The ETIM: China's Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat

The ETIM: China's Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat

The ETIM: China's Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat

The ETIM: China's Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat

Synopsis

This comprehensive account examines the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM)-the most significant Muslim militant group in China-including its origins, objectives, ideology, leadership, and tactics.

Excerpt

This is the first book to focus specifically on the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM). Our intended audience is broad and includes anyone interested in China or counterterrorism, particularly members of the U.S. defense and intelligence communities.

Our backgrounds are in journalism, China studies, and counterterrorism analysis. We examine the phenomenon of the ETIM from a counterterrorism perspective, relying primarily on media accounts and government documentation. Our book includes what we believe to be the most comprehensive published open-source list of ETIM attacks and members compiled to date.

This is not a book about the Uyghur ethnic group. Nor is this a book about the territory known as Xinjiang and its long history, present-day social conditions, or related Chinese policy. We address those broad topics and draw on the work of the scholars who analyze them only to provide context for our study of the ETIM.

We direct the interested reader to “The Xinjiang Project” for more on the history, religion, demography, education, economics, ecology, and ethnic identity issues related to northwest China. The Xinjiang Project’s authors and their 2004 compilation volume Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland figure prominently in our bibliography.

J. Todd Reed and Diana Raschke September 2009 . . .

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