Tiny minority of extremists update: arrests today in the Philippines, France, and Italy, and murders in Thailand. “Philippines arrests Muslim militants,” from Radio Australia, with thanks to Twostellas:
The military says Jundan Jamalul, an Abu Sayyaf commander, and six of his men have been arrested in a raid near the town of Bongao in the Tawi-Tawi island group….
The Abu Sayyaf has claimed the 2004 bombing of a ferry in Manila Bay, killing more than 100 people.
The group was founded in the early 1990s with the aim to unite Filipino Muslims to fight for a Muslim state encompassing the southern Philippines.
The Philippine and United States governments consider the Abu Sayyaf a terrorist group and claim it has links to the al-Qaeda network.