East Turkestan Islamic Movement Terrorist Organizations // East Turkestan Islamic Movement



ETIM/TIP is one of the most militant Uighur separatist groups fighting for the establishment of an independent East Turkestan. The group originated from the Uighur separatist movement supported by the Soviet Union in China’s Xinjiang province. Hasan Makhsum, an Uighur from the Kashgar region of Xinjiang is thought to have founded ETIM. Because most Uighurs adhere to the spiritually focused Sufi branch of Islam, the group’s conception of jihad is focused on a mostly political pan-Turkism...

 

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