERS(NON- MUSLIMS) AND HYPOCRITES AND DEAL HARSHLY WITH THEM” – Quran Sura(Chapter 9/Chapter At Tawbah), Verse Number 60.

      “O BELIEVERS(MUSLIMS) MAKE WAR ON THE INFIDELS (NON-MUSLIMS) WHO DWELL AROUND YOU, LET THEM FIND HARSHNESS IN YOU” – Quran Sura(Chapter 9/Chapter At Tawbah),Verse Number 123.

      “WHEN YOU MEET THE UNBELIEVERS(NON –MUSLIMS), STRIKE THEIR NECKS AND INFLICT SLAUGHTER UPON THEM” – Quran Sura(Chapter 47/Chapter Mohammed),Verse Number 4.

      “FIGHT IN THE NAME OF ALLAH AND IN THE WAY OF ALLAH. FIGHT AGAINST THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE IN ALLAH. MAKE A HOLY WAR…” – Hadith Sahih(Valid/Trusted Hadith) Of Imam Muslim Book 19, Hadith Number:4294.

      “ANY MUSLIM WHO KILLS AN INFIDEL(NON-MUSLIM) IS GUARANTEED PARADISE” – Hadith Of Sunna Abu Dawud Book 2, Hadith Number:2489.

      “FIGHT AGAINST PEOPLE UNTIL THEY SAY THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH” – Hadith Of Sunna Abu Dawud Book 2, Hadith Number:3188.

      “OUR PROPHET (MOHAMMED), ORDERED US TO FIGHT YOU (NON-MUSLIMS) TILL YOU WORSHIP ALLAH ALONE OR PAY US JIZYAH (EXTORTION) IN SUBMISSION…WHOEVER AMONGST US IS KILLED AS A MARTYR SHALL GO TO PARADISE…AND WHOEVER SURVIVES SHALL BECOME YOUR MASTER” – Hadith Sahih(Valid/Trusted Hadith) Of Imam Bukhari Volume 4:Book:53, Hadith Number:386.

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      “FIGHTING WITH JEWS AND CHRISTIAN CARRIES MORE REWARD THAN FIGHTING OTHERS.”Hadith Of Sunna Abu Dawud Book 2, Hadith Number:2482.

      “WE (MUSLIMS) SHALL FIGHT AS LONG AS WE LIVE. WE WILL FIGHT UNTILL YOU (NON-MUSLIMS) TURN TO ISLAM, HUMBLY SEEKING REFUGE. WE WILL FIGHT NOT CARING WHOM WE MEET… WE HAVE DRIVEN THEM VIOLENTLY BEFORE US AT THE COMMAND OF ALLAH AND ISLAM. WE WILL FIGHT UNTILL OUR RELIGION IS ESTABLISHED. AND WE WILL PLUNDER THEM, FOR THEY MUST SUFFER DISGRACE.” – Sira Messenger/Apostle Of Allah By Ibn Ishaq, Page:587.

      HEY MUSLIM SCUMBAG, YOU WERE ACCUSE BIBLE AS THE MOST VIOLENT BOOK THAN QURAN, BUT YOU GOT FAIL TO SHOW ME YOUR PROOF.

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