China bans ‘abnormal’ beards & veils to curb extremism in Muslim region

The initiative has been prompted in part by the deaths of hundreds of people over the past years in Xinjiang where government security forces regularly clashed with Islamist militants and faced unrest among the Muslim Uighur people driven by separatist sentiments.

Bad decision. Now they will be essentially undercover.

  • Alain

    No, it is not a bad decision. It is already more than any country in the West is doing. However, I agree that it will require more than this in the long term; which is a total ban on Islam.

  • moraywatson

    No islamic beards, no islamic headgear. Starve the totalitarians of the oxygen of their supremacist projections.