Terrorist group invited to represent the Philippines in Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council

The Philippine media still refers to him as “Mohagher Iqbal” despite indisputable evidence that this is a fake name. Worse, he is cited as the source of information that his boss, Murad Ibrahim, head of the terrorist Moro Islamic Liberation Front will be representing the “Bangsamoro nation” in a gathering of foreign ministers of various […]

Why did God flatten Nepal with an earthquake?

If we are to believe that his will be done in the supposedly mysterious ways that he works, there is a reason why God unleashed an earthquake in Nepal and, before that, Haiyan upon the Philippines. Unlike Adolf Hitler who, himself, had what he believed to be a perfectly rational reason behind his project to […]

An appeal to Congress on the Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: National interest first!

There are moments in history when one needs to take a profound stand for what is right, the common good and the national interest. That stand must be translated into decisive action to prevent or right a wrong. This is my motivation with respect to the BangsaMoro Basic Law (BBL). 1. The proposed BBL as […]

#Bangsamoro ‘homeland’ dream just a land-grab strategy built upon a guilt-trip myth

Let’s straighten out some things in response to this renewed drive for secession, ill-disguised as BangsaMoro from those who threaten war if they don’t get what they want. And these are supposed to be coming from our peace panel, peace partner and peace broker. The Philippines is everyone’s homeland. No one “owns” the Philippines. It […]

All-out war Philippines: Kill ’em all and let God sort them out

So, we are told, there’s three groups to consider: the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Three different acronyms, yes. But are they really three different groups of people? We seem to have fixated on the acronyms but not really thought through and understood what […]

Why Negotiating With Terrorists Can Do More Harm Than Good

In the olden days, people were almost never safe. I remember writing in a previous article that during the times of Ancient Greece, people considered themselves safe when they weren’t in any immediate danger. In those days, barbarism was all too often a common occurrence (and probably one of the major causes of death) and […]

Do Filipino Islamic terrorists deserve to be treated as equals by the Philippine government?

Let’s put it this way. Everybody has grievances to air with the Philippines’ “Central Government”. Whether it be unfair traffic fines, lack of water, parasites squatting on your land, heck, even billions in public funds being spent wantonly via un-auditable channels, everyone has one beef or another to take up with the government. More often […]

Sex and the Prophet

The recent terrorist attack in France has started a flurry of criticisms against Islamic fundamentalism and the intolerance that goes with it. While many people have strongly condemned the heinous acts perpetrated by three masked gunmen purportedly in the name of vengeance for the Islamic prophet Muhammad, there are people like former Democrat leader Howard […]