Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is Stifler's mom a terrorist?


Here's our Headline of the Day:


Wait... what?

Oh, I see, it's not Jennifer Coolidge, it's the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. And, actually, it's a good story:

Filipino militants released an elderly Irish priest late on Wednesday night after holding him in captivity for 32 days. Father Michael Sinnott had worked in the Philippines for nearly 33 years when six armed gunmen kidnapped him from a gated compound in Pagadian City on Oct. 11. He was released into the custody of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which turned him over to government authorities on Thursday morning.

So it wasn't MILF:

According to a high-ranking member of MILF, the rebel group acted as an intermediary between the kidnappers and the government as a goodwill gesture to show their commitment to peace.

Well, okay, maybe:

Filipino police and military authorities later identified Sinnott's captors as part of a pirate band that eventually turned the priest over to a rogue element of MILF...

Despite the potential involvement of a MILF-linked organization, the Filipino government praised the Muslim separatist group for its assistance and cooperation throughout the kidnapping. Major General Ben Dolorfino, a Filipino official, called the group's actions a "big confidence-building measure in forthcoming peace talks."

I don't follow the political situation in the Philippines, nor the separatist efforts of MILF, so I don't know if MILF is serious about peace, nor if the government is, but at least, whatever else is going on there, Sinnott is free.

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7 Comments:

  • I don't know what you think you wrote here but it reads as:

    "It's 2009 and after 8 years of saturated news coverage of terrorist groups I hadn't heard of this well known group until now"

    By Anonymous sevion, at 5:40 AM  

  • So what's your point? Are you trying to strain to say we can't be certain that "Doc" Hasan was a terrorist because of the actions of some militant group in the Phillipines? Give it up! You're boring.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:08 AM  

  • I think you should both ask for a sense of humour this holiday season.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 8:27 AM  

  • Give it up! You're boring.

    And yet you keep coming back.

    By Blogger Mustang Bobby, at 9:03 AM  

  • No sense of humor is part of the syndrome.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:31 AM  

  • (Insert laugh track here.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:45 AM  

  • It's like having a Frank Burns festival.

    By Blogger Mustang Bobby, at 9:58 AM  

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