Uighur leader killed in Pakistan

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  1. bhramos

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    Uighur leader killed in Pakistan

    BEIJING: Pakistan and China have "broken the back" of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which China accuses of orchestrating attacks in its restive Xinjiang region, Pakistan's Interior Minister said in Beijing on Friday.

    An alleged leader of the group, about which little is known, has been killed, Rehman Malik said at the end of a visit to discuss security cooperation between the two countries.

    China has granted long-standing ally Pakistan a $180 million loan to purchase police equipment, including armoured personnel carriers and bullet-proof jackets, Malik told reporters.

    "I am happy to inform you that their back is broken, it's weakened," Malik said, referring to ETIM.

    "We treat ETIM not only as an enemy of China but also as an enemy of Pakistan ... Now the other so-called gang leader Haq has been killed recently, I can confirm that."

    Malik appeared to be referring to Abdul Haq, an ETIM leader also known as Memetiming Memeti, who China says took over leadership of ETIM in 2003 after the death in Pakistan of previous leader Hasan Mahsum.

    "We have also heard this but we don't have any further information and so cannot elaborate," Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, an exile group, said on Friday.

    "We don't know this person so we have no way to verify."

    China accuses ETIM of carrying out attacks and claims to have broken up training camps of men seeking independence for Xinjiang, home to the Uighurs, a Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group.

    Most of the information on the group comes from Chinese security forces.

    "We have witnessed that the ETIM terrorists are weakened and they are no more that kind of organisation," Malik said.

    "We will ensure with China they are rooted out, eliminated ... the main leadership is eliminated." China is a major diplomatic and financial backer of Pakistan, providing everything from infrastructure investment to nuclear reactors and weapons.

    It has continued with investments despite a rise in kidnappings and attacks aimed at Chinese nationals, who were once below the radar of militant groups. On a visit to China in June last year, Malik said militants in the mountainous frontier of China and Pakistan have formed a "syndicate," and Beijing and Islamabad were cooperating to stamp them out.

    "I assured my Chinese brothers and sisters, the leadership here, that we will be very heavy," Malik said. In addition to the loan, China has offered a training programme for Pakistani forces and donated 2 million yuan for the procurement of police equipment, Malik said. Many of Xinjiang's 8 million Uighurs chafe at the strict controls on religion that China enforces and resent influxes of Han Chinese migrant workers and businesses.

    Human rights groups say Beijing has exaggerated the threat from militants to justify suppressing legitimate peaceful demands by Uighurs. A Uighur man, Memet Turghun Abdulla, has been held by police since August after posting information on the Internet about a fatal attack by Han Chinese workers on Uighur workers in South China last year, Raxit said on Friday.

    Demonstrations over that attack boiled into a riot by Uighurs in the ethnically divided city of Urumqi on July 5, 2009, in which almost 200 people, mostly Han Chinese, were killed. Han Chinese attacked Uighur neighbourhoods in revenge two days later.

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    oh again Chinese terrorists roots back in Pakistan!
     
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  3. ajtr

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    OOps even pakistan's deeper than pacific ocean and taller than Himalayans friend peoples republic of china too suufers fromm the non-state actors from pakistan.How can Pakistan be so ungrateful to its friend china that terrorists attacking china finds shelter in pakistan and from pakistani soil they launch attack into china.May be the friendship is just facade for ideology driven pakistani society china is another kafir godless country.And its duty of jehadis sheltered in pakistan to wage jihad on kafir china.=heheh
     
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    oh i think China too is getting the taste of Pakistan's extremism. some how [ China} it has taste of what its supporting.
     
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    Foreigners often mix people up. Not always Han, but probably Xibe, Manchu, Hui (Muslim) or Mongolians (mostly in North Xinjiang with Yili and Urumqi as center) who look similar to Han. These peoples have the same fear about 'Xinjiang separation' (East Turkestan Movement) in which they'd be' downgraded' and kicked out as non-Muslims, or non-fundamentalists.

    Uigur mostly live in Southern Xinjiang with Kashgar (Kashi) as centre on farming on oasis...

    In recent years many Chinese started to criticize CCP's policy after reform and opening in Xinjiang, mainly on below

    1) CCP, has been kind of 'leissez faire' towards religious extremism
    More mosques mushroomed than schools, many with funding/support/influence from the external (Saudi A., Turkey, Former Soviet States..)
    Youngsters started to be poisoned by 'jihad' or 'mujaheedin' instead of learning science...

    2) Education - for instance, up to date many many of Uigur can't speak or write Chinese/Mandarin.
    Such an education policy kills the aim to cultivate the sense of a unified China and communication btwn different groups and even social developemnt. CCP was timid to enforce teaching Mandarin for all in schools for fear that it may be accused of 'assimilation' of minority and cultural 'chauvinism'.

    3) CCP intentionally wooed Uigur elites while somehow 'neglecting' other peoples' concerns.
    Those 'others' (Han, Xibe, Manchu, Kazak, Mongol...) actually have been the steady force in favor of Xinjiang being part of China historically. Besides such preferencial policies for Minorities (mainly Uigur) in education (college admission) , employment and even one-child policy aroused bitterness from other groups.

    4) Many hasn't enjoyed the fruits of economic development
    Wealth distribution


    Chinese engineers in PAK were also kidnapped or even murdered by terrorists. PAK once was the ally of Taliban. It's for sure China's Big Brother has repeatedly warned Pak for its patronage of ETIM.
     
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