Jihadists kill two marines, a child in Philippines

The jihad continues in the Philippines. “Muslim rebels kill two in Phillippines,” from Reuters:

Muslim rebels fired mortar bombs on a Philippines marine base in the southern island of Jolo, killing two soldiers and a child, military officials said on Saturday.

Jolo is located almost halfway between Malaysia and the Philippine island of Mindanao.

Ten soldiers were wounded in the attack in Panamao town by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) late yesterday, which triggered a gun battle with security forces that continued through the night, Major Eugene Batara said.

The attack was led by MNLF commander Habier Malik who embarrassed the military in February when he held a general, a senior government official and their aides hostage for two nights.

The hostages were released unharmed after the Government handed over money and food.

Fighting between the troops and hundreds of rebels continued, and one military official, who declined to be named, said the MNLF’s base was coming under heavy fire.

“The command has already ordered the bombardment of the camp under commander Malik,” Maj Batara said.

The child was killed when one of the mortars fired by the rebels landed in a town hall.

The Philippines, a largely Catholic country, has been trying to quell Muslim separatism for decades on Mindanao island.

The Government signed a peace deal with the MNLF in 1996 that was meant to end a conflict that has killed over 120,000 people.

But the agreement was not properly implemented and there is sporadic fighting between government forces and disgruntled members of the MNLF.

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  1. says

    I seem to recall that Black Jack John Pershing quelled the Moro revolt before WWI. The solution used was interesting. He let it be known that rebels that were killed would be sewn into pigskins prior to burial. Hostilities, at least at the time, ceased quickly. Not very PC, but perhaps we should revisit something similar. Perchance spread a rumor, that MAY or MAY NOT be true, suggesting that all coalition bullets have been impregnated with pig’s blood or anything haram? Just a thought…

  2. says

    A Christian man called Don Imus caused an uproar 2 weeks ago for his offensive comments directed at accomplished young black ladies. The Christian man was later sacked and banned from heaven. He hired Pat Robertsonofbitch to work a compromise with god since Pat is close friend of jesus

  3. says

    The wording of the article is very funny…unintentionally. This “commander” of the MNLF _embarrassed_ the military by holding a general, et. al. hostage? Well, that’s one way you could put it…Or how about the uses of passive voice and roundabout wording: “The child was killed when one of the mortars fired by the rebels landed in a town hall.” Hmmm. What a surprise! Those “rebels” didn’t _mean_ for one of the mortars “fired by” them to go and land in a town hall, for goodness’ sake! Just one of those weird things that can happen.

    “The agreement was not properly implemented.” Translation: You negotiate with terrorists, and they’re never satisfied. They realized they had the government over a barrel and are just going to keep demanding more. They never intended to “implement” any “agreement.”

    “…disgruntled members of the MNLF.” No, “disgruntled” is what your neighbor gets when your dog is barking at 1 a.m. to go out and pee. “Disgruntled” is _not_ the word we use to describe people firing MORTAR SHELLS and killing little kids, for Pete’s sake.

  4. says

    Did you know that Ibn Battuta was a Berber? And correct me if I’m wrong, but he could spell his own name. And, what does Imus have to do with the killing of a child by muslims?

  5. says

    People will not equate it, but the Philippines were a quiet and successful place for the entire time Americans were there in force. They have had nothing but trouble since they shut down our base and kicked us out.

    The government nor the people are capable of rooting out Islamic jihad. This is just like Columbia and other Catholic nations with peasants ruled by an elite. Real communists or Islamocommunists are all the same as wolves among the sheep.

  6. says

    Lame Cherry you have a point.. you remember not too long ago, student protesting to get the US out of SouthKorea? well it seems the students are not protesting mucy anymore with the little potbellied pig in n.Korea arming himself with nukes. It does seem to me they now want the US to stay in S.Korea.
    and especially with China ever growing military.

  7. says

    And PBS- with its documentary on Mohammedism- is asking how “a peaceful and noble religion like Islam” could condone violence?

    When are these talking (air)heads going to get out of the Ignoble State of Denial and read the damned playbook of the pedophile warlord Mohammad (pb&j) known as the al-Qur’an (Koran)[AKA “The Recitation”]?

    It’s been a 1400 year long march of terror and these blithering baboons are still pretending history doesn’t exist and Islam is inherently peaceful.

    Islam means peace.

    Delusional dipsh*ts. (“Submitting” to stupidity.)

    The Treason of the Intellectuals- Reflux

  8. says

    “People will not equate it, but the Philippines were a quiet and successful place for the entire time Americans were there in force. They have had nothing but trouble since they shut down our base and kicked us out.”

    Wrong.

    Mindanao was already in the midst of conflict between Muslims and Christians long before Americans invaded the US. Yes, the US invaded the Philippines. Read up on the Philippine-American War. The US didn’t bring Christianity to the Philippines, the Spanish did. And the US took over the country by force 300 years after the Spanish.

    “The government nor the people are capable of rooting out Islamic jihad. This is just like Columbia and other Catholic nations with peasants ruled by an elite. Real communists or Islamocommunists are all the same as wolves among the sheep.”

    First, it’s spelled Colombia.

    Second, communism and islamic extremism are completely different.

    Third, it’s easy for somebody who’s not a Filipino, nor lives in the Philippines, to make sweeping statements about the country’s ongoing fight with Islamic terrorists or of Catholic countries in general from the safety of their home in the US.

  9. says

    We should all support the legitimate resistance of a desperate people who have limited rights under the cross worshippers struggling to establish self determination. Amin

    Don’t worry that child is playing with Ibrahim(as) in paradise as he/she never earned sins

  10. says

    “We should all support the legitimate resistance of a desperate people who have limited rights under the cross worshippers struggling to establish self determination. Amin

    Don’t worry that child is playing with Ibrahim(as) in paradise as he/she never earned sins”

    So speaketh the mentality of a Murder Cult zombie.

    That utterance was so delusional I’m at a loss of words to even analyze it. I guess it would be like writing a eloquent poem describing the smell of a garbage pit on a hot summer day. No need for words, just plug your nose and get as far away from it as possible.

  11. says

    “People will not equate it, but the Philippines were a quiet and successful place for the entire time Americans were there in force. They have had nothing but trouble since they shut down our base and kicked us out.”

    What an asinine statement.

    A Former Island Guy.

  12. says

    SoteriA: Exactly my thoughts as well. I read that crap and was at a loss for words. How can anyone address this stupidity. The only thing I could think of was to have my German Shep go over and take a crap on my muslim neighbors front lawn, as it drives him crazy, and perhaps he will tell his muslim friends to tone down their ignorance. “the legitimate resistance of a desperate people”, what can you really say to this, except ‘Good dog, Good Dog’.

  13. says

    Having only just spent two weeks in the Philippines in March, it is a chaotic place, but full of life and action in the cities and provinces. The South of the country is a microcosm of almost all Muslim ‘insurgencies’ where almost no deal or plan is enough, they always want total control.

    In Manila, Baclaran and around the metro area, there are a handful of Muslims, some of whom are stall-holders in the markets. There seems to be few problems in the main centres, as they are a small minority although as so often seems to be the case, if they become a larger number they may well ask for ‘extra’.

    Huge crowds go to Christian services, the Baclaran church is a massive structure which would hold close to 2000 people. Amazing touch was having gone there for the 4th week of Lent (March 18) the service was conducted by an Australian priest! He told me he’s been in the Philippines for over 40 years. I feel that as i’ve mentioned before, being the only predominately Christian country in Asia, they are a vital country and ally against the spread of Islam in that part of the world. I’m glad that Australia works closely with them in handling the problem in the South. I think if they want out so much, just fob them off to Malaysia so that they can enjoy real Islam rather than a lively place like the Philippines.

  14. says

    Apart from the troubles in Ireland, which in my opinion is the only conflict since the U.S civil war between white English speaking societies, it seems all Moslem issues seem to involve killings, bombings and destruction. The world is surely wearying of this constant hostility, one sided as it ofetn seems to be. The Benes Doctrine might be the best solution if followers of islam are unable to come to terms with living in a civil society, as there are 57 countries to choose from!! Take your pick i say!!

  15. says

    Island Guy

    Phillipines was a Spanish Colony, and lost from Spain to the US after the Spanish-American war. The US didn’t undertake a separate campaign to colonize the Phillipines: in fact, it was one country very much opposed to colonialism.

    Had the Spaniards not messed with the US, Phillipines would today be Latin Asia, just as the former Spanish empire is Latin America.

  16. says

    They used to call themselves the Moro islamic Liberation Front – MiLF, but this unfortunate choice of acronym lead to much deresion, for the obvious reasons, and they had to change it. Now they are the MNLF and no longer a laughing stock.

    nabi ZK

  17. says

    Infidel Pride writes:

    “Phillipines was a Spanish Colony, and lost from Spain to the US after the Spanish-American war. The US didn’t undertake a separate campaign to colonize the Phillipines: in fact, it was one country very much opposed to colonialism.

    Had the Spaniards not messed with the US, Phillipines would today be Latin Asia, just as the former Spanish empire is Latin America.”

    The U.S. DID undertake a separate campaign to colonize the PHILIPPINES (notice the correct spelling). Why do you think there was a Philippine-American War? The U.S. government had made plans to make the Philippines an American colony. However, the Filipinos, fighting for independence from Spain since 1896, had already declared independence on June 12, 1898, and had considered the Americans allies.

    On August 14, 1899, 11,000 American ground troops were sent to occupy the Philippines. They were successful in defeating the Philippine Army in just over three years time, though sporadic guerrilla fighting continued until 1913. U.S. President William McKinley declared Philippine freedom fighters as “insurgents” or “bandits” and he ordered more U.S. troops sent to the Philippines to conquer the Filipino rebels.

    Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine-American_War

    Had the Spaniards not messed with the U.S., the Filipinos would still have continued to fight the Spaniards. Nationalism has never been so strong. Despite the strong Spanish influence on the culture, the Spanish language is practically dead. Of all former Spanish colonies, the Philippines is the only one that has successfully eliminated Spanish language from academic curricula and other affairs. And despite the strong U.S. influence on the culture, Filipino values remain Taoist.

    And in spite of the many turmoils (political or natural)that plague the country, the Filipinos never fail to be resilient and to always smile!

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  18. says

    Jewdog, you ask: “Is ibn batuttin any relation to ibn eatinbeans?”

    Yes, Texan answers, LOL, and further clarifies:

    Ibn batuttin’s first cousin (and third wife) is sheeza justapeein, whom he married in crapistan.

  19. says

    Jhi952, you are a good historian. The Marines did put Muslim prisoners in pigskin jackets; unfortunately they could not get away with it in today’s PC world, enforced on whites only.