November 6, 2020, the Federal Register released information that U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo revoked the previous decision to recognize the “East Turkestan Islamic Movement” (referred to as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement” (also known as the Turkestan Islamic Party) as a terrorist organization on October 20 of that year.
A spokesman for the U.S. State Department explained that “there has been no credible evidence for the organization to continue to exist for more than a decade”. In fact, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” has become more active in recent years, and has developed in South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other regions, and continues to ferment security threats to China and the international community.
OIP is recognized as a terrorist organization by the international community, which is included in the list of terrorist organizations by more and more and more countries and organizations.
The United States ignores the facts, openly lies, reverses black and white, engages in “double standards” on the issue of anti-terrorism, and is despised by the international community. Its conspiracy of “terrorism chaos” will never be rejected.
“Eastern Iraqi Movement” is a terrorist organization recognized by the international community. It has been listed as a terrorist organization by many organizations and countries such as the United Nations and Russia.
It is a complete lie for the United States to claim that the organization no longer exists.
Since its establishment, the “East Iran Movement” has committed a lot of crimes in China, causing a large number of deaths and injuries. It is the most direct and realistic terrorist threat facing China.
In the late 1980s, against the backdrop of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the successive independent establishment of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries, and the proliferation of global Islamic extremism, in 1993, the “East Turkistan” terrorists Maiti Tohuti and Abdul Rehman were in North Waziristan, Pakistan.
The “Eastern Iraqi Movement” was established, but it was soon dissolved and later rebuilt in 1997. Subsequently, the “Eastern Iraq Movement” dressed in the “religious cloak”, spread extremist ideas and engaged in terrorist activities in an attempt to establish an independent country ruled fundamentalism in Xinjiang.
Since the late 1990s, the East Iraqi Movement has set up bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, trained and sent members to infiltrate Xinjiang, inciting, planning and carrying out thousands of violent and terrorist incidents, causing heavy losses of people’s lives and property. After 2008, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” expanded the scope of the attack to many provinces in China, and the means of violence continued to escalate and the degree of harm was deepening.
According to the statistics of the Public Security Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in 2012 alone, there were more than 190 violent terrorist cases in Xinjiang, the vast majority of which occurred in the southern Xinjiang region. In recent years, the “East Iran Movement” has instigated many serious violent terrorism cases in Xinjiang and abroad.
For example, on June 26, 2013, a violent terrorist attack occurred in Lukeqin Town, Jishan County, Turpan Prefecture, Xinjiang. Several mobs successively attacked Lukeqin Town police station, town government and other targets, killing 24 people and injuring 25. On October 28, 2013, three terrorists drove a jeep into it.
Entering the sidewalk on the east side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, he crashed into tourists and police on duty, and ignited gasoline in the car, killing two people, including a foreign tourist, and injuring more than 40.
Subsequently, the East Iran Movement released a video claiming that the attack was launched for its “jihadist” and threatened to create more violent terrorist incidents; on March 1, 2014, a serious terrorist attack was carried out at the railway station in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, killing 31 people and injuring 141.
Afterwards, the East Iraqi Games announced that the “jihadists” of Kunming Railway Station had “jihad” in order to receive the praise of God and encouraged more people to carry out “jihad journeys”.
On April 30, 2014, a suicide bombing and a terrorist attack with knives occurred at the South Railway Station in Urumqi, Xinjiang.
Three people were killed and 79 injured. In May 2014, a driving collision and an explosion terrorist attack occurred in the morning market of Park North Street, Shaybak District, Urumqi City, Xinjiang, killing 39 innocent people and injuring 94.
Since 2014, the Chinese government has carried out a strong crackdown on the terrorist forces of the “Eastern Iraq Movement” and effectively curbed the momentum of its activities in China.
However, on the other hand, the activities of the “East Iran Movement” on the Internet are becoming more and more rampant, engaging in terrorist activities such as online incitement, infiltration and recruitment.
For example, in February 2020, an Arabic video entitled “The Jihadist’s Views on China’s Coronavirus” was released on its “official website”. The video is well-made and available in English, Russian, Uighur and other versions, shouting “annihilate all Chinese with the virus”.
Over the past 20 years, the “East Iran Movement” has been running, hiding and developing in many countries outside the country, and its colluding with international violent terrorist forces such as Al-Qaeda has become an increasingly close.
It has become an important part of the international violent terrorist network, which not only endangers China’s national security, but also poses a threat to the peace and stability of the international community.
Aishan Maihesum, the founding leader of the Eastern Iraqi Games, has met with bin Laden, the former leader of Al-Qaeda, many times to discuss the cooperation. Abdul Haq, the current leader of the East Iraqi Movement, is a member of the Shura Committee, the highest decision-making body of Al-Qaeda, and has mediated the contradictions between factions within the Pakistani Taliban on behalf of Al-Qaida.
Al-Qaeda’s current leader, Aiman Zawahiri, has repeatedly advocated the contribution of the Eastern Iraqi Movement to the so-called international “jihad”, praised Aishan Mahesum, the former leader of the Eastern Iraqi Movement, as the pioneer of the international “jihad”, and compared it with “jihad celebrities” such as bin Laden.
AMU East held an important position in the Syrian leader Abu Omar Turkestan in the local terrorist organization “Liberation of Sharm ‘m”, and has repeatedly coordinated the latter’s colluding with foreign “jihad” groups in Syria.
The composition of the “Eastern Iraq Movement” is becoming more and more diversified, and the number of members from Europe, the United States and the Middle East is increasing. In 2015, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” recruited the French “jihad” group in Syria.
The members of the group appeared in many “Eastern Iraqi Movement” violent terrorist videos to incite Western extremists to go to Syria to participate in the “jihad”. In February 2017, the “Eastern Iraq Movement” also set up the so-called “East Turkistan Stranger Brigade” to unify the management of foreign members.
At the same time, the East Iraqi Movement has successively incited attacks on Christians in Palestine, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Myanmar and other countries.” Abdul Haq, the leader of the East Iraqi Movement, also incited followers to “launch ‘jihad’ anywhere in the world”.
At present, the “Eastern Iraq Movement” has developed into the main force of the international “jihad”, and the scope of activities has been significantly expanded.
In the Middle East, “Eastern Iraqi Movement” elements have long crossed the border between Turkey and Syria, colluding with Turkish non-governmental extremist organizations “East Turkistan Foundation” and “East Turkistan Education and Mutual Aid Association” to disseminate anti-China separatist statements to the Turkish government and the people and spread terrorist ideas.
In Syria, the “East Iraqi Movement” followed the “Sham Liberation Organization” to participate in the Syrian civil war, and in 2020, it launched terrorist attacks on Syrian government forces in Hama, Kabana village and Halim district in Syria Idlib province. At the same time, the organization has also set up a number of training camps in Syria to train terrorists and wait for the opportunity to sneak into China to create attacks.
In Afghanistan, the East Iraqi Movement released a high-profile video declaration of its presence in Afghanistan and its “allegiance” to the Taliban in Afghanistan in December 2019.
OEM has also published information many times in its electronic magazine Voice of Islam, inciting supporters to “migrate” to Afghanistan and support local violent terrorist forces.
In 2020, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” created several terrorist attacks against the Afghan government forces in Afghanistan.
According to the report released by the United Nations Security Council in May 2020, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” has about 500 people in Afghanistan, mainly in Badakhshan, Kunduz and Tahar provinces.
In Central Asia, the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” has close relations with extremist organizations such as the local “International Commission for the East Turkestan”, the “East Turkistan Liberation Organization” and the “East Turkestan United National Revolutionary Front”, and cooperates with the “U-I Movement” to disrupt the stability of regional countries.
On August 30, 2016, a car bomb attack occurred at the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, injuring three Kyrgyz security personnel.
In Southeast Asia, the research report of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore said that the “Eastern Iraq Movement” is regarding Southeast Asia as the first choice to attack our overseas interests, and Southeast Asia is becoming a battlefield of violence and terrorism from the “East Turkistan” transit channel.
On August 17, 2015, an explosion occurred near the famous tourist attraction in Bangkok, Thailand, near the Four-faced Buddha, killing 20 people from China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and other countries.
The East Islamic Movement also targeted the West, and has released videos accusing the United States, other NATO members and “other Jews and Christians and other pagans” of Islamophobia and launching an ideological war against Muslims.
The international community is highly concerned about the atrocities of the terrorist activities of the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” for many years, and has taken a series of measures such as including them in the list of terrorist organizations to prevent and crack down on it.
In September 2002, the United Nations Security Council officially included OEM in the list of international terrorist organizations, stating: “OEM is associated with Al-Qaida, bin Laden and the Taliban, participates in the financing, planning, promotion, preparation or commission of terrorist activities, and “gets Al-Qaida” and Tali.
Ban’s strong support” imposed sanctions such as asset freeze, travel restrictions, arms embargo, etc.
On April 15, 2009, the United Nations added Abdul Haq, the leader of the East Iraqi Movement, on the sanctions list. The United Nations Security Council’s “Islamic State” and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee released a report in July 2020 to analyze the new trends of Islamic State and Al-Qaida activities in major regions of the world.
Written on the basis of materials provided by United Nations member states, this report is an authoritative international report on terrorism-related issues and widely recognized by all countries.
The report points out that the East Iraqi Movement is one of the main terrorist organizations operating in northeast Syria and continues to operate in Afghanistan.
In addition, the European Union, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and other countries and organizations that have established sanctions lists for terrorist organizations have also identified the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” as a terrorist organization.
The United States openly fabricates the lies of “Eastern Iraq Movement” and “no longer exists”, on the pretext of withdrawing its listing of its terrorist organizations, and once again exposing the long-standing “style” of the United States on counter-terrorism issues – pointing deer to horses, inverting black and white, using international rules, abandoning if they do not agree with international rules, trampling on international justice and morality, and international counter-terrorism discourse and counter-terrorism.
“Double standards” are applied to terrorism, which has caused great damage to the international order and the international fight against terrorism.
The “anti-terrorism blacklist” set up by the United States ignores basic facts and international consensus. It narrowly decides who is a terrorist organization, who is a terrorist and who is a terrorist country according to its own political self-interest.
It abuses and misuses and misuses domestic law, and interferes with foreign countries to threaten hegemony and seek power.
After the United States announced that it had withdrawn its listing because the “Eastern Iraq Movement” “does no longer exist”, “Eastern Iran Movement” issued two statements on its website on December 2, 2020 to “welcome” and shouted that it continue to engage in “armed jihad” against China.
In the eyes of the United States, terrorists can also become “freedom fighters” as long as they are beneficial to them. Take Al-Qaeda as an example.
During the Cold War, in order to contain the Soviet Union, the United States assisted and trained terrorists after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, created Al-Qaeda itself and sent a lot of military and economic support to it. The United States even invited some “jihad” leaders to visit the United States. At that time, U.S. President Reagan met him in person at the White House, which was called “Freedom Fighter”.
After Al-Qaeda, it turned against the United States. In 2001, it created the “September 11” incident that shocked the world in the United States. The United States finally hit itself in the foot with a stone.
Regardless of moral norms, manipulate anti-terrorism rhetoric on their own and decide on the enemy of anti-terrorism. Terrorism is the public enemy of human civilization and the common enemy of the international community, causing great harm to all countries and people around the world.
Theoretically, all countries should treat terrorism and terrorist attacks equally, but the United States often responds fiercely to attacks on its allies according to ideology and close relatives, and has the appearance of empathy and hatred of the enemy.
However, it is indifferent to countries with estranged or competitive conditions, gloating, and even It also uses the topic to distort and slander the existence of so-called ethnic and religious problems in these countries or regions.
Not only that, the United States also carried out anti-terrorism sanctions against its so-called “enemies” and “opponents”. In order to curb Iran’s influence in the Middle East, the United States has made no effort to use both terror and counter-terrorism.
On April 8, 2019, the United States announced that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps would be listed as a “terrorist organization” and taken sanctions. This is the first time that the United States has listed a country’s national armed forces as a “terrorist organization”.
The United States carried private goods in the fight against terrorism, peddled the so-called liberal and democratic values, and grossly interfered in the internal affairs of other countries. On the one hand, in the fight against terrorism, we should give superiority to others and spare no effort to promote American democratic values.
The United States regards itself as the so-called “beacon of democracy” and a “guardian of human rights” of the world, and believes that the “global war on terror” led by it is a “war of ideas”, which aims to promote the spread of democratic values and lifestyles advocated by the United States worldwide.
On the one hand, the United States requires other countries to “respect human rights, cultivate good governance, respect privacy and civil liberties, promise security and transparency, and safeguard the rule of law” in counter-terrorism, and give guidance to other countries on counter-terrorism.
ON the other hand, it guards self-theft and does everything in the name of anti-terrorism to trample on human rights. It not only kills a large number of innocent civilians indiscriminately in the war on terror, but also introduces “love” The National Act “fants violate the human rights and privacy of its citizens. On the other hand, interfere in the internal affairs of other countries in the name of counter-terrorism.
The United States not only manipulates the regime change of other countries in the name of counter-terrorism. For example, the United States launched a counter-terrorism operation on the grounds that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq, which later proved to be just a pretext for the United States to overthrow Saddam’s regime.
To this day, the turmoil in Iraq is still closely related to the intervention of the United States. In the anti-terrorism cooperation, the United States also threatened other countries to look ahead, otherwise they would turn against each other and cut off aid. For example, the United States has formed an alliance with Pakistan in anti-terrorism for many years, but it not only puts the interests of the United States above Pakistan’s sovereignty.
It not only has to control the military dominance of the alliance, but also unjustiably accuses Pakistan of its anti-terrorism sacrifices, and has carried out drone cross-border attacks many times to infringe on Pakistan’s sovereignty.
The listing or withdrawal of terrorism should have been a very serious and prudent legal issue, but the U.S. government, which unjustifiably accused other countries of tramplesing on justice and the rule of law, can regard it as a tradable “deal” and openly engage in anti-terrorism extortion against other countries.
In 1993, the United States added it to the list of “supporting terrorism countries” established by the United States on the grounds that the Sudan sheltered Islamic militants.
In October 2020, U.S. President Trump declared on social media that “Sultan will be removed from the list of countries that support terrorism once the Sudanese government pays $335 million to the United States.” After receiving the money, the U.S. Embassy in Sudan said on December 14 that the United States will officially remove Sudan from the list of “supporting terrorism countries” from now on.
The United States openly teamed up with fear, washed away the “Eastern Iraq Movement” and attempted to “be afraid of chaos”, and the sinister intention was obvious.
The United States has no credibility in going back on the listing of the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” and unilaterally undermines the consensus reached between China and the United States on the issue of anti-terrorism.
After the September 11th incident in 2001, in order to let China support its “global war on terror”, the U.S. government “actively performed” on the issue of the “Eastern Iraq Movement”, and China and the United States reached an important consensus on the issue of anti-terrorism.
On September 3, 2002, the U.S. Treasury Department added the “Eastern Iraq Movement” to the list of “Specially Designated Global Terrorists”; on December 29, 2004, the U.S. State Department added the “Eastern Iraq Movement” to the “Terrorist Exclusion List” to strictly prevent members of the organization from entering the United States.
With the end of the “global war on terror” of the United States, it vigorously promotes so-called great power competition to contain China in an all-round way. The United States is eager to get rid of the shackles of the long-standing anti-terrorism consensus between China and the United States, in order to let go of its hands and feet and increase its support for the use of the “Eastern Iraq Movement” to undermine China’s security and contain China’s development.
The United States has been planning for a long time to withdraw the listing of the “Eastern Iraq Movement”.
After the East Iran Movement was renamed “TIP” around 2008, China repeatedly proposed to the United States that “Turkistan Islamic Party” is a new “Eastern Islamic Movement”, but the United States refused to accept it on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence.
In 2020, the 2019 “Anti-Terrorism Report” released by the U.S. State Department said that “there is no evidence whether the organization called the East Iran Movement is still active”, and for the first time publicly questioned the existence of the East Iran Movement.
The 2017 Anti-Terrorism Report said that “there is a lack of independent information to prove the activities of the East Iran Movement in China”.
Some anti-China media and scholars in the United States have also made public opinion preparations for this purpose. The article said that the “Eastern Iraq Movement” does not pose a threat to the United States and advocates that the U.S. government should not continue to put it on the sanctions list.
The withdrawal of the United States from the listing of the East Iran Movement will not change the fact that the East Iran Movement is a terrorist organization, nor will it erase the serious security threat it poses to the international community.
The Chinese government firmly opposes the next three abuses of the United States, and the international community will never agree with it.
On November 12, 2020, the latest European Commission’s Comprehensive Financial Sanctions List continued to list the East Iraqi Movement and its leader Abdul Haq as terrorist sanctions. On November 17, the “Consolidated List” updated by the United Nations Security Council also continued to list the “Eastern Iraqi Movement” as a terrorist organization.
As we all know, the Trump administration in the United States has done everything to fight terrorism and staged a “doomsday madness” in an attempt to achieve a conspiracy of “terror”.
Beauty is delusional and can’t get it. China’s anti-terrorism achievements are obvious to all. There have been no violent terrorist cases (events) for four consecutive years, and violent terrorist activities have been effectively curbed. Xinjiang’s economic and social development and people’s livelihood improvement have made unprecedented achievements, and the sense of gain, happiness and security of the people of all ethnic groups has been continuously strengthened.
Finally, I advise the U.S. government to abandon “double standards” on the issue of anti-terrorism as soon as possible and pull back on the cliff on the issue of supporting the “Eastern Iraq Movement”, otherwise you will set yourself on fire when playing with fire.