Islam In The World/China

Following reports of ill-treatment of a Uighur migrant worker in Guangdong province, Uighurs in Xinjiang started a riot in the provincial capital, Urumqi. Before police managed to quell the ethnic inspired unrest, nearly 200 people had been killed[1] — mostly Han Chinese[2]

The Chinese government came down hard against the Muslim Uighurs in the name of anti-separatism and counter-terrorism[3]


  1. Death sentences for Xinjiang riot
  2. Most Xinjiang dead Han Chinese
  3. China: Religious Repression of Uighur Muslims April 2005 Human Rights Watch