Radical Islam spreading to inland China – senior official

China’s religion tsar has warned that foreign-inspired Islamism is expanding throughout China and threatening the “rule of law.” Beijing recently ordered residents of a Muslim-majority region to hand in their foreign passports.

Islam in China is often associated with the restive Xinjiang border region, which is home to over 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, but Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration for Religious

Affairs, told 300 religious leaders at the National Congress of the Chinese Islamic Association that “extremism” is now “moving to the inland provinces.”