“War is deceit,” said the Prophet Muhammad (see, for example, Bukhari, vol. 4, book 52, no. 267). Of course, no one in government or law enforcement in the U.S. seems to have any idea that any Muslim here could be taking that statement seriously. But in the Philippines, they’re starting to get the idea. From the Manila Times, with thanks to Nicolei:
GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Indonesian and Malaysian memÂbers of the militant JeÂmaah Islamiah are posing as fishermen to enter into the Philippines, Malaysian intelligence said.
In a report sent to the military, the Malaysian intelligence service said the militants were arrested aboard Philippine-registered fishing boats off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.
The boat carried registration documents issued by the maritime office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
“At least two had figured in the Bali incident and bomb attacks in Indonesia last year,” a ranking military official told The Manila Times Tuesday.