China Forces Muslim Imams To Dance On Streets And Swear Not To Preach Islam


China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is
harmful to the soul. The imams were forced to brandish the slogan that “our income comes from the CKP not from Allah.”

They also gave speeches telling youth to stay away from mosques, and that the prayer was harmful to their health, encouraging them to dance instead. Female teachers were instructed to teach children to stay away from religious education and made to swear an oath that they will keep children away from religion.

In August, city of Karamay prohibited young men with beards and women in burqas or hijabs from boarding public buses. Earlier in July, China banned students and government staff from observing Ramadan fasting, as officials tried to encourage locals in Xinjiang not to wear Islamic veils….. many of them decided to dance “alanta” and “yahooze” as “skelewu” n “shoki” r highly prohibited in China……

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