However the truth is that Muslims could still pray fast gather as groups to celebrate with one condition that they should not try to recruit non Muslim families to Islam under the guise of Ramadan activities.
This is in response to a so called "Islamic revolution in China" where Islam preachers were trying to convert non Islamic poor Chinese villagers by way of offering financial and other monitory benefits. Often their target was to recruit young girls with better reproductive capabilities. This was done by marrying them to a Muslim men who are at times already married to another women.
Hence, the restrictions that limit Islamic literature and materials of provocative nature is imposed and their prayer sessions at mosques are periodically monitored by Chinese authorities as a way to ensure that they do not break protocols by Chinese authorities on Islam.
Any Ramadan event is only allowed in Mosque premises and not elsewhere. .However in provinces where Islam insurgency activities were reported, Ramadan celebrations of any ind was not allowed. These troubled zones are often monitored to screen any illegal Ramadan celebrations and illegal converts. When questioned on the move a police spokesperson once said, "If Muslims want to celebrate their religious events its fine, but if they want to spread their religion in China, more bans will be added as bonus punishments".
Additionally China banned having all Muslim employee establishments, government organizations, schools and all Muslim teacher schools. Therefore now that cannot have Islamic schools operating with all Muslim staffs. They require to employ minimum 25% of their staff from other religions.
Xinjiang province with majority Muslim population is where most such banns are in place. Ramadan is banned here and all restaurants, hotels and food outlets required to kept open all day and cannot be closed even for prayers.
From 2014, wearing hijab in public places, public transport and in weddings were banned. Failing to adhere would mean a fine not less than $300. Selling Halal food is banned in troubled areas where Chinese authorities consider extreme ideologies mostly nourished. What Chinese authorities doing here is countering any extreme ideology popping up with exact counter measured to douse it.
China also crack down on any Sharia pushers who defame or threaten the merchants who sell alcohol and other products such as food markets that sell pork. Chinese government says "Enough is Enough" and we would be promoting everything that is banned by Islam in Islamic regions within the constitutional parameters. We won't be violating any law by promoting pork consumption and by banning Halal foods.
"If they want to be a part of 'Chinese Community', they must start acting like one. And not be alienated by the dress or by their consumption patters with stupid 'Halal' demands etc". Most of all "they need to stop spreading Islam forcibly and tactically by victimizing our under privileged young girls", says Xia Chan of Department of Religious Affairs.
This shows China's message is very loud and clear. "We Do Not Want Troublemakers, We Will Not Let You Make China Another Victim of Islam Extremism"
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