This just in from our “This Is Why You’re Poor” Department. Allah promised paradise to those who “slay and are slain” in the cause of jihad (Qur’an 9:111), but shooting your own society in the foot is also quite popular as a consequence. “Islamic rebels behead Philippine teacher: police,” from Agence France-Presse, November 8:
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The severed head of a school principal who was abducted by Islamic militants in the troubled southern Philippines was dumped in a petrol station on Monday, authorities said.
The head of Gabriel Canizares was found inside a bag at a petrol station on Jolo island at dawn, 22 days after the 36-year-old man was kidnapped, local police chief inspector Usman Pingay said.
His body remains missing, police said.
Authorities had previously said militants from the Abu Sayyaf group, listed by the United States as a terrorist organisation, snatched Canizares from among a busload of teachers near the Jolo town of Patikul on October 18….