Ramadan 2016: China bans fasting in Muslim-majority Xinjiang, orders restaurants to remain open

Ramadan began on a sad note in Muslim-majority region Xinjiang, home to about 10 million Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, with a ban on fasting and other restrictions by China. The clampdown covers civil servants, students and children, reported AFP on Monday, citing government websites.

China’s ruling Communist party has imposed the ban on government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang over the years, besides asking eateries to remain open, the agency added.

How will Justin deal with this?

  • ismiselemeas

    Damn, I was just tweeting to the Chinese Ambassador to Canada about what a pack of wankers the Chinese government are then they turn around and prove me wrong!

    • They and Justin just don’t see eye to eye on Islam it seems.

      • V10_Rob

        Figures that it’s the one thing Shiny Pony doesn’t admire about the Chinese government.

  • Icebow

    What, force-feeding? Might be fun, come to think of it.

    • infedel

      Ha! Moo Shu Pork for all!

      • andycanuck

        Mmm. Pork.

  • Surele Surele

    Justin, did you read this?

  • ontario john

    ramadan ding dong is off to a great start. Two bombings now in Turkey, and the media is now reporting that 3 people have been killed by the religion of peace in Israel. I have ten bucks on that this will be a record holiday for murder, bombings, goat sex, and general mayhem.

  • Whining doesn’t work on the Chicoms.

  • k1962

    The Chinese know how to deal with threats.

  • infedel

    Moslems skip lunch for a month and demand accommodation…screw that, as there is nothing holy about it and should be private if anything..