SHOCKING 'JIHAD' BAN Country Bans Muslim Names

  • 04/27/2017
  • Source: FOXNews.com
  • by: foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Online)
SHOCKING 'JIHAD' BAN Country Bans Muslim Names
China this month banned a series of Islamic names – including “Mohammad” and “Jihad” – in an attempt to help “curb” the “religious fervor” that has become prevalent in the Communist country’s western region of Xinjiang.

A document titled “List of Banned Ethnic Minority Names” catalogs more than two dozen banned names, such as “Arafat,” “Mujahid” and “Medina,” according to a copy obtained by The New York Times.

The document was provided to The Times by the Muslim minority Uighur community. The region has seen a string of extremist attacks, including a stabbing spree by a group of attackers that killed at least eight people in February.

Chinese officials around the country confirmed the ban, listing a reduction in essential services – such as education and health care – as the penalty for those who rebelled against the restriction.
 Source: FOXNews.com

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