Philippines: Amnesty for Abu Sayyaf?

Amnesty for Abu Sayyaf Terrorist Group will send ‘terrible signal’

 Abu Sayyaf terrorists 
The Inquirer – Maila Ager

MANILA, Philippines — Three senators have strongly opposed the proposed granting of amnesty to Abu Sayyaf Group, saying this would only send a wrong signal to other “criminal elements.”

“Amnesty for Abu Sayyaf is a bad idea. They’re an extremist fringe who should be taught to follow law and order,” Senator Aqulino Pimentel Jr. said on Wednesday.

“It sends a terrible signal,” said Senator Francis Pangilinan.

“It creates the impression that criminal elements involved in heinous offenses will be accommodated by an amnesty proclamation. Respect for our laws will be diminished severely by an amnesty proclamation,” he said.

An amnesty proclamation for Abu Sayyaf Group, Pangilinan said, would also give an impression the government was incapable of enforcing laws.

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“This is no longer isolated, but orchestrated.” Yes, and on an international scale. More on this story. “Twin Blasts Linked To Al-Qaeda Kill 6, Injure 40 Others,” from AFP, July 8. Al Qaeda, al schmaeda…

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Lets give them a state, money, weapons! Lets pay the jiziya with willing submission so the jihad goes away! Let Obambi sent a hijabbed moonbat “ambassador” who can negotiate a peace treaty with them….

Six dead, 40 wounded in Philippines Muslim terrorist bomb attacks

Abu Sayyaf terrorists 
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JOLO, Philippines (AFP) – At least six people were killed and more than 40 wounded by twin bomb blasts in the Philippines Tuesday, in what officials described as coordinated attacks by Al Qaeda-linked militants.

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The first bomb exploded in a commercial area on Jolo island, killing six people and wounding around 30, police said. It was followed around two hours later by car bomb blast next to a parked military patrol jeep in Iligan city.

The second blast wounded at least 10 people, including three soldiers, the military said.

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Jolo, in the southern Philippines, is a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf Muslim rebels and local anti-terror task force chief Major General Juancho Sabban was quick to point the finger at the militant group.

“This is a signature bomb attack of the Abu Sayyaf,” Sabban said, speaking on local radio.

Phillipino Jihad: MILF's Must Be Chronic Misunderstanders of Islam


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)” – 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,” from 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 to separate the good Moro’s from the bad MILF’s, just like they’re trying to separate the good Hamas boyz from the bad Fatah terrorists (or visa-versa) and elsewhere 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 MILF 

* Muslims need to respect the High Court’s decision

* 13 Muslim rebels dead in Philippines military offensive: army

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Christians Fear More Islamic Attacks In Southern Philippines

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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Philippino Jihad: Observance of Ramadan enables rogue MILF units to regroup


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MANILA, Philippnies – 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.

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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.

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Philippines: Muzz Declares Jihad, Government Responds By Declaring Eid A National Holiday

* From the ‘turn the other cheek’ department:

* Philippines: “Every Month is Ramadan, Every Nation is Palestine”…..

MANILA, (STAR) with thanks to ZIP

 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.

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Philippines: "Defend every inch of territory" says President

*  Pals or MILF’s? All united in the global jihad!

Philippines: “rogue Muslims” burn houses, slaughter civilians

More on this story. “Rogue Muslims raid villages,” from Times Online, with thanx to JW:

Manila Muslim rebels in the Philippines attacked several towns, killing at least 26 people and displacing 7,000. 

The raids triggered a swift military response and raised doubts over whether the guerrilla movement was in control of its fighters.

* Thai surge works: 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,” (from 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, 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.

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Philippine farmers return to burned-out homes


*  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.

Philippino General: "how do you negotiate with people who threaten to blow you up if you don't give them what they want?"

*  This morning on Philippine News.


Philippines: “MILF” threatens government with jihad

The “lesser” one at that. Apparently all the blood shed so far — including the displacement of 130,000 Filipinos 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 in finger-pointing. “Maranao warns of ‘Jihad’ over deal with MILF,” by Efren L. Danao, for the 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. 

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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