May 07, 2015

China forces Muslim shopkeepers to sell cigarettes and alcohol to 'weaken' Islam

Rebel Staff

China has forced Muslim shopkeepers in Aktash, a village in the region of Xinjiang, to sell cigarettes and booze.   

According to The Washington Post, this was done “in an attempt to undermine Islam’s hold on local residents.”

The province of Xinjiang, which has a high Muslim population, has featured growing violence over the years.

As a result, China has banned government workers and children from attending mosques or observing Ramadan.

Communist Party official Adil Sulayman said “We have a campaign to weaken religion here, and this is part of that campaign.”

A noticed ordered all restaurants and supermarkets to sell five different brands of alcohol and cigarettes. In addition, they must display them prominently.

The notice added, “Anybody who neglects this notice and fails to act will see their shops sealed off, their businesses suspended, and legal action pursued against them.”

Sulayman said that there was no protests to the order and 60 shops complied.

However, in the neighboring Qinghai province, Muslims smashed windows of a supposedly halal store because pork sausages and ham were found were found in a delivery van.

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commented 2015-05-10 08:08:38 -0400
I think Justin likes the Chinese because Dictatorship gets it done.Does that make more sense now? Oh Canadistan.
commented 2015-05-08 08:06:02 -0400
Maybe I’m like Justin Trudeau, in that I admire the Chinese government in forcing their will on the Muslim population. I would though what Justin would say now about the Chinese?
commented 2015-05-08 07:47:35 -0400
I kind of think that this is just as wrong as forcing a business in Canada to provide services that are against their beliefs. Just because it is Muslims affected doesn’t make it right.
commented 2015-05-07 21:20:00 -0400
The Muslims won’t bitch too much considering they’re outnumbered by billions and quite quickly be executed for not obeying the state.
commented 2015-05-07 19:12:06 -0400
Good for you, China!

In Canada, our Charter provides freedom of religion — ALL RELIGIONS. This also means that one religion cannot, by law, persecute another. (In other words, “fair is fair”.) How would Islam react if the acts they perpetrate on us were visited on them? Why, they’d claim discrimination! But they can persecute anybody else, eh?

Wish our country had this kind of cojones and chutzpah…
commented 2015-05-07 18:59:22 -0400
Justin will have to “consult” his “experts” before he can have an opinion on this. Or at least the main "expert’, Gerald Butts.
commented 2015-05-07 18:41:22 -0400
Will Justin now refer to his “I admire China” comment and say to us “see, that’s exactly what I meant, now vote for me” and hope that there aren’t any Muslims listening to him?

Then, out of the other side of his mouth, address a gathering of Muslims somewhere and say “see, that’s what will happen to you if the evil conservatives hold on to power, now vote for me”.

I’m just curious Justin, what’s your position on this?
commented 2015-05-07 18:33:51 -0400
Best news I have herd about Islam, for a long time. Pity some of the western Countries can’t do the same. It would not be politically correct though and they must not upset their little Islamic friends.
commented 2015-05-07 17:49:59 -0400
Communism or Islam. Pick your poison. The Chinese, despite their dictatorship, were right to force this issue. At least they recognize the threat, unlike Justin and Tom who coddle the terrorists. Would that our western nations have this fortitude to address these thugs head on.
commented 2015-05-07 17:18:50 -0400
Good old China. Jolly old China. Islamic State isn’t targeting them.