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China: Xinjiang Authorities Ban Ramadan Fast

Posted July 4th, 2014 at 12:50 pm (UTC+0)
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It’s the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which means Muslims across the globe are are fasting from dawn til sunset — everywhere, that is, except in northwestern China. Authorities in the Turkestan district of Xinjiang have banned Muslim Uighurs from fasting or taking part in any other religious activities […]

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