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Philippines, Muslim rebels seal historic peace deal
Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3-27-14 | Karl Malakunas

Posted on 03/27/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT by kingattax

Manila (AFP) - The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland.

Following four decades of fighting that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the peace deal with President Benigno Aquino's government at a high-profile ceremony in Manila.

"The comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro is the crowning glory of our struggle," MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim said at the signing ceremony, using a local term that refers to a Muslim homeland.

"With this agreement the legitimate aspirations of the Bangsamoro and the commitment of the government of the Philippines to recognise those aspirations are now sealed."

The pact makes the MILF and the government partners in a plan to create a southern autonomous region for the Philippines' Muslim minority with locally elected leaders by mid-2016.

"What is being presented before us now is a path that can lead to a permanent change in Muslim Mindanao," Aquino said at the ceremony, attended by more than 1,000 people.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihad; milf; philippines; rop
this is like making an agreement with termites and believing they will stop eating your house.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Or handing Hitler the Sudetenland and believing he would not grab all of Czechoslovakia.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 10:31:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

Bad move. Muslims never keep their word.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 10:32:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax

PS. “MILF”?? Oh noes.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 10:32:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

Especially not to infidels. Taqiyyah is the rule.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 10:33:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

Good description, this will never end.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 10:40:02 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

The Muzzies now have a base from which they can attack the rest of the country with impunity.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 10:41:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Stifflers mom???


8 posted on 03/27/2014 10:51:19 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: kingattax

The Muzies already have an autonomous region, the AARM, in western Mindanao. Most are pretty much isolated in a small area among the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines.
I have yet to see a Muslim in my 5 years here on Cebu.
While I do not care for Muslims, we have to realize that they are all over the world, and probably as many, or more in the US as there are here.
The Philippines is an extremely devout Christian (Catholic) country. Every town has a Catholic church, many, if not most, of them are older then America.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai
MILF
You just can't make this stuff up.
10 posted on 03/27/2014 11:11:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: kingattax
"This is like making an agreement with termites and believing they will stop eating your house."

An apt description. This simply reinforces their belief that time and Allah are on their side and that they can continue to make incremental demands and incremental gains.
11 posted on 03/27/2014 11:51:20 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:09:53 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: AlexW

From what I can tell, this sort of replaces the old agreement that set up the AARM, but the Philippine news reports I have read are rather sketchy on the details.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:30:00 AM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: kingattax

Peace?

Won’t last - the muzzies will revert and demand more concessions for peace and repeat


14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:35:52 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dfwgator
The Muzzies now have a base from which they can attack the rest of the country with impunity.

They have always had a base, western Mindanao. It remains to be seen how this will work out. One thing about the Philippines, political correctness is no where to be found. I spent a lot of time in Davao City. The mayor does not tolerate any garbage from the few muzzies there, or anyone for that matter. It is one of the most law abiding cities I have ever been too. A missionary asked me if I could help them build an airstrip in the mountains. It is an interesting place.

15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:38:54 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: AlexW

I see more an more of them up here in Angeles; not males, but a lot of girls with the hijab running little street stands.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:57:13 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: kingattax

Love your comment. IIRC, the MILF split off from the MNLF when they signed a peace deal with the govt. Look for another splinter group to keep doing what muslims do.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:59:54 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: kingattax

Um, doesn’t that mean they won?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:13:32 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: mikefive

Look at the bright side. Having them in one place is easier to wipe them out in case of a conflict, rather than looking for them among the population.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:01:24 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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“I see more an more of them up here in Angeles”
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Yes, there are Muzies everywhere on Earth, There is, no doubt, a mosque in Cebu City, just as in Detroit, but I have not heard of any Muzies in my area, or anywhere outside of the big city. My wife will have to point out a Muzie scarf
when we are in the city, which is very seldom.
I think we will have to go next week to pick up my 13a visa.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:10 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

True, just notice a lot more here in the past few years. Even when I lived in Thailand it was the same; more and more of them.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:35:53 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: kingattax
promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland

???

If you don't have arms you are not autonomous.

22 posted on 03/28/2014 3:17:45 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: kingattax
"Cease Fire" in Islam means "Reload".

"Mosque" means "Ammo Dump".

(insert your 'WordSpeak' here...)

23 posted on 03/28/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: kingattax

Perhaps the Muzzies agreed to a peace treaty because Representative Lee (D) recently got arrested, cutting off their supplies of firearms.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: kingattax

Or putin stopping with Crimea?


25 posted on 03/28/2014 10:15:03 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax

IOW, the Islamic rebels need time to recover, rearm and reinforce. Promise them anything, but hunt them down and destroy them anyway.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:07:16 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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