ETIM – nhóm khủng bố Hồi giáo khiến Trung Quốc lo sợ nhất

Thứ Năm, 07:17, 08/07/202

VOV.VNPhong trào Hồi giáo Đông Turkestan (viết tắt theo tiếng Anh là ETIM) đe dọa gây bất ổn định ở Tân Cương và trên “Con đường Tơ lụa” sau khi Mỹ rút hết quân khỏi Afghanistan. ETIM là nhóm chiến binh khiến Trung Quốc lo sợ nhất.

Khi Mỹ thúc đẩy tiến trình rút quân khỏi Afghanistan, Trung Quốc lo lắng về những bất ổn mà họ sắp phải đối mặt do việc rút quân này.

Vào tháng 5/2021, sau một chuỗi các vụ nổ ở thủ đô Kabul (Afghanistan) khiến 60 người thiệt mạng, trong đó có cả các nữ sinh, người phát ngôn của Bộ Ngoại giao Trung Quốc Hoa Xuân Oánh nói rằng việc Mỹ rút quân “đột ngột” là một nhân tố dẫn tới tình trạng bạo lực này.

Bản đồ khu vực phía bắc của Afghanistan (màu đỏ), địa bàn hoạt động chủ yếu của Phong trào Hồi giáo Đông Turkestan (ETIM). Ảnh: Facebook.
Bản đồ khu vực phía bắc của Afghanistan (màu đỏ), địa bàn hoạt động chủ yếu của Phong trào Hồi giáo Đông Turkestan (ETIM). Ảnh: Facebook.

Bà Hoa cho rằng Mỹ cần rút quân “một cách có trách nhiệm” nhằm tránh “gây ra tình trạng hỗn loạn và khổ đau cho người dân Afghanistan”.

Người phát ngôn của Bộ Ngoại giao Trung Quốc đã không nói ra điều mà Trung Quốc e sợ nhất trước việc Mỹ rút quân khỏi Afghanistan: Điều này có thể làm hồi sinh Phong trào Hồi giáo Đông Turkestan (ETIM) cực đoan, đồng thời có thể kích thích hoạt động khủng bố ở vùng Tân Cương của Trung Quốc.

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Disney hit by backlash after thanking Xinjiang authorities in ‘Mulan’ credits

By Ben Westcott and Selina WangCNN Business

Updated 0357 GMT (1157 HKT) September 9, 2020

Disney hit by backlash after thanking Xinjiang authorities in 'Mulan' credits
Disney hit by backlash after thanking Xinjiang authorities in 'Mulan' credits

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Disney has publicly thanked a Chinese government agency accused of human rights abuses in Xinjiang for its help in making “Mulan” — a revelation that has provoked a storm of criticism online.Disney (DIS) acknowledges several Chinese government bodies in the credits for the live-action remake of the 1998 animated picture of the same name, but a few in particular have raised red flags: The Xinjiang government’s publicity department and the Public Security and Tourism bureaus for Turpan, a city of about 633,400 people just outside Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi.Disney did not respond to a request for comment from CNN Business to its media inquiry line, and to US press officers about the film and the credits. It’s not clear how much of “Mulan” may have been shot in Xinjiang, though people who worked on the movie have said on social media and in interviews that they scouted and filmed locations there.The US State Department estimates that since 2015 as many as two million of the Muslim-majority Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities have been imprisoned in enormous re-education camps in Xinjiang.The Turpan Public Security Bureau has been listed by the US government as an organization involved in “human rights violations and abuses” in the region.Beijing has long defended the crackdown in Xinjiang as necessary to tackle extremism and terrorism, and said it is in line with Chinese law and international practice, calling accusations of mass detentions a “groundless lie” and “sensational rumor.” A spokesperson for the country’s foreign ministry on Tuesday reiterated its defense of what it calls its Xinjiang “vocational skills education and training centers.” CNN Business has reached out to the Xinjiang government and Turpan’s tourism bureau, but Turpan’s Public Security bureau could not be reached for comment.

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Pope Francis’s Silence on Xinjiang Speaks Volumes

A pope dedicated to human rights has said nothing on China, thanks to a secret deal with Beijing.

BY BENEDICT ROGERS | JULY 29, 2020, 11:33 AM FP

Pope Francis leaves the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter's Square in Vatican City after the Sunday Angelus prayer on July 22, 2018.

This month, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews wrote a most courageous letter to the Chinese ambassador in London.

Van der Zyl is just one of many faith leaders to speak out against the atrocities being committed in Xinjiang. But one voice has been strangely absent—that of Pope Francis, ordinarily a powerful advocate for the oppressed. His silence speaks to the dangers of the deal made with China by the Vatican—and demands that others in the church speak out.

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In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging

During a trip through China’s violence-plagued Xinjiang, the Guardian witnesses dramatic security surge as Communist party fights to ‘pacify’ region

Shopkeepers perform daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, in March.
Shopkeepers perform daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, in March. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

It was Friday, the Islamic day of assembly, but outside Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque on Liberation Avenue it was the growl of diesel engines that filled the air not a muezzin’s wistful cry.

One by one armoured personnel carriers, some with machine guns poking from their turrets, rolled towards People’s Square where a 12-metre statue of Mao Zedong was preparing to preside over the latest in a series of tub-thumping “anti-terror” rallies to be held here in the heartlands of China’s Muslim Uighur minority this year. Tiếp tục đọc “In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging”

Chinese official demoted for not smoking in front of Muslims

BEIJING: A Chinese official who allegedly declined to smoke in front of Muslims in Xinjiang has been demoted for taking an “unstable political stance,” a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday (Apr 11).

Xinjiang, home to China’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, restricts religious practises – such as growing beards, wearing headscarves, and fasting during Ramadan – that are seen as symbols of “Islamic extremism”. Tiếp tục đọc “Chinese official demoted for not smoking in front of Muslims”

Amnesty criticises ‘rogue state’ China as global death penalty toll falls

Rights group calls on Beijing to publish figures to allow informed debate about use of capital punishment

An execution chamber in Texas
An execution chamber in Texas. The US last year carried out its lowest number of death sentences since 1991. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Amnesty International has sharply criticised China for continuing to conceal the number of people it sentences to death, as the human rights group reported a fall in executions globally last year. Tiếp tục đọc “Amnesty criticises ‘rogue state’ China as global death penalty toll falls”

Uighur militants could turn to Southeast Asia as destination of choice

ISIL video threatens China with ‘rivers of bloodshed’

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SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.

Chinese police take part in drills in Tacheng, in Xinjiang region, in 2016 [China Daily/via Reuters]

ISIL fighters from China’s Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and “shed blood like rivers” in what security experts said marked the first such threat against Chinese targets.

The threat came in a half-hour video released Monday by a division of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) featuring fighters from China’s Uighur minority, said the US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which analysed the footage.

China has for years blamed exiled Uighur “separatists” for a series of violent attacks in its western Xinjiang region – the Muslim Uighur homeland – and warned of the potential for them to link up with violent groups.

In the video, a Uighur fighter issued the threat against China just before executing an alleged informant.

“Oh, you Chinese who do not understand what people say. We are the soldiers of the Caliphate, and we will come to you to clarify to you with the tongues of our weapons, to shed blood like rivers and avenging the oppressed,” according to SITE’s translation.

The footage also showed fighters, including heavily armed children, giving speeches, praying, and killing other “informants”. Tiếp tục đọc “ISIL video threatens China with ‘rivers of bloodshed’”

China ‘anti-terror’ rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi

More than 10,000 forces gather in capital of violence-stricken region of Xinjiang for second time in just over a week

Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar.
Paramilitary policemen board a plane in Urumqi as they head for an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Thousands of troops have poured on to the streets of one of west China’s most important cities for the second time in just over a week, as a senior Communist party leader heralded an “all-out offensive” against terrorism in the violence-stricken region.

More than 10,000 rifle-toting forces gathered at the heart of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, for the latest in a series of spectacular mass “anti-terror rallies”. Tiếp tục đọc “China ‘anti-terror’ rallies: thousands of troops on streets of Urumqi”