Philippines Jihad Continues: Suspected Abu Sayyaf Jihadists Attack Convoy of Plantation Workers, Kill 6, Wound 22
The standard news report on this is from AFP (for example, here):
but the version presented by Mario J Mallari of the 'Tribune' - a Philippines outlet? - gives rather more detail, including the names of five of those who were murdered in the ambush. The story also includes - if you click on the link to see it in its original location - a picture of some of the wounded.
'6 Killed, 22 hurt in Basilan Ambush'
'Suspected Abu Sayyaf [that is, 'Son of the Sword' - CM] bandits ambushed a convoy of rubber plantation workers escorted by government militiamen in Sumisip town, Basilan province yesterday, killing six persons and wounding 22 others.
'Army 1st Infantry Division [ID] Spokesman Capt Albert Caber said a four-vehicle convoy of workers of Tumajubong Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Integrated Development Council (TARBIDC) was traversing along the Circumferential Road in Barangay Sapah Bulah around 6 am when it was attacked.
'No group claimed responsibility for the attack, although the military pointed to the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf.
'Caber said more or less [than] 10 Abu Sayyaf terrorists [sic: that is, terror jihad raiders - CM] staged the ambush.
'Killed were Dante Binondo, Larry Mangaran Sr, Bonifacio Estequia, Albert Parang and Loreto Jeneney Jr, all rubber tappers of TARBIDC, and an unidentified member of the Special Cafou Active Auxiliary (SCAA) of TARBIDC.
Let's just repeat those names, shall we?
Larry Mangaran Sr.
Loreto Jeneney Jr.
All non-Muslims; all, to judge from the names, at least nominally and probably practising Catholic. They and one other, unnamed, adding another six victims to the ever-lengthening death toll - perhaps as many as some 270 million, and counting - exacted upon the world's non-Muslims by the 1400-year Muslim campaign to achieve Total World Domination. - CM
'Twenty other civilians and two SCAA members were wounded during the attack.
'The military tagged the group of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Radzmil Janatol as responsible in the attack.
'Janatol's group was also encountered by members of the TARBIDC-SCAA last Tuesday along the vicinities of Sitio Campo Dos, Barangay Tumajubong.
'Caber said the SCAA members managed to return fire at the Abu Sayyaf bandits, forcing them to retreat in different directions.
[Note: the Daily Inquirer report that I linked above, includes the information that some Abu Sayyaf were wounded; after 'in different directions', add "with their own casualties'. - CM].
'Army 104th Brigade commander Col Arthur Ang immediately deployed additional troops in the area to pursue the Abu Sayyaf band.
'Elements of the 17th Special Forces Company and 20th SFC were conducting the hot pursuit operations.
'Ang, however, stressed that the Army troops will continue to secure vital government installations in Basilan, particularly the Circumferential Road which is scheduled to be completed within the year, while tracking down the attackers.
'Army spokesman Major Harold Cabunoc noted that the ambush was the second attack against the workers of TARBIDC this year, raising belief that the refusal of the plantation to yield to the extortion activities of the Abu Sayyaf.
'Extortion activities'. In other words, Abu Sayyaf are attempting to force non-Muslims in Basilan to behave like dhimmis, paying exorbitaant 'jizya' in order not to be killed by their Muslim overlords. For more on how the dhimma - Muslim 'protection' racket - works, and how it is designed to break the spirit of the dhimmis and keep them physically poor and weak whilst forcing them to support parasitical Muslims who dominate and domineer over them, see Mark Durie, 'The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom'. - CM
"This is the second time this year that lawless elements attacked the workers of the rubber plantation. It is believed that the refusal of the rubber planters to pay extortion money to the lawless elements was the motive of the crime", Cabunoc said.
In other words, a bunch of Muslim sharia pushers demanded that the rubber planters pay 'jizya' ransom/ 'protection' money to Muslims (that is, to said sharia pushers), or else. - CM
'Taha Katu, the cooperative's manager, said prior to the attack they had received extortion letters purportedly from the Abu Sayyaf demanding payment of over $1,000 a month, in exchange for not being harmed.
Q: In what way does the Ummah differ from an Organised Crime 'Family'? - Answer: Not much. - CM
'Late last year, Abu Sayyaf gunment also killed five workers in a similar ambush near the area.
'Basilan is a rugged, jungle-clad island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, and farm workers commonly travel with armed escorts.
'The Abu Sayyaf is a small Islamic militant movement that has been blamed for most of the country's worst terror attacks as well as the kidnapping of foreigners.'
For the moment, though I do not know how long the link may remain active, you will see a picture of one of the survivors, and a distressing image of the white-shrouded form of one of the dead, at the following link, where the story is presented by reporter Richard Falcatan.