State Department Removes Terror Designation for Pro-Uighur Group in China

The State Department has removed the terror designation for a pro-Uighur group in China.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The State Department eliminated the terror designation for a pro-Uighur group within China, according to the Federal Register.

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Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement from federal terror lists. The group, largely composed of Uighur Muslims, once advocated for a separate country in China’s Xinjiang province for the ethnic population.

Washington listed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as a terrorist group soon after the 9/11 terror attacks. Within China, the Chinese Communist Party has used the presence of the allegedly terroristic organization to justify the use of forced labor camps and persecution of Uighur Muslims.

“The group has not really existed since the early 2000s,” James Millward, a professor of Chinese and Central Asian history at Georgetown University, told the Wall Street Journal. “Listing [East Turkestan Islamic Movement] in the first place was the mistake.”

Chinese human rights have been a top priority of the Trump administration in their quest to counter Beijing.

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geneww38
geneww38
14 days ago

While their book was authored by Satan as the counterfeit and anthesis of the Bible, they are more righteous than the Chinese leaders

DOMINIC PASQUAROSA
DOMINIC PASQUAROSA
13 days ago

Now this is real “suckup” stuff! For we all we know the Chinese probably changed the algorithms in our elections. The dems have been going far left for quite sometime. I have been wondering how the Islamists will fit in all this globalism. They have own “globalism” ideas. Will armageddon be between Islam and communism?

Barbara
Barbara
12 days ago

HA WHAT A LAUGH THAT CHINA WOULD SHOW HUMAN RIGHTS TO OTHERS ——- WHAT A JOKE . I WOULD NOT DOUBT THECHINES WOULD BE USING MUSLIM BODY PARTS TO SELL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT —– THEY ARE EVIL PEOPLE.

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