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China banned fasting

I am against banning and censorship.
But I supported burqa ban because burqas are dark prisons where women must not be placed for committing no crime. I oppose China when it violates human rights but I don’t oppose when China discourages Muslim children to have religious fasting. You should not think I am only against Islam, but not against other religions. I would be as happy as I am now if all other religious fasting get banned, I sincerely want inequalities, injustices, brutality and barbarism of all religions to be banned. Ramadan fasting is not barbaric or brutal. But it is definitely related to superstitions. I believe everybody has the right to be ignorant and superstitious. And I also believe in everybody’s right to mock ignorance and superstitions. Banning is not just mocking, it is much more than mocking. China seperated state from religion, China is now trying to seperate public schools and offices from religion. In a secular state religion should be private matter.

China wants to protect students’ wellbeing and prevent use of schools and government offices to promote religion. If teachers participate in religious activities, China believes, they will instill religious thoughts in students or coerce students into religious activities. It is better that teachers don’t participate in religious activities.

Ramadan is the month of fasting, and of jihad too. Muslim extremists in Xinjiang region use the month of ramadan to promote jihadi activities. They are terrorizing in Xinjiang. Not only that, there are some other things of Xinjiang Muslims that government doesn’t like! For example, Xinjiang Muslims demand for independence. This reminds government of Tibet.

China believes that students should not participate in religious activities; they should not study scripts or read poems at script and choir classes; they should not wear any religious emblems; and no parent or others should force students to have religious beliefs or partake in religious activities. China sounds intolerant. But we know that it is better to protect school students from being brainwashed with religion. China says fasting is detrimental to the physical wellbeing of young students. The most important statement that China government has made, is: religion and education should be kept separate and students should not be subject to religious influences.
This makes sense.

You can read the story if you want.

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Statements posted in the past several days on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organizations in the Xinjiang region said the ban was aimed at protecting students’ wellbeing and preventing use of schools and government offices to promote religion. Statements on the websites of local party organizations said members of the officially atheist ruling party also should avoid fasting.

“No teacher can participate in religious activities, instill religious thoughts in students or coerce students into religious activities,” said a statement on the website of the No. 3 Grade School in Ruoqiang County in Xinjiang.

Comments

  1. newenlightenment says

    China can and should oblige schools to provide food for pupils during daytime, but can they force children to eat? Also: ‘they should not study scripts or read poems at script and choir classes; they should not wear any religious emblems; and no parent or others should force students to have religious beliefs or partake in religious activities.‘ This isn’t secularism, this is censorship. Again, ‘faith-based’ (I.e. sectarian) education should not be tolerated, but pupils should be allowed to express their religious views on school premises, provided they are exposed to alternative points of view

    . ‘Xinjiang Muslims demand for independence. This reminds government of Tibet. ‘As they should. East Turkestan and Tibet are both occupied territories, subject to harsh repression, by a totalitarian and brutal dictatorship. The fact that many pro-independence groups in East Turkestan are Islamic Fundamentalist does not alter the basic right of the peoples of these territories to self-determination

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