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1 posted on 08/21/2002 5:54:16 PM PDT by HAL9000
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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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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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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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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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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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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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As part of National Military Appreciation Month, the Department of Defense is gathering signatures on a brief message thanking the men and women of the U.S. military for defending our freedom. The compiled list of names will be sent out to our soldiers at the end of the month. So far, there are only about 546,000 names. It is really easy. The web page brings up a space to type your name, city and state.

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16 posted on 08/21/2002 6:15:00 PM PDT by B-Cause
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~sighs~....PING
20 posted on 08/21/2002 6:21:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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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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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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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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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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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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Islam List material.
45 posted on 08/21/2002 7:01:07 PM PDT by aristeides
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Good grief,they captured six Avon ladies...........
48 posted on 08/21/2002 7:04:03 PM PDT by OldFriend
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Christians are the persecuted of the earth. On a related note, any FReepers who were outraged over the radio "prank" which used public airwaves to solicited participants for live sex in the St. Patrick's Catholic church, please email the FCC and tell them to REVOKE the broadcasting license of this station.FCC:
FCCinfo@fcc.gov
75 posted on 08/21/2002 8:31:29 PM PDT by Libertina
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supposed islamists of the group Abu Sayaf

Now what is that supposed to mean? The Abu Sayyaf are nothing more than a gang of thugs who like kidnapping for ransom and decapitation. It's a pity they've survived.

83 posted on 08/21/2002 9:15:48 PM PDT by altair
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More info on the Christians killed.

'New beheading videos in stock next week at your local mosque'-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.
105 posted on 08/22/2002 1:11:24 AM PDT by knighthawk
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The victims here are not Christians! Lets not put them in the same catagory as the persecuted church. While this event is tragic and painful to read about, theye are cult members and care nothing for the shed blood of Christ our saviour. They are working almost (minus the kidnapping and violence)as fervently to whipe the name of Jesus from the face of the earth. Sad but true.
116 posted on 08/22/2002 7:20:43 AM PDT by TheGunny
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