China Bans Wearing Burqa in Biggest Muslim City

Steven Jiang, CNN, January 14, 2015

Legislators in China’s far-western Xinjiang province have passed a law to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported, in a continued campaign against what authorities view as religious extremism.

The new ban in Urumqi was approved by local legislators last month, and given the greenlight by the regional legislature at the weekend.


A spate of recent violent incidents has rocked Xinjiang, a resource-rich region long inhabited by the Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim Uyghurs.

The arrival of waves of Han Chinese, the country’s predominant ethnic group, over the past decades has fueled ethnic tensions.

Chinese officials have blamed the recent attacks on Uyghur separatists–whom they also label “religious extremists”–seeking to establish an independent state.

Last August, another city in Xinjiang banned people wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards from riding public buses during a provincial sporting event, according to state media.


Those restrictions came shortly after after authorities in Xinjiang banned students and civil servants from fasting during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Amnesty International has said Uyghurs face widespread discrimination in employment, housing and educational opportunities, as well as curtailed religious freedom and political marginalization.


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  • Magician

    This is the “feel good” AmRen entry of the week and my respect for China just went up a lot.

    • Sha of Communism

      Haha, not so fast. The Uyghurs are White people (in this picture, a Uyghur girl), although mostly muslims. They are kind of like Albanians, White but muslims.

      It really depends on how you view the issue. One side is a White people with its majority believes in Islam and considers Turkey as their suzerain (although there is a sizable pro-West/Russia, Christian/Eastern Orthodox minority among Uyghurs as well), the other side is an East Asian people governed by anti-West communist regime with its majority having a nationalist view and hate anything West.

      So which is our friend? I say let’s send Christian missionaries to the Uyghurs and inculcate Western/Japanese values to the Eastern China and see which converts faster.

      • Looks a lot like my own daughter.

      • The Dude

        Those in China tend to look less white and more mongoloid. This girl must be from some Central Asian country.

        • Sha of Communism

          That picture is from the Wikipedia article “Uyghur people.”

          • The Dude

            Okay, but there are also populations of them in neighboring Central Asian countries, not just in China.

        • henry ong

          Could be pure Slavic Russian. Small population of Russian emigre settled there. Forget the reason though

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Albanians, like Chechens, Persians, Armenians, and Ashkenazi Jews share a common region: Khazaria. Therefore they have no business sharing the “White” title. They are phony “whites”, used to displace western Europeans under the generic “white” heading.

        None of the Khazarians have sufficient brain wiring to be nation-makers. Albanians are well out on the edges of the Caucasus arc, but still have polluted genes. Not to be trusted.


      • David Ashton

        She looks exactly like my grand-daughter Amalie.

      • Regardless, when in China do as the Chinese want.

  • Easyrhino

    Great to hear of another country besides the USA experiencing the joys of multiculturalism and diversity.

    • Yet ethnic minorities are exempt from the one-child policy. So much for the protection of the Han Chinese people in China. Even Wikipedia confirms it in its article on the Han Chinese: ‘In the 1980s, the one-child policy was introduced in the People’s Republic to regulate population growth, which only applies to the Han and allows full freedom of procreation for ethnic minorities.’

      • Germanic Depressive

        Yep. The question is, why are those in positions of power over our species trying to encourage the worst genetics in our species to replace and outnumber the best genetics?

        I can think of no wholesome reason to want the average IQ of our species to be lowered. Whoever has targeted whites for extinction will seek to do exactly the same thing to Asians for very similar reasons.

        The key is for us to join forces and stop them from getting rid of us.

        • Raymond Kidwell

          I think we know who is doing it. The same party that seems to be exempt from the policies.

      • BillyHW

        OMG, Chicoms are as stupid as western liberals.

  • Alexandra1973

    Maybe they should just leave China and go home. Problem solved.

    • Sha of Communism

      Actually it was the Chinese that invaded the Uyghurs’ land, but yes, they can still return to their motherland, which is present-day Turkey.

      The question remains, however, isn’t that just another form of appeasement that take the problem away from China and put it right at the doorstep of the European Union?

      • Most of what is now Turkey was Greek.

        • Sha of Communism

          Or Byzantine, belonging to the Eastern Roman Empire. Turks also took land from (Little, or Byzantine) Armenia, Edessa, and Antioch. They were all Christian states.

          So any fondness for Turkey? I do not have.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            It’s not the book they read, it’s their genes. Armenians are Khazars.

            Ancient Khazaria

  • anony

    How do you pronounce Uyghurs?

    • IstvanIN

      We gurs

      • dd121

        We gurs a tate?

        • Sick of it


      • anony

        Sounds like…. .

        • Sha of Communism

          Do “Uyghur” and “wigger” really sound the same?

          • ElComadreja

            Pretty much, lol.

  • IstvanIN

    The Han Chinese will survive, they seem intent on that. We could learn a thing or two from our Confucian friends.

  • dd121

    I have a feeling that the Chinese aren’t going to take any of their crap.

  • Albert

    Say what you will about the Chinese, zero tolerance takes on a whole new meaning in their nation.

    • Bill

      Mao is said to have murdered more people than Stalin or Hitler.

      • Albert

        No doubt about that. Chairman Mao could be a real ass hat. Still, the time for cult personalities is past for China. The citizens now have a much stronger voice and the nation realizes the importance of being a part of the global market. They are still communist but they are progressively becoming more moderate.

  • superlloyd

    ‘Amnesty International has said Uyghurs face widespread discrimination in employment, housing and educational opportunities, as well as curtailed religious freedom and political marginalization.’ Cry me a river, libtards. This is how the West should be treating the savage, intolerant Islamic haters who invade our lands with the complicity of our traitorous governments.

  • The Chinese versus Islam? Pass the popcorn.

    • Sick of it

      I’d rather they send troops to the Middle East than us.

    • Sha of Communism

      Typical communist state, wanting to kill every muslim while discreetly selling arms to muslim states close to the West. They just want to USE the muslims against us, that is, if some are too remote for them to persecute.

    • David Ashton

      Prester John rides again.

    • ElComadreja

      A pox on both their houses.

  • SentryattheGate

    I understand that the Chinese are exporting their troublesome Uyghurs to the US, reference Dr. Darrell Hamamoto, UC-Davis, Asian-American Studies.

  • Simonetta

    The Muslims have learned the hard way not to mess with the Chinese. Back in the 1300s, when Europe was reeling from the plague, the Muslims had the one of the world’s most advanced civilizations (along with the Indians and the Chinese). I’m not sure of all the details, but it came to pass that the Mongols took an extreme dislike to Islam and invaded the Arabian peninsula. Then they killed every man, woman, child, sheep, camel, horse, and goat that they came across. Then they burned every city and village regardless of its age or value.

    Until last year, none of the 40000 documented terrorist actions initialized by Muslims against non-Muslims were targeted against the Chinese. It would seem that in the deep dark backrooms of the mosques the Imams have been consoling their young men to strike the infidels, but not all the infidels. Only the Christians and Jews, but leave the Chinese alone.

    At the height of Chinese civilization in the late 1300s and early 1400s, Muslims were permitted to live in China, rise in the professions, and keep their religion. But only if they agreed to have their testicles removed. The great admiral Zheng Hi (believed to be the first man to sail around the Cape of Good Hope and rumored to have reached America) was one of these Muslim eunuchs.

    • The Dude

      “I’m not sure of all the details, but it came to pass that the Mongols took an extreme dislike to Islam and invaded the Arabian peninsula. Then they killed every man, woman, child, sheep, camel, horse, and goat that they came across. Then they burned every city and village regardless of its age or value.”

      It was Bagdad actually that they invaded in 1258, then capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. But it was pretty brutal, yes. In addition to the things you mentioned, they also burnt their biggest library to the ground which dealt the final blow to the civilization they had at the time. They also killed an estimated 1 million civilians.

      However, a part of the Mongol invaders later converted to Islam, and helped establish the nascent Ottoman Empire.

      But they weren’t getting along with the Chinese. They regularly attacked China. One of the main reasons that prompted the Chinese to build their Wall were the constant Mongol invasions.

    • David Ashton

      This genocide is partly responsible for the decay of Islamic civilization – hash did the rest.

  • The Dude

    One the things I like about the Chinese is their very limited tolerance of pesky minorities.

    • David Ashton

      Until WE are the pesky minority.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    When China becomes a super power, they can send their own armies to squash the terrorists and also to give the blacks welfare. Then whites can regroup and once again become powerful.

  • Mark Caplan

    China found a humane way to deal with their rebellious Uighur Muslims. They send them to America by the tens of thousands. Entire Uighur towns in China have been emptied out this way. Some of the Uighurs stop first in Mexico, from where they easily cross into the U.S. illegally. Just Google “Inside the lives of Chinese restaurant workers” to listen to a 9 minute interview on NPR’s program “Here and Now” of Peter Kwong, Professor of Immigration and Asian American studies at Hunter College.

  • ElComadreja

    If they’re Muslim they’ve given up their white status and sided with the brown skinned trash of the world against their own people.

  • ElComadreja

    Muslims bother the rest of us by their very existence.

  • Anna Tree

    “if they’re not bothering anybody else”
    are the keywords.

  • They can follow their religious beliefs as long as they don’t display it in public; that’s what the China is saying to them.

  • Hammerheart

    For muslims, faith is almost always thicker than blood or water. The only sane rules of engagement policy for combat operations in the middle east is to announce you’re giving everyone 72 hours to evacuate with whatever they can from a specific area. After that, whoever is left in the area will be considered a combatant.

  • Realist

    Great point.