China bans certain Islamic names in Muslim-dominated region of Xinjiang

China bans certain Islamic names in Muslim-dominated region of Xinjiang, by RT.

Chinese authorities have released a list of some common Muslim names used in Xinjiang region that are forbidden to use for newborns from now on, according to Radio Free Asia report. …

Names with strong religious meanings like Islam, Koran, Mecca, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina, as well as names that have “connotations of holy war [Jihad] or of splittism [sic – Xinjiang independence]” are included in the list …

In March, a similar ruling banned “naming of children to exaggerate religious fervor,” but without clarification of details.

Islamophobes! Don’t they realize Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance?