Political Risk

State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China

“The state-approved leader of China’s largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. An official in the religious affairs bureau of the Xinjiang region said Jume Tahir was killed Wednesday morning, but didn’t know who killed the imam or how. Mr. Tahir was the leader of Kashgar’s ancient and symbolic Id Kah Mosque.”

Source: State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China – WSJ

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