Uyghur Muslims are the Chinese Hui Muslim minority and they are protesting because China has decided to demolish a mosque without taking any official approval.
Weizhou Grand Mosque finished its construction in 2017, And the mosque administration came to know that China will be demolishing it this upcoming Friday.
China is facing a huge amount of criticism as the government wants to “Re-Educate” Uyghur Muslims. And demolishing this mosque is a part of their agency to oppress this Muslim minority.
"Chinese authorities are persecuting people for using Muslim greetings, possessing halal food, or for having long beards or headscarves." https://t.co/XdIfkVZjhx
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 12, 2018
A video shows Hui Muslims gathering at the Weizhou Grand Mosque to stop the Chinese government to stop the demolition of this Mosque. Protestors were holding Chinese flags, showing support to Communist Party and want the government to stop it.
A lot of Hui Muslims protest against demolishing Weizhou mosque in front of local government of Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
— 真回安然 ☪ (@ismaelan) August 7, 2018
It is holy Jummah today. Hui muslims tear off the seal of #china government and crowd into #Weizhou mosque for prayer. The protestors express they will protect this great masjid from government’s demolition throughout night.
May Allah bless all muslims.#反清真运动 pic.twitter.com/YtxiMNQOfv
— 真回安然 ☪ (@ismaelan) August 10, 2018
Ningxia is removing all the things they can to stop Islam to come to China.
— DOAM (@doamuslims) August 12, 2018
Chinese Communist Party Commission claims that the Weizhou Grand Mosque had been illegally built in the year 2016. They said the Mosque administration failed to give the relevant documents and is being built from foreign donations.
While the Mosque administration answered: “In the recent two years, no government authorities came up and asked us to stop building works”.
UN finds credible evidence China has forced up to 2 million Uyghur Muslims into atheist indoctrination camps.
Not one Muslim leader of a nation state has uttered a single word.
China's economic power works as hush money.
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) August 11, 2018
Furthermore, the Mosque administration said that the government stayed silent, and we built this mosque legally, and the Chinese government is doing it on purpose to oppress Muslims in China.
Reuters claimed that the Chinese government extended the time to demolish the Weizhou Grand Mosque not this friday but after few days, but they have clearly not backed down from the idea of demolishing Weizhou Grand Mosque.
So for few days, about 1 million Uyghur Muslims are protesting in front of Weizhou Grand Mosque, trying their best to stop the Chinese government to opress Islam by demolishing Weizhou Grand Mosque, the situation is getting very critical in that Chinese region.