Gallery: Blocked on Weibo
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 >>(Islam / Yīsīlán) is the monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur’an. Adherents live in every region in China. The highest concentrations are found in the northwest provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, and Ningxia.
Why it is blocked: Although the state government is by all appearances atheist, the Chinese constitution supports “freedom of religious belief” and officially sanctions five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism. Of these, Islam is the only one that is blocked on Weibo, likely due to tension in regions such as Xinjiang, where Uyghur Muslims represent roughly half the population and have pressed for greater autonomy from the central government and protested against discrimination, even going as far as rioting.
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