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Apple takes down popular Quran apps in China

China recently ordered Apple to take down Quran Majeed, a popular Quran app


IT News Nigeria:

But China has said it removed the APP for hosting illegal religious texts even though Chinese Communist Party officially recognises Islam as a religion in the country. The App is used by about one million users in China.

Used by millions of Muslims, Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store – and has nearly 150,000 reviews. It is

BBC reports that the deletion of the app was first noticed by Apple Censorship – a website that monitors apps on Apple’s App Store globally.

PDMS, Quran Majeed creator, is quoted as saying in a statement  that: “According to Apple, our app Quran Majeed has been removed from the China App store because it includes content that requires additional documentation from Chinese authorities”.

“We are trying to get in touch with the Cyberspace Administration of China and relevant Chinese authorities to get this issue resolved”.

Apple added: “We’re required to comply with local laws, and at times there are complex issues about which we may disagree with governments.”

Quran Majeed says it is “trusted by over 35 million Muslims globally”.

China is one of Apple’s biggest markets, and the company’s supply chain is heavily reliant on Chinese manufacturing.

See also: US lost AI battle and new technologies to China: Here is how

Chinese government has said some topics are off limits when it comes to public debate. These include: Tiananmen Square, the Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong, the Dalai Lama, and independence for Tibet and Taiwan.

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