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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

China Burning Bibles And Closing Churches In Communist Party Censorship Purge


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Video footage, captured in the Henan province of central China, shows crosses and bibles being thrown onto a large fire.

A Chinese pastor in the city of Nanyang confirmed there was a raid on September 5.

The crackdown on the Christian faith comes as part of a government initiative to "sinicize" religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist Party.

This way, President Xi Jinping could be able to remove the political threat of religion posed to the party's authority.

Around 1 million Muslims China's northwest have also been detained in camps where they are forced to denounce Islam and profess loyalty to the Communist Party.

The Chinese government denied setting up the camps for indoctrination but stressed the importance of tackling extremism.

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Bob Fu of China Air revealed: “The international community should be alarmed and outraged for this blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief."

According to Chinese laws, religious believers are currently allowed to worship only in government-sanctioned congregations.

But many millions of Christians belong to underground or house churches that ignore government regulations.

The campaign bears a chilling resemblance to the book-burning seen in Nazi Germany.


Hitler hoped to dechristianise Germany in the long term and achieved this by watching religious leaders closely.

They were often denounced, arrested and sent to concentration camps.

Catholic schools, press, trade unions, political parties and youth leagues were all eradicated.

Anti-Catholic propaganda and "morality" trials were staged in a bid to change the views of Christians.

Prominent Catholic leaders were murdered, and thousands of activists were arrested.

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