Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Until U.S. State Department Mike Pompeo decided they weren't in 2020 ...

The ETIM: China's Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat; The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land | Foreign Affairs - Jan/Feb 2011 |

Among the many Uighur organizations that the Chinese government labels as terrorist is one that the U.S. government placed on its own terrorist blacklist after 9/11: the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM). Some analysts viewed that listing as a grant of U.S. support for Chinese repression in exchange for help in the war on terrorism. The counterterrorism analysts Reed and Raschke review the open-source evidence (much of it from China) that they believe shows ETIM to be a true terrorist force, with an ideology that is both separatist and fundamentalist. They track its changing names, logos, and leaders and locate it in the context of other Uighur militant groups. They make a strong case that although it is small and has not accomplished much, the organization practices terror.

Uighur Diaspora Hails Removal of ETIM From US Terror List | VOA News - Dec. 25, 2020 |

East Turkistan Government-in-Exile | HQ in Washington DC |

by Oui on Sat May 1st, 2021 at 09:05:12 PM EST

In 2018 the US Was at War With Uyghur Terrorists. Now It Claims They Don't Even Exist | Mint Press - May 1, 2021 |

by Oui on Sat May 1st, 2021 at 09:06:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by Oui on Sat May 1st, 2021 at 09:09:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Afghanistan mourns 60 schoolgirls killed in deadliest attack in years | Arab News |

KABUL: Sixty girls were buried during a mass funeral on Sunday, after a gruesome bomb attack on a school in a poor neighborhood of Kabul a day earlier.

The carnage outside the Sayed ul-Shuhada school in the Shia-dominated suburb of Dasht-e Barchi began when a car bomb detonated as students were leaving classes to break their Ramadan fast.

Witnesses said that as people rushed to take the wounded children to hospital, another explosion and mortar fire tore through the scene, killing some of the rescuers.

"Books and body parts were everywhere ... cries, wailing," local resident Rahim Dad said.

Over 100 people were wounded in the attack, the deadliest assault in years, coming just a week after a bomb attack killed another 21 children in Logar province, south of Kabul.  


A series of explosions targeted the Sayed Al-Shuhada girls school in Dash-e-Barchi, a west Kabul suburb populated mostly by Hazara Shiites. (AFP)

Over a century of persecution: massive human rights violation against Hazaras in Afghanistan | OHCHR |

Noticeable by Asiatic appearance, cultural and linguistic differences with Afghans, Hazaras have been carrying marks of ethnic cleansing, land confiscation, slavery and persecution since 1891. A recent study by impartial agency has recorded elimination of about 60% of Hazara population which was occurred only in the dawn of 20th century. Practicing Shiite faith of Islam by majority of Hazaras has been an additional motivation for further suppression, coercion and slaughtering. At the below, some horrific incidents, particularly those occurred in recent years are enumerated.

From the diaries ...

by Oui on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 05:24:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by Oui on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 05:25:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series