Chinese Authorities Take DRAMATIC STEPS To Curb Muslim Extremism
The Communist Party is cracking down on Islam and in interesting ways.
According to Lizzie Dearden of the Independent:
Any babies with “overly religious” names will be barred from the hukou household registration system governing access to healthcare and education, a police official in the regional capital of Urumqi told RFA, which was founded by the US government and advances its foreign policy.
“You’re not allowed to give names with a strong religious flavour, such as Jihad or names like that,” he added.
“The most important thing here is the connotations of the name…[it mustn’t have] connotations of holy war or of separatism.”
I wondered when somebody would do this.
First, though perhaps a trivial reason to most, Muslim names have too many ways to spell them. Khaddafi, Khadafi, Quadaffi, Qadaffi, Gadaffi, and so on. Thus, it can be difficult to say who you are speaking of. Holy Mother of Muhammed, just how would we adjust to this in paperwork alone.
Second, we have joked that when it comes to Muslim attackers, “all their names are Mohammed” or one of the 500 ways you can spell it.
I was talking with my friend Muhammed…No, not that Muhammad, Mohammed. You know, the cousin of Muhammed.
And if it’s not some version of Muhammed, it’s Ahmed, Hussein or Ali. How many ways can you combine Muhammed Ali Hussein Ahmed?
Will banning these names curb extremism? I’m not sure. Likely we will just get more suicide bombers named Chang.
Nevertheless, this crackdown on Muslims, ergo Islam wasn’t limited to names.
Burqas and Beards: They’re out too!
Just last month the Communist party issued a ban on burqas, veils, and ‘abnormal’ beards as well. There are several other new rules that aim to end Islamic extremism.
It will be forbidden to “reject or refuse radio, television and other public facilities and services,” marrying using religious rather than legal procedures, and “using the name of Halal to meddle in the secular life of others.”
Furthermore, rules published in state-controlled media continue: “Parents should use good moral conduct to influence their children, educate them to revere science, pursue culture, uphold ethnic unity and refuse and oppose extremism.”
In addition to those regulations, Muslims can no longer keep children out of regular school. Their children must integrate with Chinese kids.
Moreover, they must follow family planning guidelines set forth by the Chinese government. Thus, Muslims cannot deliberately damage any legal documents.
While the Chinese authorities ban Islamic baby names, beards, and so on, they must understand that this is only the beginning to curbing Muslim extremism. Muslims must make the cultural shift away from Islam, and adjust to the world as all other cultures. It is they who must look to make the world a peaceful place where people can practice whatever faiths they choose.