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29 Nov 2023

China's Nationwide Mosque Demolitions Signal Islam's Decline

Reports by Human Rights Watch and the Financial Times reveal that over 1,500 mosques in China have been [destroyed or repurposed](https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/11/22/china-mosques-shuttered-razed-altered-muslim-areas#:~:text=Chinese%20authorities%20have%20decommissioned%2C%20closed,minarets%2C%20from%20many%20other%20mosques.) since 2018, extending beyond Xinjiang to other provinces. This systematic removal of Islamic architectural features has sparked international concern and fears for the future of Islam within the country. [Source](https://www.semafor.com/newsletter/11/27/2023/semafor-flagship?utm_source=nowshare&utm_medium=flagship&utm_campaign=flagshipnumbered5#f)