East Turkestan Islamic Movement


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Noun1.East Turkestan Islamic Movement - a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Sinkiang, Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region - an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
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The group that stood behind the scenes inciting it was the East Turkestan Islamic Movement,"
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement is a militant Islamic separatist group founded by Uyghurs that seeks to establish an independent state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.
The Uighurs' primary political movement in exile, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, has been labeled a terrorist organization not only by China but by the United States and the U.
Chinese state media has said Monday's attack on a border police station in the city of Kashgarwas "likely" carried out by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.
Mr Wang said the group had been trained by and was following the orders of a Uighur separatist group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan called the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM.
Armitage thrilled Beijing by announcing that Washington had placed one obscure Uighur separatist group, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, on America's official list of terrorist organizations.
But its chief focus in the "war on terror" is the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), composed of independence-minded Muslim Uighurs in northwest China.
Rashad said the PakistanChina friendship is a cornerstone of his country's foreign policy, vowing to back China's efforts to combat militants such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which is blamed for various terrorist attacks in China's restive Xinjiang province.
Beijing regularly accuses what it says are exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) as being behind terrorism.
Since Pakistan joined the War on Terror, it has lost more than 40,000 innocent people and 5000 army personnel in attacks by terrorists and militants belonging to different militant organizations such as Taliban (TTP), Al Qaeda, East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETM) and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
It blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, an Islamic group said to be fighting for independence in Xinjiang province.
China's top domestic security official, Meng Jianzhu, blamed the terrorist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) organization for inciting the attack.

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