Browse through the archives here at LWC and you’ll quickly find we have something of a bone to pick with the oppressive murder-cult known as Islam. You can call us cuckoo, but there’s something about all the genital mutilation and mass killing-sprees that doesn’t sit well with us. Apparently we’re not alone. Our comrades over in China appear ready and willing to toss Islam out like a week-old bowl of moo shu pork. They’ve gone so far as to ban Muslim baby names entirely. Yes, really…
Chinese authorities have banned Islamic baby names in the country’s largest Muslim province, as part of a crackdown on alleged “extremism” that monitors say restricts fundamental rights.
A document entitled “Naming Rules for Ethnic Minorities” prohibits names used by Muslim parents around the world including Imam, Hajj, Islam, Quran, Saddam, Medina and Islam, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.
It applies to the Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang, where the Communist Party has been imposing ever tighter restrictions on religion in what it claims is a battle against “extremism”, amid a separatist uprising by Uyghur rebels.
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.
Firstly, to get this out of the way, we’re not all too crazy about banning things. The Chinese may have decent intentions in this matter, but that doesn’t make their solution any less dickish. Though, we shouldn’t be all too surprised by their methods. The Chinese are still communists, after all. Individual rights aren’t exactly a priority for your average commie. This is the country which brought us forced abortions for its “one-child policy” after all. Okay? Okay.
Also, I’m failing to see how restricting baby names will help to prevent Islamic extremism. It doesn’t matter whether the guy with the suicide vest is named Ping instead of Ahmed, people will get just as dead-ed. But reporting “Ping went boom” would be a funnier headline. Let’s look at the upside here.
Having said all that, it’s perfectly reasonable for the Chinamen to be suspicious of Muslims. Pick any spot on the globe where large groups of Islamists have settled. Sweden. Germany. France. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find Bill Cosby levels of rape-age, and enough dead bodies to put the entire Friday The 13th franchise to shame. It’s not out of line for the Chinese to be a bit concerned.
Even if they’re going about it the wrong way, China is trying to keep Islamism from gaining a foothold. Think of it this way, if the Muslims were to succeed in hijacking the west, they would cover our women with potato sacks and punt Lance Bass off the Empire State Building. It wouldn’t be a fun time for any of us who aren’t fan-girling over Muhammad.
But good luck explaining any of that to a leftist…