By Steve Dellar   |  08-11-2018   News
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The standoff of hundreds of China's Hui Muslims continued on Saturday as large groups of them kept on blocking access for authorities towards their new mosque, which Chinese officials claimed was built without proper planning approval and they intend therefore to demolish it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An update on the Weizhou Grand Mosque from <a href="https://twitter.com/Nectar_Gan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Nectar_Gan</a> at the <a href="https://twitter.com/SCMPNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SCMPNews</a>. <a href="https://t.co/2fRAa0Fgde">https://t.co/2fRAa0Fgde</a></p>&mdash; David Stroup (@davidstroup) <a href="https://twitter.com/davidstroup/status/1027971270980317185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Weizhou Grand Mosque in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region is now home to some 30,000 worshippers.

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However, local authorities earlier this week issued a notice to the Muslim community in the region informing them to vacate the area as the mosque would be pulled down on Friday.

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But when police forces arrived yesterday they found large groups of Chinese Muslims blocking the entrance to the place of worship, leaving the Chinese security forces unknowing what to do next.

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Ever since President Xi Jinping took over, there has been a growing crackdown on religious symbols as the Communist party aims to re-install the Mao-doctrine which specifies that ‘religion is poison.’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A lot of Hui Muslims protest against demolishing Weizhou mosque in front of local government of Ningxia Hui autonomous region.<br><br>In <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CHINA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CHINA</a> , the authorities usually think all protests are unlawful, except those nationalist demonstration of government manned.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E5%8F%8D%E6%B8%85%E7%9C%9F%E8%BF%90%E5%8A%A8?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#反清真运动</a> <a href="https://t.co/yFBxELJCLT">pic.twitter.com/yFBxELJCLT</a></p>&mdash; 真回安然 ☪ (@ismaelan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ismaelan/status/1026650124955607040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">7 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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Muslims make up about only some two percent of the 1.4 billion population that China currently holds. Of course, given the country’s massive population and the astonishing growth of its Muslim citizens in number, statistics show that by 2030, the Chinese Muslim population will be the 19th largest in the world (it is expected to increase from 23.3 million in 2010 to nearly 30 million by then).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hui Muslims in China protest against the government&#39;s plan to demolish the Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia <a href="https://t.co/3fn0okliZJ">pic.twitter.com/3fn0okliZJ</a></p>&mdash; TRT World (@trtworld) <a href="https://twitter.com/trtworld/status/1028179207279525889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Chinese have therefore started demolishing large religious symbols and even grouped Muslims together in so-called re-education camps where they urge them to eat pork and ask them on a daily basis: “Do you obey Chinese law or Sharia? Do you understand why religion is dangerous?”

Source:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-mosque-demolition-muslim-protests-government-weizhou-grand-mosque-ningxia-hui-a8485871.html

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tab No. 33639 1533991064
---‘religion is poison.’--- the chinese have got that right. they're not fools. they know that Islam will destroy their way of life.
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