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Chinese State Media Frets: ‘Religion Has Come Back in a Big Way’

A column in the Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times quotes political experts warning that “religious extremism” — defined as any religious observance from Islam to Christianity to the Falun Gong group — has become a dire threat to Chinese Communism, and regulation of the internet is key to stopping it.

Muslim pray before the Shaykhs tombs, relics from the 13th century, after Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The Eid al-Fitr celebrations mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China Touts Ramadan Events in Beijing After Muslim Crackdown in West

Chinese state propaganda outlets are making a valiant push to convince the world that Muslims in China enjoy religious freedom, touting Ramadan services in Beijing, while children and Communist Party officials are banned from the traditional fast in western Xinjiang province, home to the nation’s Muslim Uighur minority.

Chinese Muslims gather at the Nan Guan mosque for the Eid morning prayers during the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Yinchuan, northern China's Ningxia province on September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of …

China Pushes ‘Ethnic Unity’ in Restless Uighur Capital

China’s Communist government is attempting to pacify the restless Xinjiang region, home of the largely Muslim Uighur minority, with a “year of ethnic unity progress,” while also expressing outrage that a Uighur leader received a human-rights award in Washington this week.

CHINA, HOTAN : This photo taken on April 16, 2015 shows Uighur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities have restricted expressions of religion in Xinjiang in recent years such as wearing veils, fasting during Ramadan and young men growing beards, sparking widespread …

Malaysia Arrests Three Bangkok Bombing Suspects

Malaysian authorities on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects—two Malaysians and a Pakistani national—in connection with the August 17 terrorist bombing of the Erewan shrine in Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.

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Turkey Insists Bangkok Bombing Suspect Not a Turkish Citizen

On Saturday morning, Thai police raided an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok and arrested a man they regard as a prime suspect in the horrific bombing attack on the Erawan Shrine last week, in which 20 people were killed. Word soon spread that the suspect was a Turkish citizen.

AP Photo/Mark Baker