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MUSLIMS IN CHINA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FAST IN HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN

According to Al-Jazeera, The Chinese Communist Party of China has banned Muslim civil servants, students and teachers in Xinjiang from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are required by faith to fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan but the ruling Communist party has restricted Muslims from practicing their faith for years.

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TERRORIST GROUP AL-QAEDA DECLARES WAR ON CHINA

Al-Qaeda central appears to have joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China over its alleged occupation of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This week, al-Sahab media organization, al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released the first issue of its new English-language magazine Resurgence. The magazine has a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific in general, with feature articles on both India and Bangladesh, as well as others on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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TERRORIST WANTS TO SET UP ISLAMIC STATE IN CHINA

A mastermind of violence in China's Xinjiang region in which almost 100 people were killed sought to establish an Islamic state, official media said yesterday, reinforcing government warnings about an Islamist threat. A court in the far western region sentenced 12 people to death on Monday for an attack in Xinjiang's southern Yarkant county on July 28, in which the government said 59 terrorists were gunned down by security forces, while 37 civilians were killed.

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CHINA CURBS RAMADAN FASTING IN XINJIANG

Chinese authorities in the northwestern province of Xinjiang have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during the month of Ramadan, prompting an exiled rights group to warn of new violence. Guidance posted on numerous government websites called on Communist Party leaders to restrict Muslim religious activities during the holy month, including fasting and visiting mosques. Xinjiang is home to about nine million Uighurs, largely a Muslim ethnic minority, many of whom accuse China's leaders of religious and political persecution.

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Urumqi Explosion Raises Fears Of Greater Uyghur Muslim-Separatist Terrorism Threat in China

Ethnic Uyghurs, who are Muslim, have long resented the expansion of ethnic Han Chinese into Xinjiang, China’s resource-rich far west, which they allege has produced discrimination and concentrated wealth in the hands of outsiders. Terrorist attacks in China are still relatively infrequent, but a recent spate of violence attributed to Uyghurs has produced a feeling of unease among citizens that didn’t previously exist. “Chinese people in general and foreign visitors all consider China as one of the safest countries on Earth [with] few crimes or terrorists concerns if any,” Jiang Wenran, a politics professor at the University of Alberta, said in an email. “The recent attacks on civilians in such an indiscriminate manner may change such perceptions,” he added.

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Kunming knife attack gang tried to leave China before attack

Attackers who launched a brutal mass knifing at a Chinese train station acted in desperation after a failed attempt to leave the country and become jihadists overseas, a Chinese official was Wednesday quoted as saying. Both Beijing and Washington have described Saturday's attack in Kunming that killed 29 people and injured 143 as terrorism. China blames separatists from its restive far-western region of Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority.

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