- Jul 2009
For government to have aproach to religion such as Atheism implies there there are problems. I think State shouln’t support any aproach to religion. It would limit the freedom of religion.The CCP gives Uighurs - as long as they don't challenge CCP political control, of course - the right to practice their culture to an extent. The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region was created, in theory, to protect Uighur rights. In the XUAR Uighur is an official language along with Mandarin. Uighurs have easier access to government services, are exempted from the One Child Policy, etc.
The one big exception is religion. The PRC is officially atheist, and while the constitution guarantees freedom of religion in practice religion is highly regulated (this goes for Islam and also any other religions - Christianity, Buddhism, etc. Christianity and Islam seems to be the ones the Communists are most determined to control, due to their message and highly organized nature, which means that they are potential threats to the CCP's monopoly of power.) In the case of the Muslim Uighurs this means that mosque-going is discouraged, mosques and any other public religious activities have to be government approved, and of course any talk of Shariah is off the table.
People from all religion could have right to be organized including Muslims and Christians. If not It would open the way of radicalizations of Muslims and Christians.
Also I have no objection to record of religious activity as puplic service. Education of religious professionals, states buildings of Church, Mosque, Monastries..etc.
One more things to add people have right to organize to defend their right against to the state. If China is a democratic state yet her citizens have right to defend themshelf via Civil organizations clubs..etc against to the State.
Demand for seperations always imply limitation of democratic proplem.
Limitation of democratic rights result in racicalizations of people terrorism..etc. It doesn’t smoke without fire.
Discouraging any cultural rights means radicalizations. and answer of "why seperate"