MILF Has Condemned The Paris Attacks

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The Philippine-based terror group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front issued a statement last Sunday to condemn the Paris terror attacks. [below]

“This is unacceptable. The MILF rejects such acts of terror against humanity and all peace-loving people.” 
 
 
Let MILF’s hypocritical statement sink in for a few seconds…
 
Now, for a brief MILF history:
 
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was officially formed in 1977 after breaking off from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), which had been fighting the government since the 1960s. Its founder, Hashim Salamat, created MILF with the objective of liberating Mindanao and surrounding islands from the government and forming them into an independent Islamic state in the Southern Philippines.
 
The tactics used by MILF include high-profile kidnappings and ambushing government security forces. Some members have participated in terrorist activities, such as the bombing of civilian populations. The group launched its first attack on civilians in September 7, 1986 where the MILF operatives threw a grenade into a wedding at a Catholic church in Salvador, Lanao del Norte, Philippines which killed 10 people and wounded 90. Its last attack happened in January 25, 2015 which led to the death of 44 PNP-SAF members.
 
In the early 1980s, MILF commanders attended military training camps in Afghanistan. 360 or more commanders trained there for one year, and nearly 200 fought as members of the mujahedeen against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Their experiences abroad introduced their fighters to more extreme Islamic ideologies, and the fighters brought these ideas back to the Philippines. Hence, the creation of MILF violent factions. Its armed wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (established some time in 1987) and its terrorist division, the Special Operations Group, which has carried out bombings and other terroristic activities for MILF (established in 1999).
 
I don’t know if I am going to laugh hysterically or be outraged with their ridiculous statement. They reject terror acts against humanity? They have a long history of committing terror acts against humanity! Added to that is MILF’s ties to Al-Qaeda and Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law. MILF received funding from Al- Qaeda around the 1990’s.
 
Below is the list of other sources of MILF’s terror activities:
  • Extortion
  • Profits from marijuana trafficking
  • Zakat (religious tithes) from Muslims, sometimes in the form of taxes within the zones that it controls. [The zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and ithe money given as zakat is being used by Muslims to finance Jihad. It’s a mandatory obligation in the Qur’an. Refer to Surah Al-Baqarah for this specific doctrine.]
  • Funds from various Islamic states, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya and Malaysia, and individuals in those states.
  • Money diverted from foreign Islamic nongovernmental organizations
  • Remittances from Moro members of the United Overseas Bangsamoro

 

And here’s the list of MILF’s known major terrorist attacks in the Philippines:

  1. February 25, 2000 – Bombs exploded on one or more buses aboard the M/V Our Lady of Mediatrix ferry that was traveling to Ozamiz City. MILF commanders were among those blamed for the attack. (39-44 killed, 41-50 injured).
  2. February 27, 2000 – A bomb exploded outside dxMS, a Catholic radio station in Cotabato City. The attack was blamed on the MILF, especially because one dxMS host had received MILF death threats. (unknown killed, 7 wounded).
  3. March 17, 2000 – A MILF commander named Abdullah Macapaar, also known as Commander Bravo and generally considered rogue, led an assault on Kauswagan Municipal Hall, reportedly taking 294 hostages and leaving several dead. (unknown killed, unknown wounded, 294 hostages).
  4.  March 3, 2003 – A bomb exploded at Davao City International Airport. The MILF was allegedly responsible for the attack. The Philippine government subsequently ordered the arrest of various MILF leaders. (22 killed, 148 wounded).
  5.  July 10, 2007 – Filipino Marines were attacked in a MILF-controlled zone while trying to rescue an Italian hostage from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Several Marines were decapitated. The MILF admitted to the attack, and the attacking group also reportedly included ASG members. ( estimated 18-43 killed, 9+ wounded).
  6.  January 25, 2015 – Philippine Special Action Force (SAF) troopers targeted two key bomb makers in an operation in Maguindanao. During the pursuit, the troopers were attacked by rebel forces that included MILF members. The MILF acknowledged the involvement of its members, although it also stated that the SAF operation was not coordinated with them as required by a ceasefire agreement with the government. Consideration of the Bangsamoro Basic Law was temporarily suspended after this attack. (67 killed, 12+ wounded).

 

And they have the nerve to make a grand announcement that they sympathize with the French people and they condemn terror acts against humanity and peace-loving people?

Ridiculous.

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