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China obscures the Quran app on Apple

According to an article published by the BBC yesterday, the Quran Majeed App has been removed from the Apple App store in China. The reason the application was canceled is because it contained " illegal religious texts ". This suggests that the Koran is an illegal text in China. The Chinese government did not respond to the BBC's request for comment.

The Apple Censorship website, which globally monitors Apple Store Apps, noted that this is the first time this type of application has been phased out by Apple.

PDMS, the manufacturer of the app, said: "According to Apple, our Quran Majeed app has been removed from the Apple App Store used in China, as the country's authorities are now requesting additional documentary information on the software." "We are trying to get in touch with the Office of the China Cyber ​​Security and Informatization Commission and the relevant departments to resolve this problem."

The company claims its app has one million users in China alone, 35 million worldwide, and in fact there are about 150,000 reviews online.

The Communist Party of China officially recognizes Islam as the country's religion. However, China has been accused of violating the human rights of many Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and has even been accused of genocide of the race. Hence, even if recognized, Islam exposes it to attacks by government authorities.

Apple declined to comment on the matter, but defended the company's human rights policy to the BBC and stressed: "We must respect local laws and, at times, we may have disagreements with the government on some complex issues." A big problem, when local governments repress even religious freedoms. In these cases, Apple is on the side not of the oppressed, but of the oppressors….

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This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/la-cina-oscura-lapp-per-il-corano-su-apple/ on Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:00:39 +0000.