From burqas to boxing gloves, China’s 75 tips for spotting extremist Muslims

The list included many predictable items, from reading extremist Web sites and sharing radical materials to wearing veils, reading religious books or abstaining from alcohol. But they also included some things that the casual observer might otherwise not notice as a sign of dangerous radicalism.

Selling land, sheep or oxen without cause, for example, could be a sign, for the appropriately alert policeman, that someone might be planning a suicide attack. Storing a large quantity of food at home should also arouse suspicion, as well as having secret chambers or tunnels in the house, the police in Jinghe County said on their weibo social media account.

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