1/ If you truly care about #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang #China, you must first know who they are & where they came from. It's a piece of 2000 years of history so let's focus on the simple to understand facts. From Oxford, Origin of Uyghurs: https://oxfordre.com/asianhistory/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190277727.001.0001/acrefore-9780190277727-e-53
2/ More details into #Uyghurs #history. Historians have proven they came from the Huihe Empire which had deep ties with Han-Chinese since ancient times. They were never the original inhabitants of #Xinjiang, but modern day #Mongolia
3/ The Huihe Empire worked with Tang Dynasty to fight against the East Turkestan Empire many times. Eventually Huihe fell when Tang was weakened & the East Turkics persecuted the Huihe people & forced them to convert to Islam. This video has English subs:
4/ "So what are those #ConcentrationCamps I keep hearing about?" Because you watched a video online & heard a story from someone it must be true. Without contexts nor any evidence. Read this article on that: https://thegrayzone.com/2018/08/23/un-did-not-report-china-internment-camps-uighur-muslims/
No, the UN did not report China has 'massive internment camps' for Uighur Muslims | The Grayzone
Media outlets from Reuters to The Intercept falsely claimed the UN had condemned China for holding a million Uighurs in camps | By Ben Norton and Ajit Singhhttps://thegrayzone.com/2018/08/23/un-did-not-report-china-internment-camps-uighur-muslims/
5/ Here's what you're not being told about #Xinjiang & #Uyghurs https://worldaffairs.blog/2019/07/05/xinjiang-and-uyghurs-what-youre-not-being-told/
6/ So why the sudden interest in #Xinjiang & #Uyghurs? Most people parroting the same narrative haven't even heard of Xinjiang or Uyghurs prior to 2018. https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/why-the-sudden-interest-in-the-uighurs-of-chinas-xinjiang-region/
Why the sudden interest in the Uighurs of China’s Xinjiang region?
Until late 2017, the words Uighur and Xinjiang were virtual unknowns in Western media. Suddenly, though, the mainstream corporate media began to host a steady, and increasing, flow of articles and...https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/why-the-sudden-interest-in-the-uighurs-of-chinas-xinjiang-region/
7/ Here's the report from a #Houston #Texas based #Journalist on what he's seen in #Xinjiang.
8/ What about the Re-education Camps & Vocational Camps? It was part of #China's plan to combat #Terrorism, also another fact you're not being told:
9/ Who are the ETIM? East Turkestan Islamic Movement, was listed by UN as a #Terrorists Group in 2002. Evidence found suggests they're in deep ties with Al Qaeda. They've changed their names many times, currently based in Turkey.
10/ ETIM abducted children from #Xinjiang, radicalized & trained them to carry out #terrorist attacks against #China:
11/ ETIM occupied #Xinjiang once during #WW2 in 1930s. They were defeated & driven out again by #China in 1940s. The Turkics have been claiming it to be an illegal occupation by the #Chinese ever since.
12/ Here's what #China has been doing for the #Uyghurs & many minority groups in #Xinjiang, #Poverty stricken communities throughout the vast region had no means to acquire jobs to sustain their lives. Poverty Alleviation has been China's focus:
13/ More Poverty Alleviation helping the people locked in #Poverty to relocate:
14/ China has helped many #Uyghurs to learn a trade. People in remote areas are given fertile lands & taught how to farm:
15/ Here's one Vocational Training School where they learn fish farming. It's paid training with free lodging & food:
16/ This is the real #Xinjiang the Western media won't show you:
17/ The Capital of #Xinjiang Province, Urumqi:
18/ #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang can freely dance to their own music, sing in their own language without hindrance contrary to common misconception:
20/ The Holy Month of Ramadan in #Xinjiang:
21/ Uyghur who graduated from a Vocational Training School described how the radicalized indoctrination banned women from wearing makeups, dress how they like & forced their women to stay home. Men treated women as subjects:
23/ Uyghur wedding party: