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We bring on Amal Chao, a member of Taipei’s Muslim community and an attendee of the Taipei Grand Mosque, to give her perspective on ongoing government efforts to make Taiwan a more accommodating place to practice Islam.

The Taipei Grand Mosque

The Taipei Grand Mosque

Recent news stories from local English language newspapers on national and local efforts to promote religious accomodation. Couple other things too.

Ko vows to make Taipei ‘Muslim-friendly’ city

Taiwan turns up charm to woo Muslim travellers

Taiwan working to woo Muslim visitors: bureau (same story, but provides more information)

UNIQLO Hijab: Giving Taiwan’s Muslims Choices in Mainstream Apparel

Also, here’s a link to an Al Jazeera article that goes into some depth about the history of Taiwan’s Muslim minority: Islam in Taiwan: Lost in tradition

About Taiwan Talk

Taiwan Talk is ICRT’s weekly interview segment bringing you conversations from and about Taiwan. It broadcasts every Monday during the 8am and 6pm newscasts.

Find past episodes here, or learn more about Taiwan Talk at the show page here.

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