Islamic Movement's Relationship with Al-Qaeda, Taliban
46) "Advice to Our Muslim Brothers in East Turkistan
," Islom Awazi, August 2012; On August 24, 2014, Chinese authorities revealed that three of the "masterminds" of the Tiananmen Square attack had been executed as part of President Xi Jinping's strategy to create a "wall of bronze and iron" to fight against terrorism.
Through this outreach, the TIP introduced its Islamist struggle in East Turkistan
to the internationalist jihadist community and attempted to solicit funding and support from abroad.
As an ideological event, the Afghan conflict clearly had a powerful effect on those who now seek to create an Islamic state in East Turkistan
He apparently had some contact with people who may belong to ETIM (the East Turkistan
Aiming their work primarily at members of the US defense and intelligence communities interested in engaging China on counterterrorism issues, Reed (BAE Systems) and Raschke (Global Defense Technology and Systems) profile the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement, a small separatist group arising out of the Uyghur population of Xinjiang.
Later, it was briefly the Republic of East Turkistan
in 1933 and in 1944, and a Soviet satellite power from 1934 to 1941.
Uighurs are Muslims native to Xinjiang, which Islamists call East Turkistan
, and have cultural ties to Turkic peoples in Central Asia.
Beijing accuses the World Uighur Congress led by Kadeer of being a front for separatists pushing for an independent East Turkistan
The crowd gathered at Istanbul's Caglayan Square for a rally organized by Saadet (Felicity) Party to show solidarity with East Turkistan
and curse the atrocity against Uighur Turks.
If this is the case, we must assume that the arc of crisis that spans Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and East Turkistan
(Xingjian), has been extended north and west to include hitherto calm Turkmenistan.
Last week a senior military commander said radical Muslims who are fighting for what they call an independent East Turkistan
in Xinjiang posed the single greatest threat to the games.
The area of attack, in Xinjiang province, is the site of violent flare-ups, thought to be initiated by the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement, against Chinese rule.
Since 1949, China has occupied both Tibet and East Turkistan
, the homeland of the Uyghurs, which the Chinese call Xinjiang province.
It is well known that czarist Russia, starting in the 1850s, occupied the territory of Turkistan; as a result of the agreement between the Russians and the Chinese and a policy of colonization and occupation, West Turkistan became subject to Russia and East Turkistan
became subject to China.