(06-18-2015, 09:43 PM)Sarge Wrote: China and its mandarin marxism.
Funny how it allowed for a proliferation of Religious freedoms, but i guess that only extended to its Catholic/Christian contingents.
Is religious freedom what provoked the underground churches? The destruction of churches and removal of crosses is as common in China as chopsticks. Communist China nationalized Christianity in order to control its spread (and failing at it).
China is partially repressive when it concerns muslims, mainly against the Uyghurs of Xinjiang because of their separatist nature. Few governments are fond of separatists. Other Uyghurs don't really pose a problem to the Chinese government, and other muslim communities like the Huis enjoy its favour and protection.
Comes as no surprise then that the ban on fasting is restricted to Xinjiang.
Don't see the sense in banning the Ramadan though. How are they gonna prevent someone from fasting? Drag them to restaurants in chains? Force-feed them door to door?