The Muslim war on the Philippines is relentless. Worse, Muslim supremacism and deadly jihad are rewarded. 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 "mediates." The Philippines (a former American protectorate and 95% Catholic country) has had to give up territory and "share wealth" with these jihadi rebels.
"Suspected Muslim militants in Philippines ambush truckload of laborers; 6 killed, 22 wounded" Washington Post July 11, 2012 (thanks to David)
MANILA, Philippines — Suspected Muslim militants ambushed a truckload of rubber plantation laborers in the restive southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing six and wounding 22, following a day of fighting in which eight soldiers were wounded, officials said.
The army commander on Basilan Island, the militants’ stronghold, blamed al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels for the violence, which came despite efforts by U.S.-trained Philippine forces to put an end to decades of bombings and ransom kidnappings by the extremists in the predominantly Christian nation.
Col. Arthur Ang said the ambush targeted workers from a rubber plantation that refused to pay the militants’ extortion demands. The workers were traveling on a truck when the gunmen opened fire, killing five workers and one government militiaman. Twenty-two others were wounded.
The government-armed militia, which provides security for the plantation, repulsed the attackers, Ang said.
The ambush came a day after eight soldiers were wounded when their convoy ran over a homemade bomb in the same area near Sumisip township, said military spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang.
He said troops were sent to guard voters who were registering for next year’s elections in an autonomous Muslim region that includes Basilan.
Abu Sayyaf militants have targeted the Basilan rubber plantation previously over ransom demands.