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Will China Have a Muslim Problem?

Will China Have a Muslim Problem? | Prejudice and Discrimination_(Lee Yi Qing) | Scoop.it

Walter Russell Mead picks up on a Financial Times story about increased Chinese oppression of the Muslims in far-western province of Xinjiang; (link behind FT’s paywall, sadly)

Last year, the authorities started forcing low-income families to agree to abandon some Muslim traditions in exchange for social security payments. Forms posted on the internet show that some women signed a pledge not to wear the veil and not to receive veil-wearing guests in their homes, in exchange for receiving low-income subsidies for their families.

One middle school in Aksu, a city on the northern rim of the Taklamakan desert which has seen deadly sectarian violence in recent years, said it would step up propaganda for national unity and against “ethnic splittism” and ensure that “no teachers or students attend any religious activities” during Ramadan.

The Muslims of Xingxang have been a target of oppression for decades, of course, and this is not much different from past years when Chinese teachers would force feed Muslim children candy during Ramadan, forcing them to break the holy period’s required task. However, as Mead notes, these policies are far more likely to backfire on Beijing than to create the forced “national unity” that they so obviously desire:

Banning fasting and other Islamic practices is not going to build much support for Beijing’s rule in this restive province, which as recently as July 2009 saw racial riots that claimed almost 200 lives.

The free exercise of religion is among the most fundamental of human rights. For its own sake, and in the interests of simple justice, China needs to find a way to reconcile the needs of its government with the rights of its people. Suppressing Islam is not the way.

Students of international relations can learn something else from this policy. China is deeply worried about large, resource rich and thinly populated Xinjang. It sees the spread of radical Islam as the most worrying feature of a difficult situation. This has implications for China-Pakistan relations. If China thought Pakistan could or would provide serious help at smashing the networks that support Islamist opposition, there would be more interest in Beijing in developing a deep strategic relationship with Islamabad.

But China seems to believe that Pakistan is either unwilling or unable to provide these guarantees, and it notes that Pakistani support for anti-American terrorists like the Haqqani network shows Islamabad to be an unreliable ally. A Taliban dominated Afghanistan would similarly be, from the Chinese (and Russian) point of view a petri dish in which dangerous movements would breed.


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In this article it is shown that in Beijing Muslims were abandoned in exchange for social security payments. It makes me think why anyone would treat people different just because they are in a different country ,why does it matter? They will sooner or later contribute towards your country,no reason to push them off the cliff or judge them ,or even treating them differently from the rest of the people that were originally raised in that country . I wonder why people tend to mistreat people through means of prejudice and discrmination ,it is stupid and immature to treat people like that . Humankind will only unite as one hand in hand with each other only when there's something that is a threat to our kind and it would cause us extinction,only then will people come together and help one another.

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DOSID's curator insight, December 29, 2012 11:09 AM

Chinas Western Achilles Heel ably supported by Chinas ally Pakistan. Chinas view on Pakistan seems to be a little short sighted. Considering Pakistan’s internal compunctions, which cannot just be wished away?

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Top 20 innovative cities in the world

Top 20 innovative cities in the world | Prejudice and Discrimination_(Lee Yi Qing) | Scoop.it
View Top 20 innovative cities in the world pictures on Yahoo! Singapore Finance. See Top 20 innovative cities in the world photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries. (RT @AMAnet: 20 most innovative cities in the world.

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder. 

See: From this article I can see that Singapore is part of the ranking list in one of the top 20 innovative cities .

Think : I think it is true that Singapore would fall under that catergory as we are considered one of the fast-growing country immediately after we gained independence in 1965. Our country has developed and have grown into a prosperous city within a short because of the effort and achievements made by our forefathers and we should cherish the fact that we are not out here on our own if it weren't for our ancestors. 

Wonder : I really wonder,will this prosperous nation as we call it last forever? Or will the downfall of Singapore happens because of how this batch of teenager act ? Laziness is one of properties that the teenagers of this time possess ,will a fast-moving country be affected by teenagers that are lazy of doing anything be it ,an errand or a project . I have witness many cases of how Singaporean teenager portrays themselves on the internet,and I do worry for the country's future if this problem persist. This prosperous nation will not last forever,but if there's a chance we can still take it and keep it running .

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How to make money doing what you love on the Internet

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From rags to riches, from trailer parks to white mailboxes, the climb is all part of the "American Dream." But this dream-- the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity ...

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder 

See: I can see that in this article it states how you can earn money on the internet by doing what you love e.g playing games ,starting a blogshop etc.
These are ways of earning money for people that don't find jobs in the outside world

Think : I think that it is a meaningful way to earn some quick cash on the internet for youths that are always staying home doing nothing,I mean like you can do what love and earn some money off the internet like getting a partnership on youtube and recording videos of doing what you love,it is indeed a meaningful way to spend your holiday.
 

Wonder: It makes me wonder if it does really mean that if you do what you like will mean that your viewers will also like what you do ? Sure they may be there on your video site if they liked it if not they wouldn't have searched it up on the internet in the first place but will it benefit youths or will this carve a bad concept to their life by making them think that money can be earned without having to put in any effort at all. 

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Florida moms say they were fired for being lesbians

Florida moms say they were fired for being lesbians | Prejudice and Discrimination_(Lee Yi Qing) | Scoop.it

St. Petersburg, FL - It may be legal in Florida to discriminate because of sexual orientation, but a pair of lesbian women in St. Pete are hoping their unexplained firings get the attention of federal investigators.

 

Life partners Melissa Dulude, 38, and Mandie Bryan, 31, filed EEOC complaints against Jacaranda Manor last week, alleging the Kenneth City nursing facility discriminated against them because of their sex and sex stereotypes, a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

 

The life partners say from their first day on the job this summer, managers at Jacaranda Manor made comments about their presumed relationship, even though they didn't disclose it. They were told they couldn't work on the same floor, and even though they had no interaction at work, the comments persisted during their two-month employment there.

 

Both Delude and Bryan maintain they never received any warnings or indications about any problems on-the-job, and their near-simultaneous firings instantly reeked of discrimination.

 

But because Florida law doesn't prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, the women fear their options for recourse may be limited. They say they plan to file a civil lawsuit against Jacaranda Manor at the very least...

 

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Nick Rabbitlistic's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. 

See: From this article I can see that a couple that are lesbians were fired because of their sexual orientation and it is a violation of the Civil Rights act as of 1964. 

Think: It makes me think why are people judged or discriminated because of their sexual orientation,afterall they are humans as well and they SHOULD be treated like one . Just because they enjoy a different type of sexual preferences other than heterosexual doesn't mean that they are different from us ,humans are known to be attracted to different types of things no matter if it's a female,male or an inanimate object. It is wrong to judge them for their sexual preferences . 

Wonder: It makes me wonder why humans tend to judge people based on what they do ,does it matter if you are homosexual,black,white,asian or if you have weird fetishes ? We are humans,we are never perfect in the first place. We made stupid decisions but when it comes to judging people. It is not right to do that ,cause none of us is perfect and if you were judge us knowing that you aren't perfect ,you are just being ignorant and stupid.

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3ders.org - Escher For Real: 3D printing real-life version of Escher's drawings | 3D Printing news

3ders.org - Escher For Real: 3D printing real-life version of Escher's drawings | 3D Printing news | Prejudice and Discrimination_(Lee Yi Qing) | Scoop.it
Escher's work uses polyhedra and geometric distortions and that makes his drawing so fascinating. Now one research group decided to make it possible to bring some of these impossible shapes to real life.
Nick Rabbitlistic's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder 

See: I can see that this article is on 3D-printing , a kind of printing system that enables computer generated models / scales to be printed out .

Think : It made me thought for a bit about how it is possible because just years ago we were only able to print out 2D images on a paper and with that achievement in mind,it was sort of a genius's work in order to make something like that ,to be able to print something from our computer straight to a fresh piece of A4 size paper ,it was a truly amazing work . But now we're able to make 3D printings,that is purely amazing

Wonder: I wonder how or who thought or even made this ,it seemed all impossible but now that this 3D printer thing has been created it would've seem like everything is possible as long as we put in our 100% into it and it would not be problem as long as you don't lose faith in what you are doing and is conscious of what you are doing.

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