China mosque demolition sparks stand-off in Ningxia

Hundreds of Muslims in western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished.

Officials said the newly completed Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia had not been given proper building permits.

But worshippers refused to back down – one resident said they “won’t let the government touch the mosque”.

I’m certain Minister Freeland is prepping a scathing tweet as you read this.