Islam in China must adhere to socialist principles: Xi Jinping


Chinese President Xi Jinping has order officials to step up efforts to uphold the conception that Islam in the nation should adhere to the socialist society supported by the ruling Chinese Communist Party and that Islam in China should be Chinese-oriented.

Xi recently visited the turbulent Xinjiang province, where Chinese security forces have been trying to oppress Uyghur Muslims for several years. The Chinese government has accelerated its sinicization program in the region. During his four-day stay in the region, which began on July 12, Xi spoke with officials and stressed the need to foster a strong sense of nationalism for China.

Xi said believers’ regular religious requirements should be met and should be closely unified with the Chinese Communist Party and the government. According to the official Xinhua news agency, he said greater efforts should be made to uphold the idea that Islam in China should be Chinese-oriented and to adapt religions to socialist society.

Jinping’s remarks follow his first visit to Xinjiang province since 2014. In recent years, the Chinese president has advocated the “sinicization” of Islam, which effectively means aligning it with Party principles. communist in power. Xi stressed the value of cultural identity and urged all ethnic groups in the Xinjiang region to strengthen their ties with their homelands, the Chinese people and Chinese culture, implicitly denouncing Islam in the process.

Persecution of Uighur Muslims in China

In China’s Xinjiang province, nearly 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Turkish minorities are believed to be held in a network of detention centers since 2017. By declaring the camps to be vocational training schools, Beijing has refuted many confirmed reports that he tortured Muslims. in Xinjiang. The goal of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is to integrate Uyghurs into the dominant Han Chinese ethnicity by stripping them of their religious and ethnic identities. As Uyghur Muslims face re-education camps, forced labor and digital surveillance, including the indoctrination of their children in orphanages.

The CPC restricts any information revealing the horrors committed against Uyghurs in detention centers to counter scathing foreign findings. Several foreign journalists covering the plight of Uyghurs have been expelled from China, while scholars, activists and survivors trying to expose China’s deception have been mocked and harassed. Those who speak out against the illegal detention of Uyghurs in China are either intimidated or executed.


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