July 13th Issue

China’s Muslims: The Dragon and the Crescent

Muslims in China are free to practice their faith -- as long as it's on the government's terms BY Arfa Shahid & Leila Hatoum  In a country where over 21 million citizens constituting up to 1.5 percent of the population practice the Islamic faith, one wonders why the world hears so little about China’s Muslims, unless there are reports of abuse or terrorist attacks and even then, those reports are mainly carried by foreign media outlets. Newsweek Middle East has spoken to Uyghurs and other Chinese Muslims as well as experts on the history of Islam in China, to get a clearer picture of the state of religious freedom in the country. It is worth noting that reports on the treatment of Muslims in China have been subjected to much inaccuracy. Western media bias towards China has often meant that the issue of religious practice has been reported with an alarmist pe (Read More)

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