Wikileaks: Saudi-funded Jihad in Philippines as serious as Afghanistan

Periodically here on TTB, we have covered the Jihadist insurgency going on in the Philippines:

https://terrortrendsbulletin.wordpress.com/category/philippines/

Many people around the world are unaware of the war that has been raging in the Philippines. At the heart of the violence is the desire of Jihadist terrorist groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah to establish an independent Islamic state ruled by Shariah law on the island of Mindanao.

Along with the Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand, these Asia-Pacific Jihads illustrate the global war we find ourselves in. They also debunk the theory that US foreign policy, presence in the Middle East or support for Israel is the primary reason for Islamic terrorism.

No one can say that the Jihadists are killing innocent civilians in Thailand and the Philippines because the US supports Israel or because the US has troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Wikileaks documents have given us a clear view into just how serious the situation on the Philippines is, as well as the character of the global Islamic threat we face.

• US diplomats characterized the Jihadist terrorism on Mindanao as on a par with the insurgency in Afghanistan.

• US diplomats openly acknowledged in the secret cables leaked by Wikileaks the role Saudi Arabia was playing in funding the Islamic groups in the Philippines and declared that it must be stopped. This is a common theme around the world. Saudis fund Jihad with “private” donations (often from members of the royal family) while the Saudi government looks the other way and denies any support for terrorism. It’s called plausible deniability and the Saudis have been playing this double game for over 30 years. They fund Jihadist terrorism and claim they are our “allies” in the “war on terrorism.”

Read more at Philippine Daily Inquirer…

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/53639/us-cable-likens-mindanao-to-afghanistan


 

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  • Mica  On 1 DecamSat, 15 Dec 2012 03:06:56 +00002012-12-15T03:06:56+00:0003 2009 at 03:06

    try to go here in koronadal city.. our city is not a big city and its not even an inpndendeet city.. its the capital of south cotabato don’t worry its not very chaotic here in our place.. the war that you here from news is in north cotabato which is far from here before you reach koronadal you can ride an airplane via gensan (1 hr travel to koronadal) or davao (4hrs travel to koronadal) then ride a bus or van to koronadal here’s the site>>>

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  • terrortrends  On 1 DecpmFri, 21 Dec 2012 17:35:20 +00002012-12-21T17:35:20+00:0005 2009 at 17:35

    OK, Mica. I am not sure what your comment has to do with our article, but thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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