China isn’t letting up. A couple months ago, we reported that China was making major moves to restrict and ultimate nullify the cultural influence of Islam. Because the nation saw what the west never has—the dangers of Islam being an inherently political movement in addition to a religious one. China has decided to take action. Again, we are not advocating following China’s lead when it comes to human rights. Okay? Okay.
See, China sees this as survival for it’s nation. Now, China is a pretty messed up nation, and commits gross violations of human rights in their own right, absolutely. I can at the very least, appreciate the concept of a nation, unchained by political correctness, being open about the necessity of survival. Sometimes we miss that here in the United States.
The first things China did to stop Islam had included banning female head-coverings, forcing Islamic restaurants to sell cigarettes just like any other restaurant, serve drinks, and so forth. Also, they oped to clamp down on the beard-growing. The awful, terrible beard growing.
Well, now, China is moving forward. Pressing harder against Islam. They’re banning Ramadan—for the second time. No fasting is allowed and restaurants are forced to stay open during daylight hours. Or risk being shut down by the government. Pretty severe. And totally counter to the American constitution.
Like I stated above: In no way do we think China controlling it’s populous to such a degree is a good thing. But it is an interesting case study to see a nation, unfettered in it’s ‘authoritarianism’ and it’s aggressive push against Islam.
The main point to be gleaned from this is that Islam is not merely a religion. It uses cultural and legal subversion as a means to an ideological/political end. China’s taking it really seriously. While the USA should never, ever, ever infringe on 1st amendment rights in the way that China does (contextually of course, as they have no 1st amendment), there needs to be an open and honest discussion of the threat that cultural terrorism creates.
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