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Saturday, 29 April 2017

China bans dozens of Islamic names in Xinjiang region

Due to fear of extremism in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has listed dozens of 'extreme' Islamic names banned in the Xinjiang province.

The list titled 'Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities' on the government document which was signed by the ruling Chinese Communist Party and disseminated by Uighur groups included 23 names related to historic religious, political figures and places that are deemed to be ‘overly religious’
The list includes ‘Imam,’ 'Hajj,’ 'Turknaz,' 'Mujahid,' 'Muhammad,  'Azhar' and 'Wahhab,' while 'Saddam,' 'Arafat,' 'Medina' and 'Cairo are also on the list.

According to the government ruling, if a parent chooses to name his/her child one of the barred names, the child will be denied government benefits in the country.

Confirming the ban, a government official told RFA. 
‘You’re not allowed to give names with a strong religious flavor, such as Jihad or names like that. The most important thing here is the connotations of the name. It mustn’t have connotations of holy war or of splittism Xinjiang independence.' He said
However, the World Uyghur Congress, an advocacy group from the ethnic minority operating outside of China, has condemned the new policy. 

‘In setting limits on the naming of Uyghurs, the Chinese government is, in fact, engaging in political persecution under another guise,’

Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the group, told RFA. 
“'They are afraid that people with such names will become alienated from Chinese policies in the region.'

12 comments:

Julius Tha Freshboi said...

Way to go...

Anonymous said...

islam ro go oooooo, they have been successful in tarnishing the religion. even I find it difficult to say i am one in this western world i live. sad much

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Sucre said...

Anything they feel will help reduce or prevent chaos from Islamic radicals. Everyone has to be vigilant and take some precaution against religious fanatics

Anonymous said...

Nice one!!!!

Esther Norah said...

Keep banning dem biko. They r problem wit d world. Period

Anonymous said...

Diversity is the soul of national greatness if intelligently harnessed. Tell china that monolithism is not the way to build a nation

Bashir Danlami said...

Imagine Saudi arabia banned any Christian name?Linda attack boys will be hear insulting Islam.

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Jumbo azubike said...

Islam why ?

Anonymous said...

Islam is synonymous to violence and the genuine clerics r silent about denying this truth hence the world believes.

Anonymous said...

@Bashir, Is China a Christian country? Or you just want to ramble white noise from your arse.

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