On Christmas Eve, an attack by around 300 heavily armed members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) left six farmers in Kauran and four others in neighboring villages in neighboring provinces dead. Anticipating more attacks by the BIFF Muslim terrorists Christian farmers said they felt it necessary to carry guns “to defend ourselves and our communities.” At night, they form groups to patrol the village, protecting families who have left their homes away from the main settlement and are sleeping in the open around the village center due to fear of another attack.
A village market in Mindanao (source)
Since the December 24 attack, male villagers are remaining close to their homes and farms at night while women and children and women move to the village hall. Some villagers have fled, taking refuge with relatives in nearby towns in Sultan Kudarat province.
“We have information they may attack again. This time we are ready, we cannot let them kill us doing nothing to defend ourselves,” a man in black shirt and armed with an M-16 told Mindano Island newspaper MindaNews .
"Our farmers want freedom, our farmers just want to work the land, feed their families and send the children to school,” another armed man who was clearly suffering from lack of sleep said.
At night the civilian vigilantes patrolling the village sometimes trade shots with armed men. A local councilman said it really pained him to talk to the families of BIFF victims. “They were all bread winners, they were unarmed, they were ordinary farmers, their families are now orphaned,” he told reporters.
“It’s Christmas. It really hurts when we are supposed to celebrate. Now we are mourning the loss of our loved ones,” said the sister of one of the murdered farmers. “Worse, the BIFF rebels were sniping at us as we retrieved the dead bodies. How heartless,” she said.
Yesterday I visited a site to which I have contributed occasionally and came first upon and article that was a totally uncritical and unbalanced article that amounted to a hymn of praise for Islam, "The Religion Of Peace." The smug, self righteous clown who authored and published it did not once mention, the recent Bataclan shootings or Paris suicide bombs. He never referred to the atrocities committed by ISIS or the genocidal campaigns against the Kurds and Yazidi in Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan, or the 9/11 attacks or the bombings in London and Madrid a few years ago.
Instead he attacked people who criticize "The Religion Of Peace" as ignorant bigots and right wing extremists. The greatest weapon Islamic extremists have in their bid to destroy western civilisation is the hatred felt by 'socialists' and 'liberals' in the west for western culture and society. Time we marginalised these people, they have nothing to contribute except their contempt for for their own nation and its people, laws and traditions.
How far up one's own arse must one be to turn a blind eye to the fact that wherever there is conflict in the world, Islamic extremism is at the centre of it. I guess to some people getting a few brownie points off the Politically Correct Thought Police for supporting this week's fashionable cause is more important than trying to be a decent, civilized, fair minded human being.
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