Maybe that headline might get the mainstream media to stop ignoring stories like this.
In any case, they’re only playing by the book: “I have been made victorious with terror.” – Muhammad, Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220.
And of course: “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.” – Qur’an 9:5.
“Muslim rebels set fire to Christian village in Mindanao,” from Asia News February 8:
Manila (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Muslim extremists set fire to a Christian village near the town of Mlang (North Cotabato, Mindanao). News so far exclude any deaths, but dozens of people have had to abandon their homes.
Filipino military sources say the attack is the work of Ameril Umbra Kato, a former leader with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who recently set up his own militias to continue fighting for an Islamic state in Mindanao.
MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said the front has nothing to do with the incident. “We are no involved. It’s a long standing conflict between Christian and Muslim groups in the area,” said Kabalu.
Meanwhile, MILF and the government are starting a new round of talks in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) tomorrow.
Experts note that the split within the MILF has weakened the group’s leaders, who are open for dialogue. Many now fear renewed fighting between Muslim rebels and the Filipino military.