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China Passes Law to Force Muslims to Leave Their Faith

The Chinese national flag flies outside a mosque in Urumqi, XinjiangThe plan was “not about changing the beliefs, habits or ideology of Islam but to make them compatible with socialist society”, Gao Zhanfu, vice-dean of the Beijing-based China Islamic Institute, told the newspaper. But the World Uyghur Congress, an exile organisation, said Beijing was using sinicisation to erase Islam from China. It added: “Practising Islam has been forbidden in parts of China, with individuals caught praying, fasting, growing a beard or wearing a hijab … facing the threat of arrest….more: independent

An exclusive poll for Sky News has found that 71% of Muslims in the UK say that the values of British society are compatible with those of Islam.

In an unprecedented venture, Sky News commissioned an opinion poll by Survation into what Muslims and non-Muslims think about a range of issues including radicalisation, security concerns, political uncertainty, a rise in hate crimes and growing prejudice.

We asked 1,000 Muslims and 1,000 non-Muslims to share their opinions and found that, whileTwo women spoken to by Sky News for the Survation poll into Muslim and non-Muslim attitudes most Muslims saw their religion as being in step with British values, 16% did not.

The results showed that younger Muslims were more likely to see their values aligned to those of Britain, with 73% of those aged 18 to 34 agreeing, compared to 71% of those aged over 55. Male Muslims were also more likely to agree – with 78% versus the female figure of 64%. …..mor news.sky