Maybe they just want to explain to him how Islam means peace.
“Priest kidnapped by Muslim gunmen,” from Reuters (thanks to Twostellas):
DOZENS of U.S.-trained commandos have joined the search for an Italian Roman Catholic priest taken captive by Muslim gunmen in the troubled southern Philippines.
Philippines military chief General Hermogenes Esperon said nearly 2000 soldiers, backed by four navy boats and four helicopters, had been searching for nearly a month now in the Zamboanga peninsula to free Giancarlo Bossi, held by a rogue faction of Muslim rebels.
“We have limited our operations in a few areas in the south,” Gen Esperon said.
“We’re not letting up on the operations. It’s just that we don’t want to compromise the safety of Father Bossi.”
There have been no sightings of or contacts with the priest since he was abducted after saying mass on June 10.
Kidnap-for-ransom is a thriving industry in some parts of the south, where Muslim and communist insurgents operate.