If they were already "separatists" before they were beheaded, what does that make them afterward?
April 24, 2000, The New Straits Times, page 22, Christian cult beheads separatist, says report, 184 words
Zamboanga, Sun.---Members of an armed Christian cult beheaded a separatist rebel today in the southern Philippine provinve of Basilan where his comrades are holding 27 hostages, a report said.
Radio station DXRZ said Murijidin Salih, a member of the Abu Sayyaf group was snatched near his home in a remote village in the capital town of Isabela early today by the Christian armed cult Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.
He was later beheaded by the Christian cult, his decapitated body left in the area. DXRZ said here citing police reports.
Police also recovered an M-16 automatic rifle and a pistol near the body, the radio station said.
The military's southern command here said they had received a report of the beheading, ading they were checking its veracity.
The Sagrado cult operates from a Zamboanga and its members are known to believe in mulets to protect them from encounters.
Last week, the group said it would launch an independent operation to rescue the 27 hostages, who were among more than 50 students, teachers and a Catholic priest snatched by the Abu Sayyaf last month. ---AFP
April 24, 2000, AFP / The Straits Times, p.28, Vengeance beheading by Christian cult,
ZAMBOANGA (Philippines) Members of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, an armed Christian cult, beheaded a member of the extremist Abu Sayyaf yesterday m the southern Philippine province of Basilan, a report said. Radio station DXRZ said Murijidin Salih, a member of the extremist Abu Sayyaf group... (226 words)
April 24, 2000, The News / AFP, Philippines: Christian cult beheads Muslim,
Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, an armed Christian cult, kidnapped and later executed Murijidin Salih near his home in the remote village in the capital town of Isabela, Radio station DXRZ said.
In the most-southern part of Philippines on Island of Mindanao, which is a majority muslim area. Muslims are fighting for a homeland, separate from discrimination of that catholics majority state. They are justified because they are physically, culturally and religiously a separate entity and complain of large scale discrimination against them. Their main liberation force is Moro Liberation front ( MILF ) and is fighting a well armed army of Philippines which has full US military and diplomatic support. Abu Sayyaf is a small and splinter/extremest group and is usually involved in un-Islamic ways by resorting to kidnappings of local and foreign people,