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Swish Of The Kris
E.P. Dutton & Co. ^
| 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.
posted on 11/10/2017 8:06:00 AM PST
That must be why the monkeys have no tails......
posted on 11/10/2017 8:33:50 AM PST
I often wondered about that ever since I first saw They Were Expendable when I was eleven.
posted on 11/10/2017 8:35:27 AM PST
(We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
posted on 11/10/2017 8:37:38 AM PST
(Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
No, they were bitten off by whales.
posted on 11/10/2017 8:40:59 AM PST
(Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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