Chinese Government forced to Uyghur Imams and students to dance in the support o

2015-02-18 08:53:36 | Al Muslim News
Chinese Government forced to Uyghur Imams and students to dance in the support o

 

The Chinese government has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, China to dance in front of Eidgah Mosque, Kashgar and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul. The Chinese government has begun a mobilization campaign in recent years, to encourage dance events throughout Xinjiang. Mostly these take the form of competitions, and imams, as state employees, are not free from them. Uyghur Imams and students participate to dance on ‘little Apple’ song campaign in the name of civilization where they were chant out slogans in the support of state. The slogans included words glorifying the state over religion such as ‘peace of the country gives peace to the soul’ and “our income comes from the CKP not from Allah”. State officials were pressurizing to imams that telling to youth to stay away from mosques, and that the prayer was unhealthy activity, encouraging them to dance instead. Teachers were also instructed to teach children to stay away from religious learning and made to take an oath that they will keep children away from religion. Uyghur Muslims are a Turk-ethnic minority living in the Xinjiang region, northwestern china under strict state control on Islamic practice.

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