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 Chinese Embassy made the request in a letter written to the Interior Ministry on October 19, saying a member of the banned terrorist group East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) has sneaked into Pakistan to assassinate its ambassador.
Whatever is the case Nawaz Sharif has assured Xi that Pakistan would "resolutely fight the East Turkestan Islamic Movement terrorist force".
Of particular concern to the CCP are the East Turkestan Liberation Organization (ETLO) and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).
Beijing regularly accuses what it says are exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the Turkestan Islamic Party as being behind attacks.
Till writing of these reflections operation Zarb-i-Azb is on full swing in North Waziristan aiming to root out all the foreign or local terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Al-Qaeda East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Afghan militant factions such as the Haqqani network.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Aviation Police Bureau said they got a tip last week from a person who claims to be part of a French counterterrorism group that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement had planned to attack the Beijing airport like the one that happened at the Kunming Railway Station earlier in March.
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement - which claimed responsibility for the Tiananmen incident - is a major separatist force, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The majority of Xinjiang's population is made up of the region's native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group and the province has been the site of a long-running insurgency against Chinese rule led by the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).
China's top security official said a separatist group known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was a behind-the-scenes supporter of the attack.
Meng Jianzhu, a member of the 25-member Politburo responsible for domestic security, said the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was behind the attack.
BEIJING, (SANA)- The Chinese Global Times newspaper stressed that gunmen from East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which operates in Xinjiang region to the west of China, are fighting along with the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
Other examples of social hostilities given in the report were the August 2008 terrorist attack in Xinjiang province, attributed by the authorities in Beijing to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, and riots in overwhelmingly Buddhist Tibet in 2008, which pitted ethnic Tibetans against Han Chinese.

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