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These Islamic baby names have been banned in Muslim province of China

Chinese government in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang has banned parents from giving their children dozens of Islamic names, as part of an ongoing crackdown on alleged 'extremism' in the area.  According to Radio Free Asia, the official list of banned names had previously been circulated in Hotan, south Xinjiang, in 2015, but it seems to be rolled out in the entire region now. Published by the ruling Chinese Communist Party as 'Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities', the document's rules now appear to…