Skip to comments.Philippine group beheads hostages
Posted on 04/20/2007 9:02:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle
Abu Sayyaf militants have decapitated seven hostages and sent their heads to troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, the military says. The men - six construction workers and a factory worker, all of whom were Christian - were seized on Monday near the town of Parang in Jolo.
The military has vowed to intensify its efforts to track down the group.
Philippine troops have been fighting Islamic militants holed up in Jolo's mountainous terrain for several months.
Abu Sayyaf is the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, with about 400 members.
The group is thought to have links with both al-Qaeda and the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, and has been blamed for a number of kidnappings and bombings in the region.
Militants ordered civilians to deliver two of the heads to a military camp and the other five heads were left at a second camp later on Thursday, officials said.
The men's remains were recovered from a village on Friday.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that the killings demonstrated the group's ruthlessness.
"Abu Sayyaf's acts of terror will not go unpunished," she said.
Maj-Gen Ruben Rafael, head of military forces in Jolo, said the killings had been carried out in retaliation for the death of a militant commander.
The road workers' employer had refused to pay a ransom for the men, he added.
In recent months Philippine troops, aided by US counter-terrorism trainers, have carried out extensive work on the island to track down the militants.
Two of the group's senior leaders, Abu Sulaiman and Khaddafy Janjalani, have been killed but dozens of gunmen are thought to remain on the island.
Bali bombing suspects Dulmatin and Umar Patek are also thought to be in the region.
The island of Jolo is some 950km (600 miles) south of the Philippine capital, Manila.
Global Jihad ping
koran 8:12 ... I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them
The Philippines could use another Black Jack Pershing right about now.
Vengeance is Mine; I will Repay, saith the Lord. (Rom.12:19)
Qur'an:8:7"Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: Wipe the infidels out to the last.'"
Qur'an:8:39"So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam."
Qur'an:8:59"The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy."
Ishaq:204"Men, do you know what you are pledging yourselves to in swearing allegiance to this man?' Yes. In swearing allegiance to him we are pledging to wage war against all mankind.'"
Ishaq:574"In faith I do not fear the army of fate. He gave us the blood of their best men to drink when we led our army against them. ,b>We are a great army with a pungent smell.[stinkin'muzzies] And we attack continuously, wherever our enemy is found."
Seems they are just being good Muslims, faithfully following what the "religion of peace" tells them to do. We cn't deny them their religious rights now, can we...
it’s like the Martians in “Mars Attacks!” saying “Ack! Ack! We come in peace!” while shooting.
Seems like 400 Abu Saayef wouldn’t be that hard to combat. Guess they must be good at hiding in the jungles.
The cult of mad mo marches on. Death, destruction, hate and terror in its path.
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it’s a little joke I picked up from onyx -— I changed it a bit to make it look real. :)
LOL! Thanks for the ping! GOOD to see you’re still banned, like me. :0)
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