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Philippenes: Islamic Rebels Attack Hospital in Mindanao, Two Dead

Society & Culture  (tags: Jihadis, attack, Philppenes, hospital, kill at least two )

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Despite peace accords with the main rebel group of Mindanao, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and a process toward autonomy for the Muslim regions in the southern Philippines, the objective of peace remains far in the south. After openly supp....


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Beth S (330)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:02 pm
Despite peace accords with the main rebel group of Mindanao, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and a process toward autonomy for the Muslim regions in the southern Philippines, the objective of peace remains far in the south. After openly supporting the Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq and the abduction of two German nationals, part of a long string of ransom kidnappings, Abu Sayyaf remains fully active, as also the smaller though particularly aggressive Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Military authorities in fact attribute an attack against a hospital in Mindanao’s restive Maguindanao province to BIFF.

Four gunmen attacked a hospital in the Sharif Aguak town, killing two soldiers guarding the facility. The gunmen fled the scene with the weapons of the slain soldiers and a search has been launched by troops of the army’s 6th Infantry Division.

Not an isolated incident in the four decades of rebel activities, but that shows the ruthlessness of the groups that mix autonomy demands, Islamist radicalism and self-financing, which remain hard to contain for Philippine troops and hundreds of US advisers, due to their mobility and frequent shift of alliances.

BIFF is the armed branch of a movement that split years ago from the MILF.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III just yesterday had announced annihilating Abu Sayyaf and its 400 estimated militants as part of the official policy for Mindanao. Aquino also in fact pledged to devlop the predominantly Muslim areas of Mindanao, in an essential move to take terrain from the extremists and jump-start development in the region with high growth possibilities in a strategic area of Asia, so far blocked by conflicts and interests. [CO/BO]

Roger G (148)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:04 pm
noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:42 pm
Soon these reports will be coming from all over the world and the world sits by discussing (or IGNORING) it.

Thanks, Beth

Patricia Martinez (63)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 4:39 pm

Wherever there are enough Muslims, the world is turned on its head and violent. What a disgrace!

We just keep enabling them!


Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 7:09 pm
These BEASTS really are everywhere--damn frightening. Thanks Beth

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:23 am
Islamic terrorism appears to be spreading like the Ebola virus everywhere around the world.

ALLEN G (19)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 7:12 am
Can we blame this on Israel ? The religion of peace does not do such things .

. (0)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:20 pm
They just want to kill.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:24 pm
Is there anywhere in the world where they aren't killing and torturing?

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 12:52 am
all in the name of religion?

Hilary S (65)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 2:43 am
a religion which tolerates such violence shows its true colours as nothing more than a cult.

Gail Ring (89)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 2:53 am
yeah this religion is nothing but a religion of hate and a bunch of barbaric hooligans that murder innocent people in the name of a god who does not een exist

pam w (139)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 9:31 am
Hilary is right...Islam is nothing but a cult which seeks to control thought, artistic endeavor, public speech, and all rights of privacy, freedom of (and from) religion.

(Just wondering....whatever happened to "Margaret" and her minions? You know...the ones who would jump in and defend every foul act committed by Muslims? The ones who lumped us all into the "you're an ISLAMAPHOBE" catagory because we spoke against these disgusting acts?)


Beth S (330)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 5:55 pm

Margaret divorced and remarried. Who knows if the new hub understands what he's in for.......

I remember her with as much enthusiasm (disgust) as you do.

pam w (139)
Friday November 21, 2014, 8:26 am
(Interesting. Perhaps she's happier now.)

. (0)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 2:58 pm
Something needs to be done about this.

pam w (139)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:23 am
Yes....but WHAT?
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