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Islamophobia in China

Islamophobia in China refers to the set of discourses, behaviours and structures which express feelings of anxiety, fear, hostility and rejection towards Islam and/or Muslims in China.[1][2] Islamophobia can manifest itself through discrimination in the workforce, negative coverage in the media, and violence against Muslims.

In recent years, Islamophobia has been rising in China, especially in Xinjiang but also in areas populated by Hui people.[3][4][5][6] Anti-Muslim sentiment has also been spurred by media segments aired in China, which often portray Muslims as dangerous and prone to terrorism, or as recipients of disproportionate aid from the government.[7]

Online Islamophobia

Online Islamophobia has become widespread in China,[8] especially in platforms like WeChat and Sina Weibo.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Richardson, Robin (2012), Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism – or what? – concepts and terms revisited (PDF), p. 7, archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-25, retrieved 10 December 2016
  2. ^ Hogan, Linda; Lehrke, Dylan (2009). Religion and politics of Peace and Conflict. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 205. ISBN 9781556350672.
  3. ^ "Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China". AP NEWS. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  4. ^ "Islamophobia in China". ChinaFile. 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  5. ^ "China's repression of Islam is spreading beyond Xinjiang". The Economist. 2019-09-26. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  6. ^ Ramzy, Austin; Buckley, Chris (2019-11-16). "'Absolutely No Mercy': Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  7. ^ Luqiu, Rose; Yang, Fan. "Analysis | Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in China. We found that the Internet fuels — and fights — this". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  8. ^ "Chinese man jailed for Koran burning as Islamaphobia spreads online". South China Morning Post. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  9. ^ "After New Zealand massacre, Islamophobia spreads on Chinese social media". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2019-10-19.