By Rakesh Raman
As Muslim community at large is getting increasingly alienated world over because of the Islamic terrorism, China is among the many countries that have shown their opposition to the Muslim traditions.
In a distinct crackdown on Muslims, China has banned the wearing of burqa, a traditional Islamic garment that covers women’s faces.
The legislature of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has approved a regulation banning burqa in public places in the regional capital of Urumqi, state media has reported.
Burqas are not traditional dress for Uygur women, and wearing them in public places is banned in countries such as Belgium and France, according to the report. The new regulation is supposed to control the growing extremism in the country.
As America is getting ready to begin a new phase of a gory war against the militants of ISIS, American political leaders are already expressing their concerns for the entire Islam religion.
Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) recently said that Islam’s goal is “the destruction of Western civilization from within,” that the faith is 90 percent “violence” and that Islam “is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out.” He added that he is “not going to stand back and let [Muslims] push Islam into our nation.”
Muslims are also facing an increased threat in India where a new Hindu political party – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – has formed the government. As BJP has indicated, it is determined to make India a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu nation) where Muslims will also have to follow Hindu traditions or ‘way of life.’
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France, where Islamic terrorists attacked on a Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office killing 12 people, is also expected to be stricter against Muslims.
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