Two Uygur women walk past paramilitary policemen standing guard outside the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

‘When are you going back to Arabia?’: How Chinese Muslims became the target of online hate

A lack of education over what the Communist Party refers to as ‘feudal superstitions’ is fuelling a rise in anti-Islam rhetoric, prompting fears that online tensions will spill over into real-world conflict

Topic |   Religion in China

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Two Uygur women walk past paramilitary policemen standing guard outside the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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