Because “the next generation of fighters are more radical,” said Murad, 62.
MSN News (H/T Rossco)
The leader of the Philippines’ long-running Muslim insurgency said Monday he was hopeful of signing a peace deal during new President Benigno Aquino’s six-year term.
“Peace deal” means what?
Islamic scholar Bassam Tibi: “Only when Muslim power is weak is “temporary truce” (hudna) allowed.”
In the Muslim view, treaties with Infidels are NOT to be obeyed. They are to be entered into when Muslims feel that they are at the moment too weak to do otherwise, and where they sense that they can gain, in the end, by entering temporarily into a treaty with Infidels. For Muslims, every treaty with Infidels is merely a “truce” treaty, a “hudna.” The very idea that Muslims could recognize the permanence of an Infidel nation-state goes against everything in Islam.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leader Murad Ebrahim said rebel negotiators were prepared to resume peace talks with the government after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in September, as flagged by Aquino earlier.
“We can see that they (Aquino’s government) are really addressing the problems of the Bangsa Moro (local Muslims),” Murad told a small group of reporters at a rebel camp outside the southern city of Cotabato.
“He has six years to resolve the problem. If he is really sincere, we can’t go wrong in solving the problem in his time.
(“If he is really sincere”- you see, Muslims can be trusted. Its the infidels who lie and deceive…)
The 12,000-strong MILF has been waging an insurgency for more than three decades to carve out a separate Muslim state in the mostly Catholic country’s southern island of Mindanao.
(And now they don’t want a seperate Muslim state anymore?)
The rebellion (Jihad) has killed over 150,000 people and stunted economic growth in the mineral rich but impoverished southern region.