The jihadists get rewarded for this relentless violence and murder. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been granted “observer status” in the talks between the Philippine government and the jihadist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Muslim terrorists slaughter and the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) "mediates." The Philippines (former American protectorate and 95% Catholic country) has had to give up territory and "share wealth" with these jihadi rebels.
Pay the jiyza and they rule your land....under the supervision of the OIC.
Jungle bomb planted by suspected Muslim militants wounds 22 Filipino troops, 5 critical Washington Post (hat tip David W)
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ military says troops on a jungle patrol hit a trip wire planted by Muslim militants. It wounded 22 soldiers, five of them critically. The bomb exploded on southern Basilan Island on Tuesday near a camp of Abu Sayyaf rebels that troops captured during fighting last month.
Military commander Col. Ricardo Visaya says the soldiers were clearing the camp of leftover explosives when they walked into the trip wire hidden in thick vegetation.
Several hundred Abu Sayyaf fighters in the southern Philippines have been blamed for bomb attacks and ransom kidnappings despite battlefield setbacks dealt by U.S.-trained Philippine forces.