China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished. Officials said the newly built Weizhou Grand Mosque in the Ningxia region had not been given proper building permits. But worshippers refused to back down – one resident said they “won’t let the government touch […]

Muslim MPs sent ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters encouraging mosque bombings

Muslim MPs sent ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters encouraging mosque bombings

Muslim MPs have been sent threatening letters which urge people to carry out acid attacks against Muslims, bomb mosques and pull off hijabs. The ‘Punish A Muslim Day’ letters are being investigated by counter-terrorism officers. The MPs were also sent packages with a “suspicious substance” inside. Three people were hospitalized on Monday and Tuesday as […]