MILF raids Philippine village, uses hostages as human shields
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front doesn’t seem to have any problem using civilian hostages in furthering the goals of its jihad.
Evidently this group is filled with still more Misunderstanders of Islam, right? Because we all know that this kind of behavior is not sanctioned in Islam, right?
In reality, procedures dictating what to do with hostages are deeply rooted in Islamic legal thought. The Shafi’i jurist al-Mawardi explained that Muslims who took hostages had four options: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” –Â al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).
In this case they were freed, once they had served their purpose as human shields.
“Muslim rebels raid southern Philippine village,” fromÂ The News International, May 16 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
COTABATO: Muslim separatist rebels raided a southern Philippine village, ransacked stores and used about 20 hostages as human shields in their escape, the military said Saturday.
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* A rather comical situation in the Philippines, where the hapless Arroyo government is somehow (how exactly?) trying toÂ separateÂ the good Moro’s from the bad MILF’s, just likeÂ they’reÂ trying toÂ separate the good Hamas boyz from the bad Fatah terrorists (or visa-versa) andÂ elsewhereÂ the good Sunni’s from the bad Shite…. you get the drift?
Philippine leader vows to pursue rogue Muslim rebels
Cotabato City, Philippines – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday vowed no let-up in the military offensive against Muslim rebels who seized villages and attacked towns in a strife-torn southern region of Mindanao. Continued page 2
Which is immediately followed by:
Arroyo: Gov’t wants peace with MILFÂ
*Â Muslims need to respect the High Court’s decision
*Â 13 Muslim rebels dead in Philippines military offensive: army
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A rebel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. His group has attacked Christian communities.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)– Christians in the southern Philippines feared more attacks Tuesday, October 7, a day after the European Union said it would extend seven million euros, or almost 10 million dollars, in emergency aid for people displaced by the Muslim insurgency in the area.
The announcement by the EU, described as one of the largest sources of official development aid to the predominantly Roman Catholic southeast Asian country’s Muslim region, followed similar pledges of more aid from United Nations agencies. Yet Christian families on the island
of Mindanao have told reporters that they remain concerned amid reports Islamic rebels could attack them at midnight.
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MANILA, PhilippniesÂ – Due to the “extra care” exercised by the military during the month-long observance of Ramadan, rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) units were able to rebuild their forces.
*Â Villagers take up arms against Philippine rebels Jihadists
Brigadier General Jorge Segovia, the Armed Forces’ assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, said this was the latest assessment of Joint Task Force Mindanao on the ongoing offensive against wayward MILF rebels in Central Mindanao.
Continue reading Philippino Jihad: Observance of Ramadan enables rogue MILF units to regroup
* From the ‘turn the other cheek’ department:
*Â Philippines: “Every Month is Ramadan, Every Nation is Palestine”…..
MANILA,Â (STAR) with thanks to ZIP
Â President Arroyo has declared Oct. 1 as a regular non-working holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Continue reading Philippines: Muzz Declares Jihad, Government Responds By Declaring Eid A National Holiday
* Â Pals or MILF’s? All united in the global jihad!
Philippines: “rogue Muslims” burn houses, slaughter civilians
More onÂ this story. “Rogue Muslims raid villages,” fromÂ Times Online, with thanx to JW:
Manila Muslim rebels in the Philippines attacked several towns, killing at least 26 people and displacing 7,000.Â
The raids triggered a swift military response and raised doubts over whether the guerrilla movement was in control of its fighters.
* Thai surge works:Â RoP Doesn’t Strike in Restive Thailand
According to Ibn Taymiyya — “Sheikh al-Islam” — the jihadist is under no one’s authority, once the jihad is in full swing: “All Islamic lands are one umma. There must be a general call to arms, without requiring permission from the father nor any other opposition,” (fromÂ The Al Qaeda Reader, 93).
* MILF’s keep huffing & puffing: “All-out war’ would end govt
Up to 500 Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels raided towns in Lanao del Norte province,Â burning houses and shooting or hacking civilians to death. Troops reacted with tanks and helicopter gunships. A rebel leader said that the attack was carried out without his knowledge.
Defend every inch of territory, says President
President deplores treacherous attacks by ‘rebels’Â
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* Â Islam, the gift that keeps on giving…
Tens of thousands of displaced Filipinos have returned to their homes, or what is left of them, after fierce fighting broke out between government soldiers and Muslim separatists in the south of the country earlier this week. The government says at least 10,000 houses were destroyed in North Cotabato province, which forced huge numbers of poor farmers to return to refugee camps.
Government soldiers attacked positions held by Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels holed up in about 15 Christian villages in North Cotabato. Dozens of people were reportedly killed in the fighting and around 160,000 people fled their homes and farms to escape the bloodshed.
* Â This morning on Philippine News.
Philippines: “MILF” threatens government with jihad
The “lesser” one at that. Apparently all the blood shed so far — including theÂ displacement of 130,000 FilipinosÂ recently — was but a warm up; or maybe it was simply an external manifestation of the “greater” jihad? At any rate, once again, MILF, true to its jihadist pedigree, engages only inÂ finger-pointing. “Maranao warns of ‘Jihad’ over deal with MILF,” by Efren L. Danao, for theÂ Manila Times, August 15:
A Muslim tribal leader warned on Thursday that there would be a “holy war” or jihad if a memorandum of agreement on ancestral domain between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was scrapped.Â
Hadji Abdullah Daliding, a Maranao, issued the warning at the Senate inquiry into the memorandum of agreement conducted by the Committee on Peace and Reconciliation headed by Sen. Jamby Madrigal and the Committee on National Defense headed by Sen. Rodolfo Biazon.[…]
* There is a way to do this, and its not by negotiation. Its not going to be pretty, but it can still be done. The alternative is worse….
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