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The Government Appointed Head Of China's Largest Mosque Has Been Murdered After Conducting Morning Prayers, According To Officials Of The Local Government In The Far Western Region Of Xinjiang. Jume Tahir, The Uighur Iman Of The 600 Year Old Id Kah Mosque In The City Of Kashgar, Was Killed On Wednesday By Those Who Were Identified By The Xinjiang State Website As Three Thugs Influenced By Religious Extremist Ideology. Also Wednesday... Uighur Rights Activist And Economics Professor IIham Tohti Was Charged Wednesday With Separatism Two Days After Clashes In Xinjiang That Caused Dozens Of Casualties. The United States Has Called On China To Release Tohti. VOA's Victor Beattie Reports The Head Of A US Based Uighur Group Says The Muslim Uighur Community Is Rising Up Against China's Recently Announced Crackdown.

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