Following several terrorist attacks by Uighur Muslims that killed hundreds of Chinese people, the government keeps imposing more and more restrictions on its Uighurs.
NO BEARDS. NO VEILS. NO CHILDREN IN MOSQUES. China says Islamic separatists in Xinjiang are the greatest threat to national security. The far western region is home to a community of some 10 million Uighur Muslims and Beijing is concerned that young Uighurs are vulnerable to radicalization.
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Islamic State (ISIS) has threatened China because of its treatment of Uighur Muslims. Let them try, they won’t get far in a country like China.
In early 2017, more than 10,000 Chinese troops marched through the western city of Urumqi in an “anti-terror” rally aimed at quelling Uighur Muslim violence in Xinjiang.