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20 Dec 2023

China Tears Down Islam by Destructing Mosques Nationwide

The Financial Times [reports ]( since 2018, 2,312 mosques have had their Islamic architectural elements removed or have been demolished in China. This suppression has affected roughly three-quarters of the mosques examined via satellite, extending beyond Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Turkic Muslims are detained, to nearly all regions. The changes often involved replacing Islamic features with traditional Chinese designs.