China mulls banning ‘terrorist’ clothing

Chinese legislators have proposed a new nationwide ban on “terrorist” clothing in the latest move designed to curb Islamic extremism in restive Xinjiang.

The draft amendment proposed Aug. 24 by China’s top legislature does not specify what would be criminalized. However, the proposed ban is believed to apply to burqas, separatist flags and Islamic beards.

Those found guilty of wearing or forcing others to wear “clothes or symbols in public associated with terrorism and extremism” would face three years in prison.