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China’s Treatment of Muslims a Defining Moment for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Expand A child rests near the entrance to a mosque, where a banner reads "Love the party, Love the country" in the old city district of Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region, November 4, 2017.  © 2017 AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Imagine a country where practicing Islam is treated as a crime. Where using the everyday greeting of “As-salaam alaikum” is punished. A place so repressive that even listening to a religious sermon at a mosque or reciting a funeral prayer from the Quran in your home can land you in jail.  A place where crescents are removed from burial sites, Qurans and prayer mats are…

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