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Swish Of The Kris
E.P. Dutton & Co. ^ | 1936 | Vic Hurley

Posted on 11/10/2017 8:06:00 AM PST by x1stcav

The casual visitor, stopping in Zamboanga or Jolo (holo) between boats, sees the Moro as a slightly grimy individual with a bad reputation. Faintly disturbing stories of the prowess of this villain with the razor-edged kris (creese), sometimes reach the tourist's ears. Most of the stories are true. The visitor may also hear something of the enmity which exists between the Filipinos and the Moros. This is also true, as the Filipinos may discover when America leaves the islands.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amok; fanatacism; islam; muslim
I ran across this book several decades ago. I am prompted to post it because of a reply by Ruy Dias de Bivar on another thread that told, in short form, the story of Malay Muslim terrorism know as running amok.

This book not only tells the story of the Malay warrior, Spain's inability after four hundred years to subdue them, how the American Army finally did so, but also gives a clear historical insight into Muslim fanatacism and what it is going to take to erradicate it.

1 posted on 11/10/2017 8:06:00 AM PST by x1stcav
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To: x1stcav

That must be why the monkeys have no tails......


2 posted on 11/10/2017 8:33:50 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

I often wondered about that ever since I first saw They Were Expendable when I was eleven.


3 posted on 11/10/2017 8:35:27 AM PST by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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To: x1stcav

Thanks, right on time.


4 posted on 11/10/2017 8:37:38 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: tbpiper

No, they were bitten off by whales.


5 posted on 11/10/2017 8:40:59 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: x1stcav

AMOK and other non-PC stories can be found here.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32946/32946-h/32946-h.htm


6 posted on 11/10/2017 8:55:46 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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