Uighur Jihadism

Uighur jihadism is one of the most understudied sub-topics in our field, so I was thrilled to read this report on the Islamic Party of Turkestan by the independent consultant Kirk Sowell. Don’t be fooled by the lack of an institutional stamp; this is a really strong piece of research – easily the best study I have seen on the topic.

The report was published before the seventh issue of Turkistan al-Islamiyya, but you can download the latest issue from one of these links.

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  1. Thanks for the link. I’m definitely open-minded to reports without any institutional stamp.

    For the broader context I would further recommend the new book on the Uyghurs by Gardner Bovingdon: “The Uyghurs: Strangers in their own land.” (Columbia University Press) This is an at least ten year project by someone fluent in Uyghur and Mandarin. [Disclaimer: the author supervised my MA thesis.]

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