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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

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Test of Faith

For Muslims in Denmark, China and Cuba, practicing their religion comes with a unique set of challenges. BY Arfa Shahid The Islamic month of Ramadan is a momentous time for Muslims around the world. It is a highly-revered time for the faithful, as the holy Quran was believed to have been revealed to the Prophet

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China Says There is no Discrimination in Xinjiang Ahead of Ramadan

BEIJING, June 2 – Religious discrimination does not exist in China’s unruly western Xinjiang region and there will be no interference in Ramadan activities, the government said on Thursday ahead of this year’s holy month, despite criticism from rights groups. The fasting month of Ramadan, which begins next week, is a sensitive time in Xinjiang,

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