Introducing Islam in China Site
I created the Islam in China in October 2007. More than a year and one hundred thousand hits later I have realized that it would be a good idea to have a website devoted to this subject where some of the themes explored in the blog can be dealt with in more detail. With this particular aspect in mind I have launched this website which can also be thought of as an extension to the blog. The subject of Islam in China is an oft neglected one. In the West most people conceive of Muslims as being Arabs despite the fact that majority of the Arabs in America are Christians. Outside of China there are also many misconceptions that Muslims have about Muslims in China. Many Muslims are even surprised to learn that there are more Muslims in China than there are in Saudi Arabia. In China there a general misconception with respect to Islam being an ethnic religion which may come as a surprise to many Muslims in other countries. In China Islam is generally associated with the Hui ethnic group and sometimes with the Uiygars. With these particular goals in mind I welcome you to the new website.