China bans religious names for Muslim babies

Prospective parents in China’s Xinjiang region – home to 10 of the country’s 23 million Muslims – will now have to consult a list of banned Islamic baby names or risk long-lasting consequences, it has been reported.

While names with religious meanings are used by Muslims around the world, authorities in the north-western region of Xinjiang have compiled a catalogue of names deemed to be “overly religious”, the US-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Children with a banned name would be barred from the household registration system, or Hukou, which is necessary to access social services, healthcare and education.

  • Brett_McS

    Damn, and Mohammad Jihad Mohammad has such a nice ring to it.

  • Brenda

    Mohammed isn’t on the list.

    • moraywatson

      Mohammed wasn’t religious. He was a sociopath.

  • Spatchcocked

    Arrahoo rakbah….

  • Come on China. Have some guts.

    M1 Arrest the mullahs.
    M2 Close the mosques.
    M3 Confiscate all jihad money.

    • Jabberwokk

      Watch closely. this is a big Government using the law somewhat, but not exactly, the way you want to. Now watch it fail.

      Off topic: Do they even have RICO laws in china? Guess being China they don’t need them.

  • Ban Islam, ban the Koran, ban all mosques, ban all Imams. Those who refuse to comply, kick em all out.

    • Jabberwokk

      Burying this vampire won’t kill it. It needs to be dragged out into the light of truth and watch it die for all to see.

      If you ban it there’s two things that could happen:

      1:) Islam goes underground where it thrives in ignorance. This zombie will only rise where you tried to bury it.

      2:) By whatever mechanism you use to ban it will be used against you to ban what you believe. If by government(I’m guessing) you ban it then once that’s done your enemies will co-opt it and conflate your religion with Islam and use the same to ban yours as well.

      Isolate and confront it. It’s the best way.

      • By ban I mean isolate and confront. Make it illegal and implement the law. It won’t be allowed to go underground if vigorously pursued.

        There is no danger to Judaism or Christianity or other religions by legally banning Islam, provided the job is done with clarity and moral confidence. Islam is distinguishable due to its being explicitly a world-domination political doctrine whose adherents are kept in line through a religious meme but who are really soldiers in this effort of conquest.

        • Jabberwokk

          Ok good.

          I’m just worried that we ban Islam then the play by leftists will be to perpetuate the myth that all religions are the same , allowing them to compare and conflate Islam to Christianity for example, and then banning that practice too. You know we build the machine then it un-builds us kind of thing.

          Unlike them I think every worldview is distinguishable and that some are better than others.

          • Definitely, that is what the leftists will and do try to do. In fact, not even, since they (being the cowards they are) give a free pass to Islam in particular.

  • Dana Garcia

    I like seeing the name Mohammed because it’s so helpful in identifying the enemies of western civilization.

    • And Ahmad, and Ali, and Jihad, etc.

  • Jabberwokk

    Won’t work.

  • dukestreet

    Too bad they don’t require them to adhere to the one child policy that they expect government employees to stick to. Any child over the one doesn’t exist as far as the government is concerned.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Muslims habitually adopt 15 aliases. This new law won’t work.