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  • 73 militants killed in air strikes, clash (Pakistan)

    05/22/2014 4:13:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    DAWN ^ | May 22, 2014 | Pazir Gul
    MIRAMSHAH: At least 73 suspected local and foreign militants were killed in a series of pre-dawn air strikes on hideouts and bases in North Waziristan and in a later clash following an attack on security personnel. An army major and three other security personnel died in the clash. The targets of the air strikes were strongholds of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (Etim) — a militant outfit comprising largely Turkic-speaking militants from Uzbekistan and Uighurs from China’s north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang, a security official said. China has blamed Etim, which also uses the name of Turkistan Islamic Party, for...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • RedChina: Insurgency in Xinjiang Complicates Chinese-Pakistani Relations

    04/22/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    China typically exercises caution when making public statements about terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. When China blames attacks on Pakistan-based terrorist organizations, such as the possibly defunct East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), it risks adding tensions to the Sino-Pakistani “all-weather” friendship. [1] However, when China blames attacks on local Uyghurs it is tantamount to an admission that its policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have not created a “harmonious society.” Zhou Yongkang (left), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with a local Uygur farmer...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • Uighur terrorist leader threatens attacks against Chinese interests across the globe

    08/03/2009 12:47:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,293+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | August 2, 2009 12:22 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The leader of the al Qaeda-linked Chinese terror group has threatened to attack Chinese interests around the world to avenge the death of Uighurs in the eastern province of Xianjiang. Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party, threatened to attack Chinese embassies worldwide as well as targets within the country. Haq made his threats on a video that was released on an Islamist Internet site." SNIPPET: "Haq, who is also known as Maimaitiming Maimaiti, became the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in late 2003 after Hassan Mahsum, the group’s previous leader, was...
  • Al Qaeda-linked Chinese terrorist leader reported killed in US strike in Pakistan

    03/01/2010 1:20:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 467+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | 3/1/10 | Bill Roggio
    The leader of a Chinese terrorist group who serves on al Qaeda's top council may have been killed in an airstrike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The report is not confirmed. Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party, is reported to have been killed by the US in the Feb. 15 airstrike. The US strike targeted a vehicle and a safe house operated by Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Baradar in the town of Tabi Ghundi Kala; four terrorists were reported killed in the attack. Pakistani intelligence officials and Taliban sources claimed that...
  • Exclusive: GITMO Uyghurs Are Jihadis

    05/26/2009 4:14:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies · 769+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 5/26/2009 | Clare M. Lopez
    With all the recent attention focused on where and how to release Guantanamo Bay detainees, the case of 17 imprisoned Uyghurs has grabbed headlines again. Massachusetts Democratic Congressmen Jim McGovern and Bill Delahunt think that at least some of these Uyghurs should be resettled right here in the United States (U.S.), maybe even in the Virginia suburbs. Speaking in late May 2009 at a world assembly of Uyghurs at the U.S. Capitol, Delahunt offered some reassuring words: “The Uyghur people are not enemies of America. In fact, I know you admire our fundamental ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit...
  • Senator Reid's Gitmo truth: 'You can't put them in prison unless you release them'

    05/20/2009 1:56:05 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 7 replies · 977+ views ^ | May 20, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) finally told the truth about President Barack Obama's plan to bring Guantanamo detainees into the United States. The New York Times (and others) has Senator Reid on the record: Mr. Reid in his comments, however, was unequivocal in insisting that the terror suspects never reach American shores. “You can’t put them in prison unless you release them,” he said. “We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States.” Setting aside the 17 Uighurs at Gitmo, think about what Senator Reid just said. Attorney General Holder has stated many of the 240...
  • America, meet your new neighbors: the Uighurs

    05/15/2009 9:52:24 AM PDT · by freespirited · 44 replies · 2,159+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | 05/14/09 | Newt Gingrich
    ...America, meet the Uighurs. Seventeen of the 241 terrorist detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay are Chinese Muslims known as Uighurs. They have been allied with and trained by al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist groups. The goal of the Uighurs is to establish a separate sharia state. As part of its ongoing effort to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has had to figure out what to do with the Uighurs. Officials believe that if they’re sent back to China they will be persecuted, and no third country will take them. So the Obama administration has decided to set the Uighurs loose...
  • Obama and the 9/11 Families; The president isn’t sincere about ’swift and certain’ justice

    05/08/2009 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 3,227+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2009 | Debra Burlingame
    News reports described the meeting as a touching and powerful coming together of the president and these long-suffering families. Mr. Obama had won over even those who opposed his decision to close Gitmo by assuaging their fears that the review of some 245 current detainees would result in dangerous jihadists being set free. “I did not vote for the man, but the way he talks to you, you can’t help but believe in him,” said John Clodfelter to the New York Times. His son, Kenneth, was killed in the Cole bombing. “[Mr. Obama] left me with a very positive feeling...
  • AG Holder dodges and double-talks Republican Senators’ questions about Uighur terrorists

    05/07/2009 6:27:26 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies · 835+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate today: Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., pressed Holder to say whether he believed he had the authority to release someone with terrorist training into the United States. The attorney general did not directly answer Shelby's question, but said the government doesn't have any plans to release terrorists. "With regard to those who you would describe as terrorists, we would not bring them into this country and release them, anyone we would consider to be a terrorist," Holder said. [emphasis added mine] What does the law say? It says those who trained as terrorists...
  • BREAKING: White House Overrides FBI and DHS on Gitmo Release

    04/30/2009 10:32:10 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 307 replies · 17,497+ views
    Moving quickly to release Chinese Uighur terrorists into the United States, Obama administration officials have -- for the second time -- overridden objections of federal agencies responsible for national security. The first time -- as I reported on April 20 -- the White House overrode the inter-agency panel it created from all the national security agencies to review all the cases of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. That panel found that the seventeen Uighurs -- members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement captured at an al-Queda training camp in Pakistan -- were too dangerous to release in the United States.
  • Treasury Targets Leader of Group Tied to Al Qaida

    04/21/2009 12:26:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 570+ views
    April 20, 2009 TG-92 "Treasury Targets Leader of Group Tied to Al Qaida" SNIPPET: "Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today targeted al Qaida's support network by designating Abdul Haq, the overall leader and commander of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), a terrorist organization designated under E.O. 13224 for its support to al Qaida. E.O. 13224 targets terrorists and those providing financial, technological, or material support to terrorists or acts of terrorism by freezing the assets of designated persons and prohibiting transactions with them. This Treasury action follows a decision by the United Nations Security Council's...
  • Obama indefinitely detains Geithner; tax cheats, not al Qaeda, the ‘truly dangerous individuals’

    03/22/2009 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 3 replies · 623+ views ^ | March 22, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    The WOT has been replaced by the WOTC, the War on Tax Cheats. On '60 Minutes' tonight, President Barack Obama will announce that he is planning to indefinitely detain American Timothy Geithner, on U.S. soil, presumably without trial: Were Geithner to tender his resignation, Obama says he would tell him: "Sorry, buddy, you've still got the job." President Obama released dirty bomber Binyam Mohammed to return back to England. AG Eric Holder says "maybe" Obama will release 17 Uighurs into the United States even though all of them associated with the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, were trained in terrorism by...
  • Uighurs, and Maybe Other Gitmo Jihadists, to be Released into the U.S.?

    03/20/2009 8:21:58 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 902+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | March 20, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Militants who have had terrorist training or are affiliated with terrorist organizations are supposed to be excluded from entering our country — even when we are not in a state of war against them — under U.S. statutory law. As NR's editors observed in October: In the 2005 REAL ID Act, Congress explicitly provided for the exclusion from the U.S. of any alien who has received terrorist training or has belonged to an organization that promotes terrorism — against anyone. The Uighurs are ineligible on both grounds: Even if one accepts, for argument’s sake, the contention that their dispute is...
  • Uighurs’ lawyers to ask President Obama to disobey the law

    02/26/2009 2:25:31 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 867+ views ^ | February 26, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    While Presidents have the power to pardon, an Executive Order does not rise above existing federal statute or erase the records that show at least twenty (and perhaps all) of the original twenty-two Uighurs are inadmissible into the United States. As I recently pointed out, Section 103 of the Real ID Act of 2005 states that "any alien" who "has engaged in a terrorist activity" or "is a member of a terrorist organization" may not be admitted into the United States. In addition, last August the Long War Journal reported the results of its review of the twenty-two Uighurs originally...
  • Al Qaeda's China Affiliate Releases First Magazine

    02/21/2009 5:47:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,575+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | February 21, 2009 | n/a "Al Qaeda's China Affiliate Releases First Magazine" (Bonus: e-mail an al Qaeda terrorist) (Added February 21, 2009) SNIPPET: "The Islamic Party of Turkistan has released its first internet publication through al Qaeda's al Fajr media center. The group is al Qaeda's affiliate which is active in western China, especially Xinxiang, but is also known to hit targets in the Han populated East. The group was active in Afghanistan prior to the US invasion. 12 of the group's members were held in Guantanamo at one time or another."
  • [China] Report: Cafe bomber confesses to bus bombing

    12/26/2008 1:43:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Go Kunming ^ | 12/15/08
    Report: Cafe bomber confesses to bus bombing Yesterday ~ Chris ~ Link ~ Comments (13) According to Chinese media reports, Kunming police have stated that the man involved in yesterday's bombing at Salvador's Coffee House confessed to involvement in the unsolved July bus bombings shortly before dying. Kunming police told the Yunnan Info Daily that yesterday's blast was not due to a natural gas canister explosion - as had been reported earlier by some Chinese media - but rather ammonium nitrate, the same compound which was reportedly used in the bus bombings this summer. Police said the ammonium nitrate had...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Uighur group claims China bus attacks, threatens Olympics(Turkestan Islamic Party)

    07/26/2008 9:06:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 275+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/08
    Uighur group claims China bus attacks, threatens Olympics Sat Jul 26, 3:14 AM ET A Uighur separatist group has taken credit for a deadly bus bombing in Shanghai in May and warned of new attacks in China during the Olympics, a group monitoring threats by extremists on the Internet said. In a video statement, Commander Seyfullah of the Turkestan Islamic Party claimed credit for several attacks, including the May 5 Shanghai bus bombing which killed three; another Shanghai attack; an attack on police in Wenzhou on July 17 using an explosive-laden tractor; a bombing of a Guangzhou plastic factory on...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • China: Plot on Olympic athletes foiled

    04/10/2008 4:08:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 130+ views
    AP ^ | 04/10/08
    China: Plot on Olympic athletes foiled 1 hour, 22 minutes ago China said Thursday it had uncovered a criminal ring planning to kidnap athletes and others at the Beijing Olympic Games. Thirty-five members of a ring based in the restive western Xinjiang region were arrested, Ministry of Public Security Spokesman Wu Heping told a news conference. "We face a real terrorist threat," Wu said. The arrests took place between March 26 and April 6, he said. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror hijackings, China has tried to portray the simmering separatist rebellion in Xinjiang as being fueled by terrorist organizations...
  • China Out Of Iraq!

    03/09/2008 1:41:55 PM PDT · by jdm · 5 replies · 528+ views
    Ace Of Spades ^ | March 09, 2008 | Staff
    Having troops in Iraq or being strong supporters of Israel are the only reasons Islamic terrorists attack people, right? So, how exactly do Democrats and other assorted morons explain this? Wang Lequan, the top Communist Party official in the far western region of Xinjiang, said materials seized in a Jan. 27 raid in the regional capital, Urumqi, suggested the plotters' planned "specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics." …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...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • China: An attack on the Olympics foiled earlier this year

    03/09/2008 4:02:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 415+ views
    AFP via translation | March 9, 2008
    via translation - ALERT - China: An attack on the Olympics foiled earlier this year BEIJING - suspected separatists killed earlier this year in Xinjiang, Muslim region of northwestern China, were preparing an attack on the next Olympics in Beijing, said a senior Chinese Sunday quoted by the official media.
  • China says terror raid finds ties abroad (Uighurs and the ETIM, East Turkestan Islamic Movement)

    01/09/2007 8:57:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 505+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Alexa Olesen - ap
    BEIJING - Police found links to international terrorist groups during a raid on an alleged terror camp in China's restive western Muslim region last week, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Police said they raided a training camp run by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, in the mountainous Xinjiang region on Friday, killing 18 suspects and arresting 17 others. "There is a large amount of evidence that shows, including evidence we got from this raid, that the ETIM is associated with international terrorist forces," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao. He also said that the group "planned, organized and...
  • Chinese police raid alleged terror camp (ETIM - East Turkestan Islamic Movement)

    01/08/2007 11:39:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 933+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/07 | Alexa Olesen - ap
    BEIJING - Chinese police raided an alleged terrorist camp in a western mountain region near the border with Pakistan, killing 18 suspects and arresting 17, a police official said Monday. Song Hongli, director of the general office of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, said the raid occurred Friday at a training camp run by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM. One police officer was killed and another was injured in the shoot-out, Song said. Police are searching for suspects who are believed to have escaped during the raid, Song said, but did not say how many. Police found 22...
  • Chinese militant killed in US raid

    12/23/2003 3:07:17 PM PST · by Ranger · 19 replies · 372+ views
    Financial times ^ | December 23 2003 | Mure Dickie
    China's most-wanted terrorist suspect has been killed in a joint US and Pakistani military operation, according to Chinese state media. The death of Hasan Mahsum, a leader of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from China's mainly Muslim north-western region of Xinjiang, could not immediately be confirmed and the state media reports were removed from newspaper websites yesterday.However, if true, Mr Mahsum's demise would offer a big boost to Beijing's efforts to link its crackdown on pro-independence activity in Xinjiang to the wider US-led "war on terror".Earlier this month, China had put Mr Mahsum's name at the head of its...
  • China's top terrorist shot dead

    12/23/2003 9:10:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 243+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 23 2003 | AFP
    A Muslim man recently identified by China as its top "terrorist" has been shot and killed in an anti-terrorism operation in Pakistan by US and Pakistani forces, official media said. Hasan Mahsum, a former resident of north-western China's Xinjiang region, was killed recently, the Beijing News said, providing no details of the exact time and location of the incident. China last week placed Hasan Mahsum on the top of its first ever list of 11 ethnic Uighur Muslim separatists from the Xinjiang region who it branded as "terrorists". It identified Mahsum, 39, as a leader of the East Turkistan Islamic...
  • China's Changing Views of Terrorism

    12/22/2003 3:38:28 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 238+ views
    The BBC ^ | December 15, 2003 | Tim Luard
    China is stepping up its efforts to convince the outside world that there is a direct link between the US-led war on terror and its own fight against Muslim separatists. But many remain unconvinced by Beijing's latest claims against those accused of carrying out a series of bombings and assassinations in its biggest and most politically restive region. In the past, China revealed as little as possible about the sensitive issue of separatist violence in the huge and remote western region of Xinjiang. Apart from anything else, it was highly embarrassed by the claims of local Muslim Uighurs that they...