PDA

View Full Version : Why "Muslim Uyghurs" instead of just "Uyghurs"?



Unregistered
20-12-09, 07:31
Many articles and papers are entitled as "Muslim Uyghurs..." regardless of their belief in the religion. Of course, Islam is part of the Uyghur identity but this should not be prioritised when the West is becming Islamophobia (prejudice or against Islam or Muslims).

Any idea on this?

Unregistered
20-12-09, 11:10
this is agood topic, l am also wondering why the media always put it with muslim uyghurs

of course uyghurs are muslims , but why they dont just refer as uyghurs ?

Unregistered
20-12-09, 11:16
putting 'Muslim' before the 'Uyghurs' making the Uyghurs disadvantaged.

Unregistered
20-12-09, 12:07
Many articles and papers are entitled as "Muslim Uyghurs..." regardless of their belief in the religion. Of course, Islam is part of the Uyghur identity but this should not be prioritised when the West is becming Islamophobia (prejudice or against Islam or Muslims).

Any idea on this?

Yes, it is just UYGHUR, not muslim uyghurs !, not moslim chinese !, not Uyghur Turk !

Unregistered
20-12-09, 12:37
show be addressed as Uyghur , ofcourse uyghurs mostly are muslim, but name of our nations is Uyghur. that is all

Unregistered
20-12-09, 13:19
Many articles and papers are entitled as "Muslim Uyghurs..." regardless of their belief in the religion. Of course, Islam is part of the Uyghur identity but this should not be prioritised when the West is becming Islamophobia (prejudice or against Islam or Muslims).

Any idea on this?

good for you ,some one start thinking .

Unregistered
20-12-09, 17:31
the uyghur cause is to achieve independence from the chinese. as such it is more an ethnic struggle with the chinese rather than a religious one. putting 'muslim' before 'uyghurs' makes uyghurs in an unfavourable situation when the fighting has little to with the religion. press shouldn't abuse that title, 'muslim uyghurs' any more! it should be just 'uyghurs' and nothing more.