It is not surprising. Ma (é©¬; pinyin: MÇŽ) is one of the most common Chinese family names. As of 2006, it ranks as the 14th most common Chinese surname in Mainland China and the most common surname within the Chinese Muslim community, specifically the Hui people, Dongxiang people, and Salar people. The manner in which the Chinese Govt is insulting and crushing the Muslims in China, that there will be a backlash is but natural. While the Hui people have been Sinicised, yet there appears to be a Born Again Islam seizing the Hui people, given the atrocities unleashed by the Han on minorities like the Muslims and Buddhists of Tibet. For many Muslims religion comes First before Nationality. Dangerous times for China unless the Han learn to behave and treat all as equal and allow religious freedom.