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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thanks for the pics.

Uighurs of East Turkestan are western friendly, non-islamofascist fundamentalists.

35 posted on 09/30/2005 7:57:07 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: tallhappy
Uighurs of East Turkestan are western friendly, non-islamofascist fundamentalists.

Does that mean that they are not true followers of mohammed?

38 posted on 09/30/2005 8:22:07 AM PDT by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: tallhappy

>>Uighurs of East Turkestan are western friendly, non-islamofascist fundamentalists.

http://www.tkb.org/Group.jsp?groupID=3588

East Turkistan Liberation Organization
Mothertongue Name: Sharq azat Turkistan


Base of Operation: China; Kyrgyzstan

Founding Philosophy: The East Turkistan Liberation Organization (ETLO) is one of several ethnic Uyghur groups operating in central Asia and the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The Uyghurs, Muslims of Turkic descent, have had a tumultuous history with successive Chinese dynasties and governments. Although the Uyghurs have at times enjoyed autonomy and freedom of religion, their relationship to the current Communist regime in China has been rife with conflict. The ETLO is one of several factions of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), an umbrella organization dedicated to the foundation of an Islamic State in Xinjiang. Although East Turkistan technically refers to the Chinese province of Xinjiang, some believe that these Uyghur militants are seeking to create a state that includes parts of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Pakistan in addition to Xinjiang.

Although the East Turkestan Liberation Organization has been blamed for several small attacks in both China and Central Asia, their lone definitive attack was the assassination of the First Secretary of the Chinese Embassy and a companion, a Kyrgyzstan citizen, in Bishek, Kyrgyzstan. China has called for the East Turkestan Liberation Organization to be designated a terrorist organization by the United States and UN. As yet, only the ETIM has been recognized as such, and the ETLO is seen solely as a faction of that group.

Current Goals: The ETLO under the umbrella of ETIM has indirect links to al-Qaeda, Usama bin-Laden, and the Taliban. Al-Qaeda has provided both financial assistance and training to the ETIM, which in turn has supported their numerous factions, including the ETLO. Although the ETLO has only been responsible for one terrorist attack at present, it is probable that their members will mount more attacks in the future, either as the ETLO, or as members of the ETIM. The ETLO’s current goal continues to be the foundation of an Islamic state in Xinjiang province, an unlikely possibility given China’s dedication to crushing Uyghur militancy in all its forms.


52 posted on 10/02/2005 12:53:24 AM PDT by Lake
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