China's New Terrorists

The Uighurs, China's Muslim minority, look to the U.S. to provide moral support in their fight against oppression by Beijing. But Washington may have dealt their cause a blow in exchange for China's backing in the war against terror. On Sept. 11, the U.S. persuaded the United Nations to add to its list of international terrorist groups a little-known Uighur independence organization, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement. The U.S. State Department linked the group to more than 200 terrorist acts in China's predominantly Muslim province of Xinjiang. But according to foreign diplomats in Beijing, ETIM is an Afghanistan-based group that is...

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