China Bans Dozens of Muslims names, as Beijing Cracks Down on Religious Extremism

Chinese authorities have banned dozens of “extremist” Muslim baby names in Xinjian, a province in which a significant number of Uighur Muslims live, as part of a crackdown on what Beijing calls religious extremism. Names including Islam, Quran, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj and Medina are now banned under China’s “Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities”, reports Radio Free Asia.