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Philippines - Two Jehovah's Witnesses hostages decapitated by Abu Sayyaf
AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | August 21, 2002

Posted on 08/21/2002 5:54:16 PM PDT by HAL9000

An hostage decapitated in the south of the Philippines

Wednesday August 21, 2002 - 23h40 GMT

ZAMBOANGA (the Philippines), August 22 (AFP) - One of the six Christian hostages Filipinos removed by supposed islamists of the group Abu Sayaf in the south of the Philippines Wednesday was decapitated by its kidnappers, one learned military Thursday of source.

The head of the hostage was found Wednesday evening near the headquarters of the army, in the capital of the island of Jolo, one specified of the same source.


A second hostage decapitated in the south of the Philippines

Thursday August 22, 2002 - 0h20 GMT

ZAMBOANGA (the Philippines), August 22 (AFP) - a second hostage among the six Christians Filipinos removed by supposed islamists of the group Abu Sayaf in the south of the Philippines Wednesday was decapitated by his kidnappers, one learned military Thursday of source.

The second head was found, packed in a plastic bag, close to the market of the capital of the island of Jolo, while the first head had been discovered near the headquarters of the army, according to the General Romeo Tolentino.

"Those which do not believe in Allah will undergo the same fate", said a note found close to one of the two heads, specified the Tolentino General.

Six Witnesses of Jéhovah, agents sales in beauty products, had been kidnapped Tuesday in the town of Patikul on the island of Jolo, one of the strongholds of Abu Sayyaf.

The removal was carried out by the men of the gang directed by a local head, Moin Sahiron, nephew of Radulan Sahiron, a veteran of the separatist wars in the Moslem south of the archipelago.

The group Abu Sayyaf, whose last taking of hostages goes back to last October, is specialized in the taking of hostages in order to obtain ransoms.

Jolo is one of the strongholds of Abu Sayyaf which had taken to last year three Americans as hostages. One was released in June and two died. The island was not the target of the American intervention which was completed at the end of July and concentrated on Basilan.

Three Indonésiens kidnapped in June are also held by other Moslem separatists reconverted into the banditism on Jolo.



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1 posted on 08/21/2002 5:54:16 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Do not be taken captive by Islamics. Fight with all you have. Let's Roll!
2 posted on 08/21/2002 5:56:31 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: HAL9000
Eww...

BUT we mustn't forget...

...Islam is a peaceful and loving religion...

/sarcasm
3 posted on 08/21/2002 5:58:28 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: RightWhale
Fight with all you have

And the libs are trying to make sure all you have left is your fingernails.

4 posted on 08/21/2002 5:59:09 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Terriergal
ITS NOT A RELIGION

and anyone that says it is a religion has a few screws loose!!!!!!!!!!
5 posted on 08/21/2002 6:02:44 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: HAL9000
Religion of Peace.Right.Too bad this is not getting publicity like the American couple.Franklin Graham is right these people are "EVIL"
6 posted on 08/21/2002 6:04:23 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: TLBSHOW
Ohmmmmmm.....

.....
Islam is a peaceful and loving religion...

Ohmmmmm.........
7 posted on 08/21/2002 6:04:43 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: TLBSHOW
It's time that militant Islam is beheaded. Arm India. Arm Israel. Arm Russia. Arm all nations that are being attacked by the scourge of the death cult known as Islam.
8 posted on 08/21/2002 6:05:32 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: TLBSHOW
ITS NOT A RELIGION

and anyone that says it is a religion has a few screws loose!!!!!!!!!!

Islam is a serious, evil, horrible, cancerous mental disorder.

9 posted on 08/21/2002 6:06:42 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: RightWhale
Six Witnesses of Jéhovah, agents sales in beauty products, had been kidnapped Tuesday in the town of Patikul on the island of Jolo, one of the strongholds of Abu Sayyaf.

Oh such great warriors! They kidnap pacifists and the Avon lady.

May each and every member of Abu Sayyaf be shot in the gut and left to die in the jungle.

a.cricket

10 posted on 08/21/2002 6:06:47 PM PDT by another cricket
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To: Terriergal
Islam is a religion of peace founded by a known pedophile - Islamic text details Mohammed married a girl when she was 6 and had sex with her when she was 9. What do you expect.
11 posted on 08/21/2002 6:07:43 PM PDT by scotiamor
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To: HAL9000
If the beheaded Jehovah's Witnesses had only accepted blood transfusions, they would surely have recovered.
12 posted on 08/21/2002 6:08:08 PM PDT by andy_card
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To: HAL9000
Issue a bouty for their heads. Not their capture or tips. Their heads. Dead. No more. Ex-Islamicists. You get the idea.
13 posted on 08/21/2002 6:11:05 PM PDT by Bogey78O
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To: HAL9000
People can downplay the religious aspect all they want but a religious war is coming to us whether we like it or not. We are not fighting a nation, we are fighting a religion that hates our guts. I agree that Franklin Graham is correct. This war on terrorism is going to last a long time.
14 posted on 08/21/2002 6:14:09 PM PDT by Raymond Hendrix
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To: HAL9000
Man, I dunno...radical Islam is pretty bad, but if the Jehovah's Witnesses have joined forces with Mary Kay the entire western world is in peril...
15 posted on 08/21/2002 6:14:30 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: HAL9000

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16 posted on 08/21/2002 6:15:00 PM PDT by B-Cause
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To: Mark17
what islam is, our enemy the sooner we get on with it the better off we will be.

outlaw the cult islam in America! that is the only way
17 posted on 08/21/2002 6:15:51 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Mark17
Islam is a serious, evil, horrible, cancerous mental disorder

It really is like a bad software virus. It sreads itself and corrupts every file it touches.

19 posted on 08/21/2002 6:19:14 PM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: All
~sighs~....PING
20 posted on 08/21/2002 6:21:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Mark17
Islam is a peaceful and loving religion...


Amazing... I take a few months off from the FR, and it appears these Islamic maniacs are still at it.
21 posted on 08/21/2002 6:21:36 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: Bogey78O
"Issue a bouty for their heads."

You mean a booty call?
22 posted on 08/21/2002 6:23:58 PM PDT by APBaer
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To: Billthedrill
"if the Jehovah's Witnesses have joined forces with Mary Kay the entire western world is in peril."

You are right sir.
They will jump out of their pink Cadillacs and ring your doorbell.
23 posted on 08/21/2002 6:25:03 PM PDT by APBaer
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To: Raymond Hendrix
People can downplay the religious aspect all they want but a religious war is coming to us whether we like it or not.

You are right about that! More right than you may even know.

24 posted on 08/21/2002 6:26:10 PM PDT by templar
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To: APBaer
Religion of Peace bump.
25 posted on 08/21/2002 6:26:48 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: ambrose
welcome back.
26 posted on 08/21/2002 6:27:11 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Yikes. Of course, islamists 'strongly dislike' (i.e., apply the death penalty to) people who try to proselytize...and the JWs refuse to be silenced when it comes to preaching. A very volatile mix.
27 posted on 08/21/2002 6:32:58 PM PDT by HassanBenSobar
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To: HAL9000
It's good to see that most of Islam is not violent. Too bad these terrorists went and gave the religion of (war) peace a bad name.

/end sarcastic rant of a diabolical madman.
28 posted on 08/21/2002 6:33:12 PM PDT by Mixer
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To: ambrose
Amazing... I take a few months off from the FR, and it appears these Islamic maniacs are still at it.

I know. Hate and ignorance are such a deadly combination - no matter who has it. Those that chant "Death to Islam" conveniently forget that one of our best allies is Turkey -- Turkey who can follow Islam and buy military equipment from Isreal. But do they remember this? Nooooooooooooooooo.

29 posted on 08/21/2002 6:34:11 PM PDT by Utopia
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To: HAL9000

Muslim extremists behead two captive Jehovah's Witnesses in southern Philippines

By ZENY MASONG Associated Press Writer

JOLO, Philippines, Aug 21, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Muslim extremists beheaded at least two of the six Jehovah's Witnesses they kidnapped in the southern Philippines and dumped their heads in a public market, authorities said Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Romeo Tolentino, commander of the army on the southern island of Jolo, said authorities found the heads of the two male hostages in an open air market in Jolo town along with notes calling for a holy war.

The two men were abducted Tuesday with four women as the group sold Avon cosmetics and visited homes around the town of Patikul in the south of the predominantly Muslim island of Jolo.

All hostages were Filipinos, mostly poor people from the nearby city of Zamboanga, on the main Philippine southern island of Mindanao.

Officials identified the two dead men as 21-year-old Lemuel Bantolo and Leonel Mantic, of an unknown age, both from Zamboanga.

Mantic's 23-year-old wife, Emily, was still apparently captive along with Cleofe Bantolo, 46, Flora Bantolo, 40, and 41-year-old Nori Bendijo.

The relationship between the captive Bantolos and the dead man wasn't immediately known.

Tolentino said one head was left in a cloth bag in a Jolo town market with an attached note referring to "infidels" and speaking of a holy war, or "jihad." Another head was left in a plastic bag in the market with a similar note, he said.

Police and military officials say the kidnapping was carried out by Muin Maulod Sahiron, a nephew of Radullan Sahiron who heads the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group in the area.

The kidnappings Tuesday were the first on the troubled island of Jolo since the United States began supporting a Philippines military campaign to wipe out the al-Qaida-linked group seven months ago in the middle of a yearlong mass kidnapping that included three American captives.

Philippine troops responded by shelling Abu Sayyaf positions and searching for the gang.

Sulu provincial police chief Col. Ahiron Ajirim reported two men with pistols stopped a jeep carrying the Jehovah's witnesses and forced them out Tuesday afternoon. He said the driver was left behind in the rural area of Jolo island, about 900 kilometers (600 miles) south of Manila.

Avon supplies were found abandoned in the jeep but officials said the victims may also have been trying to spread their religion.

The Abu Sayyaf has often kidnapped for ransom but more frequently has abducted poor Filipinos, mostly Christians, to serve for weeks or months as slave labor.

Most hostages have been released, but more than a dozen have been killed in the past year, many beheaded. The group also has kidnapped women to force them to marry guerrillas.

For six months from February, about 1,200 U.S. troops trained and provided logistical and intelligence support for the Philippine army's push to eradicate the Abu Sayyaf.

The U.S. program ended officially three weeks ago, although a few Americans remained on Basilan island, which neighbors Jolo, to finish infrastructure projects.

The last Abu Sayyaf kidnapping spree ended in June when U.S.-trained soldiers, helped by U.S. surveillance and communications, tracked down rebels holding the last of 102 captives: American missionaries Gracia and Martin Burnham and Filipino nurse Ediborah Yap.

On June 7, soldiers rescued Mrs. Burnham, but her husband and Yap were killed. The Abu Sayyaf leader who led those kidnappings was believed killed with two of his men in a clash at sea two weeks later.

A Filipino man, Roland Ullah, is still being held from another Abu Sayyaf mass kidnapping two years ago from a tourist resort in Malaysia.

Copyright 2002 Associated Press, All rights reserved


30 posted on 08/21/2002 6:34:13 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: Utopia
do you know what winston churchill said about Islam?
31 posted on 08/21/2002 6:36:44 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: andy_card
If the beheaded Jehovah's Witnesses had only accepted blood transfusions, they would surely have recovered.

Think before typing.

33 posted on 08/21/2002 6:38:42 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: TLBSHOW
Who is this moon god they worship?
34 posted on 08/21/2002 6:40:46 PM PDT by A CA Guy
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To: Utopia
"That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword--the tenets and principles of which are...incentives to slaughter and which in three continents had produced fighting breeds of men--stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism."

wc
35 posted on 08/21/2002 6:40:46 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Terriergal
RECOGNIZE THE ENEMY --- THE ENEMY IS ISLAM http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/736443/posts
36 posted on 08/21/2002 6:42:07 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: HAL9000
The removal was carried out by the men of the gang directed by a local head...

Never mind.

37 posted on 08/21/2002 6:46:51 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Terriergal
the libs are trying to make sure all you have left is your fingernails

Fine. Do what you can with what you have. Don't be taken hostage; Islamics will decapitate you anyway, and that's not hype, not anymore. If you get one of them before they get you, so much the better.

38 posted on 08/21/2002 6:47:57 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: LurkedLongEnough
The head of the hostage was found Wednesday evening near the headquarters of the army

Where else?

39 posted on 08/21/2002 6:49:14 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: TLBSHOW
do you know what winston churchill said about Islam?

Many people have opinions on Islam. Including you, I see. I, however am mindful of the fact that Turkey, a member of NATO, has no problem recognizing Israel and engaging in trade with Israel.

That seems to be a point of fact that you conveniently forget.

40 posted on 08/21/2002 6:52:57 PM PDT by Utopia
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To: TLBSHOW
ITS NOT A RELIGION

religion, n. Concern over what exists beyond the physical world, differentiated from philosophy in that it operates through faith or intuition rather than reason.

According to this (Webster's) definition above, Islam is indeed a religion; it's just a particularly moronic one.

The late great satirist Ambrose Bierce had his own definition of religion, and Islam fits perfectly with it:

religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

41 posted on 08/21/2002 6:54:21 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Utopia
Here is the deal, Islam is the enemy and Islam is who we are war with. Terrorist killers = ISLAM
42 posted on 08/21/2002 6:56:45 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: HAL9000
So that's the way to deal with these pests who come uninvited to your door and ring the bell right under the "No Peddlers" sign? Works for me, and since I live not far from their "Hall" or whatever that shack's called, I seem to be on the receiving end of their dedicated, but not too strenuous proselitizing! (I bet they won't walk more than a shopping center parking distance from that chapel!)

(All in good humour, of course.)
43 posted on 08/21/2002 7:00:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: TLBSHOW
Churchill is over rated. (I refer to his "run-in" with Prime Minister John Curtain of Australia.) Churchill demanded that Australian troops remain in Europe despite the advancement of the Japanese in WWII. The Japanese had already issued victory currency for their eventual take over of Australia. Japanese subs were in Sydney Harbor, Darwin was being bombed and the Aussie navy was off (on Chruchill's orders) protecting Britain. Australia was totally and completely open and defenseless. Curtain gave the order for the complete withdrawal of the Australian forces - Churchill overruled him. Curtain then told Churchill: "my men are armed and they can fire both ways." Curtain gave the order: "Come home. If any British officer tries to stop you, shoot to kill." Only then did Churchill back down. But the Aussies came back too late. The Americans engaged the Japanese at Coral Sea. It was the victory at Coral Sea that saved Australia. Had the Americans lost that naval battle, Australia would be totally and completely overrun by the Japanese forces.
44 posted on 08/21/2002 7:01:01 PM PDT by Utopia
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To: knighthawk
Islam List material.
45 posted on 08/21/2002 7:01:07 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: RightWhale
I know.

"If I'm for the Black Rabbit , there's one or two from Efrafa will come with me."

--Bigwig in _Watership Down_ (chapter 42) by Richard Adams

46 posted on 08/21/2002 7:02:00 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: TLBSHOW
That is so typical of how they see US as well. They think that if us infidels weren't in the world, they would never be tempted and never do any wrong. Typical liberal "I'm not responsible for my behavior" thinking.
47 posted on 08/21/2002 7:03:28 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: HAL9000
Good grief,they captured six Avon ladies...........
48 posted on 08/21/2002 7:04:03 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: TLBSHOW
Islam’s Voice of Hatred, War & Insanity
49 posted on 08/21/2002 7:04:39 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Terriergal
But it was just last night James Carvile was saying how much he loved the muslims.
50 posted on 08/21/2002 7:05:15 PM PDT by OldFriend
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