Tag : Xinjiang
title : China: Muslim Children Named 'Mohammad', 'Jihad' Could Lose Education and Healthcare, Says New Law
summary : Muslim parents in China who give their children Islamic names such as "Mohammad" and "Jihad" risk forfeiting critical benefits for their children, including education and health care, according to a new law.
date : Apr 26, 2017 10:09 AM EDT
title : Farmers Imprisoned For Practicing Religion 'Illegally' In China’s Xinjiang Via 'Strike Hard' Campaign
summary : Eight farmers and an imam serving as a worship leader from a village in Aksu are serving prison sentences from seven to nine years for practicing their religion during China's "strike hard" campaign to crack down on Turkic ethnic Uyghurs in the country's agitated northwestern Xinjiang region, according to local residents and officials. Their "crime" reportedly was that they prayed together outside of the government-designated mosque.
date : Mar 17, 2016 11:15 AM EDT