Radical Islam spreading to inland China

Radical Islam spreading to inland China, by RT.

China’s religion tsar has warned that foreign-inspired Islamism is expanding throughout China and threatening the “rule of law.” Beijing recently ordered residents of a Muslim-majority region to hand in their foreign passports.

Islam in China is often associated with the restive Xinjiang border region, which is home to over 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, but Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, told 300 religious leaders at the National Congress of the Chinese Islamic Association that “extremism” is now “moving to the inland provinces.” …

China is strictly secular, and Wang also railed against the increasing adoption of religious practices in everyday life among the Islamic population, which stands at about 23 million – about the same as the number of Muslims living in the EU.

hat-tip Stephen Neil