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Eugene

(62,176 posts)
Thu Mar 7, 2024, 10:21 PM Mar 2024

'Sinicisation' of Islam 'inevitable' in Xinjiang, says top Chinese official

Source: WION

'Sinicisation' of Islam 'inevitable' in Xinjiang, says top Chinese official

WION Web Team
Beijing, China Edited By: Srishti Singh Sisodia Updated: Mar 07, 2024, 11:20 PM IST

Ma Xingrui, Xinjiang's top Communist Party official said on Thursday (Mar 7) that the "Sinicisation" of Islam in the Muslim-majority region in northwestern China is "inevitable". Notably, Sinicisation is an act or process of making something more Chinese in character.

The regional party's chief speaking on the sidelines of China's annual parliamentary sessions in Beijing told reporters, "Everyone knows that Islam in Xinjiang needs to be Sinicised, this is an inevitable trend."

China is accused of human rights violation of more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The US has even accused China of mass detention, torture, forced labour and genocide in Xinjiang.

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping has repeatedly called for the "Sinicisation" of religions including Islam, Buddhism and Christianity, urging followers to pledge loyalty to the Communist Party above all else.

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Read more: https://www.wionews.com/world/sinicisation-of-islam-inevitable-in-xinjiang-says-top-chinese-official-697709

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'Sinicisation' of Islam 'inevitable' in Xinjiang, says top Chinese official (Original Post) Eugene Mar 2024 OP
nice try DonCoquixote Mar 2024 #1

DonCoquixote

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1. nice try
Fri Mar 8, 2024, 10:52 AM
Mar 2024

but as Washington, Moscow and others learned, Islam plays the long game. They know that Beijing will one day be another oncce great city where it's leaders are dead, but there will still be mosques.

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