Clearly this is just another example of Chinese authorities persecuting Muslims, right? I mean, a Muslim bookstore owner involved with jihad terrorism? Inconceivable! After all, if he read any of the books he stocked, he would know that it’s a religion of peace, right?
“Beijing shuts down popular Islamic bookstore ahead of Party Congress as its Muslim owner is arrested under suspicion of ‘terrorism’, media report,” by Claire Heffron, Mailonline, October 13, 2017 (thanks to Lookmann):
Authorities in Beijing have allegedly shut down a well-known Islamic bookstore and publishing house.
The closure comes at a time of new security regulations linked to the 19th Party Congress which is set to begin on October 18.
The bookstore’s Muslim owner Ma Yinglong, from the northwestern region of Xinjiang, is reportedly on ‘terrorism’ charges and has been detained by police.
According to Radio Free Asia, an employee at the Qingzhen Bookstore in Beijing confirmed the move earlier this week.
U.S.-based rights activist Suleiman Gu told the Mailonline the bookstore’s website is not processing new orders because the shop had been closed and the manager had been detained.
According to Gu, one of the owner’s friends told him that he was taken away by policemen from Xinjiang on October 6.
The Beijing based academic bookshop publishes books about Islam and related topics, which it sells on its IslamBook.net website….