Xinjiang Mosques Vanishing Under Communist Program of Tight Controls

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A Chinese prison facility is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly-Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, this picture taken June 2, 2019. About a-million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are thought to be held in internment camps in Xinjiang. (Getty Images photo)

The Daily Mail – Dozens of mosques in the Muslim-dominant region of Xinjiang in western China have been demolished or partially destroyed since 2017, satellite images revealed.

Worshippers are subject to extra security checks and monitored by high-tech surveillance cameras while Muslim students must scan their faces upon entering the razor-wired gates of their primary schools.

Muslim residents of heavily policed Xinjiang face increasing pressure from Beijing as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over religious activities. The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China’s restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall domed building have been erased.

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