The Uyghurs of East Turkestan

Uyghurs embraced Islam in 934 during the Karahanid Kingdom. Kashgar, the capital of the Kingdom, quickly became one of the major learning centers of Islam.

Today, the Uyghur Muslims have little desire to assimilate into Han society due to their strong attachment to Islam and their reluctance to do so is met with unprecedented levels of ethnic oppression.

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