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When is it OK to shut down a place of worship?

17 July 2008 38 views 5 Comments

Apparently, when it becomes a training ground for Jihad.

Chinese authorities have…closed down 41 “illegal” places of worship (in the Muslim dominated Xinjiang province).

These places of worship were used as training ground for conducting a “holy war”, Chen Zhuangwei Chen, the police chief of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang province, said.� Xinjiang, which borders central Asia and Pakistan, has been the scene of a pro-independence movement by a section of the eight million Uighurs living there for a long time.� [ link ]

What about these Madarsas�though? and what about the Deobandi madarsas where the Taleban were trained?���

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  • 1. Ramesh said:

    When is it okay? Well, either you must be a muslim or an iron handed commie….

  • 2. v.c.krishnan said:

    Dear Sir,
    If a place of worship is a den of criminal or anti country activity, it loses it right of existence and the laws of the land have to prevail.
    In the US federal laws prevail and in a large number of cases Christian denominated dens of problems have been destroyed and families and children relocated.
    When it comes to the point of security of a nation there is no religion. In this case it is no Madrasa it is a criminal den howsoever you may view it.
    The chinese have not destroyed a MADRASA, but only a CRIMINAL DEN. Let us not give a religious flavour to a Criminal Act.

  • 3. Ramesh said:


    May I ask you, where is Islamic terrorism more visible? In Chine or India? Obviously India. Yet, in India we are yet to find a MADRASA with is a CRIMINAL DEN!

  • 4. Raj said:

    I agree.
    Anytime a place of worship becomes a criminal breeding ground, it is not safe anymore for the country.
    Unfortunately the Chinese may extend this line of reasoning to Tibetan temples.
    Great website. I’ve added you to my RSS blog. Keep writing!

  • 5. B Shantanu (author) said:

    Placing this link here for the record: Massacre in Pakistan’s Karakoram signals eastern storms over China by Praveen Swami Jul 1, 2013

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