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East Turkestan Islamic Movement
an Islamic terrorist and separatist organization founded by Uyghur militants in western China.
Is an international pan-Islamic political organisation particularly active in Central Asia.
Islamic Jihad Union
An extremist organization that splintered from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the early 2000s and is currently based in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Its original objective was to overthrow President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, and to create an Islamic state under Sharia, however in subsequent years it reinvented itself as an ally of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Is an Islamic fundamentalist political and militant movement in Afghanistan with influence and connections throughout Central Asia.
(Free Tajikistan) an Islamist terrorist organization based in Uzbekistan.
Biographies of key figures in terrorism in Central Asia.
Was an Uyghur leader of the East Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP).
The leader of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (also known as the Turkistan Islamic Party and the Turkistan Islamic Movement), a terrorist and Uyghur separatist organization
Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani, Abdul Shakoor Damla, Emeti Yakuf,
The Emir of the East Turkistan Islamic Party, an Islamist organization that seeks independence for China's Xinjiang province and for it to become an Islamic state. Killed in 2012.
Abu-Muhammad al-Turkestani, Ashan Sumut, founder of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, connected to Al Qaeda.Killed in 2003 by the Pakistani Army.
Jummah Khan Namangani, was an Uzbek militant with a substantial following who founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and received substantial Taliban patronage, operate in Northern Afghanistan killed in Mazari Sharif in 2001.
Tахир Абдухалилович Юлдашев, founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), anIslamist organization active in Central Asia
Fostering Fundamentalism by
Call Number: JZ1480.A55 C76 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Is the United States, in its fight against terror and pursuit of the present Osama Bin Laden, recklessly creating conditions in Central Asia to produce the next Osama? Crosston studies this controversial argument in this political analysis of US foreign policy on Central Asia.
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by
Call Number: DS329.4 .R38 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam.
Central Asian Militancy: A Primary Source Examination by
Publication Date: 2014
As Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) could become more dangerous to Western and Afghan interests. Both groups are active in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater and may use northern Afghanistan as a springboard for extending the banner of Sharia north of the Amu Darya River, the natural boundary separating Afghanistan from post-Soviet Central Asia.
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