Misuari to Abu Sayyaf: Enough, we cannot tolerate you forever

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Nur Misuari AP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Moro National Liberation Front Chairman Nur Misuari denied Saturday that he ordered MNLF forces to attack the Abu Sayyaf  but said he supported the deciksion of one of his commanders in Sulu to do so because it was time to eradicate the bandit group once and for all.

Speaking to reporters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport upon his arrival from Qatar, Misuari said MNLF troops in Sulu under Ustadz Habier Malik were forced to retaliate and mount a full-scale attack after the bandit group ambushed a group MNLF soldiers.

“We are going to wipe out all traces of kidnapping in our areas. Our people have been waiting for years on end for positive action on the part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine government because we don’t like to harbor these criminal activities in our homeland because this is against the law of God, the law of Islam, the law of Koran. This is intolerable, this is unacceptable,” Misuari said.

Misuari said the MNLF leadership would no longer tolerate the Abu Sayyaf using Sulu as a haven for “criminal activities,” victimizing locals and foreigners alike.

He said he would “make inquiries” from his officers in the field if Jordanian Baker Abdulla Aytani and other foreign hostages had been rescued by the MNLF troops overran at least two Abu Sayyaf camps last Sunday.

“Before I left, I sent very, very influential persons to their (Abu Sayyaf’s) camp to tell them to release him and not use Sulu as haven for criminal activities. [I told them], if they do not listen to us, one day you will be sorry because none of our people, none of our commanders will tolerate this,” Misuari said.

He reiterated this message to the Abu Sayyaf on Saturday: “We are trying to tell the whole world that we are fighting for a civilized, legitimate cause and here you are shaming and demonizing us. We cannot tolerate you forever.”

Misuari claimed that when he was governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao he would have put an end to the kidnappings but government agents coddling the bandits conspired to oust him from office instead.

He charged that the Abu Sayyaf’s activities were being tolerated by the government to justify military operations in Mindanao and to portray the island as a dangerous area before the world so that businessmen and tourists would stay away and Manila could continue the “colonial milieu” in the Bangsamoro homeland.

“Many of the kidnapers are agents of the Philippine Armed Forces, the government. They kidnap inside the city and then turn them (victims) over” to the Abu Sayyaf, Misuari said, adding that this was so because the bandit group’s leader, Radullan Sahiron, “cannot go to the city, he would be arrested by the military, the police and our people.”

Misuari also vented his ire on Malaysia, which he accused of conniving with the Philippine government to enter into a “fake” peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front—a breakway faction of the MNLF— in return for contracts to extract natural gas from the Liguasan Marsh. He said the Bangsamoro’s natural resources were being “stolen” from the people.

Asked how the MNLF forces managed to still possess arms despite the 1996 final peace agreement with the government, Misuari said around 7,500 armed MNLF troops were supposed to have been integrated into the police force but this did not happen because of the stalled implementation of the treaty. He claimed that through the years, thousands of armed guerrillas previously allied with MILF have switched allegiance back to the MNLF.

Misuari led a five-member delegation to a conference of parliamentarians and the leaders’ summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Khartoum, Sudan and Cairo, Egypt, respectively. He was accompanied by his wife Tarhata Ibrahim-Misuari; Dr. Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam, head of the MNLF peace panel secretariat; Bilgadil Albani, director-general of the MNLF in the Middle East; Abdulkarim Tan Misuari, MNLF chief liaison officer in the Gulf States and information minister Mohammed Deen.

He said he was able to obtain a commitment from leaders and lawmakers from OIC-member countries, as well as the new OIC secretary-general, former Saudi Arabian information minister Iyad Madani, for “holistic autonomy” for Mindanao.

The MNLF is recognized by the OIC as representative of Muslim Filipinos in the global organization.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FFSZ7TIZZG47FYQFAZFIGYXKPM Pers

    its been a long time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Sana noon mo pa ginawa yan Noor, di sana angat na angat na ang lugar na iyan dahil sa magagandang tanawin magandang pasyalan. Pero hindi pa naman huli ang lahat para umosad ang progreso sa inyong lugar, para pag wala ng kidnaping makapas yal din kami sa inyo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C5W3U64C4UVICTLIMZBWLLZNEM Arnulfo

      Tama yan sana noon mo pa ginawa yan, binigyan kayo ng pagkakataon eh wala rin nangyari… if hindi lang masama pakinggan dapat ibalik na sa gobyerno ang pamamahala ng ARMM at taga Manila na ang mamuno dito kasi pag taga Mindanao rin eh mauulit lang ang mahabang kasaysayan ng malawakang nakawan ng pera ng gobyerno, nakakasawa na ang mga ganitong hinaing ng mga dating lider na pag wala na sila sa posisyon eh saka pa lang lalabas ang plano… diba noong ARMM governor ka ay imbes na sa ARMM Office of the Regional Governor ka mag office eh sa Manila ka pumupunta ..habang kayo ay nagpapasasa sa pera ay kabaliktaran naman ang sinapit ng iba mong commanders na hindi malapit sa iyo… ang tanging nakaraos lamang ay ikaw at ang mga alipores mo at kabilang na rito ang marami mong asawa at mga kamag-anak.. reklamo nyo di na implement ang R.A 9054 ay kasalanan nyo rin dahil binigyan kayo ng kakarampot na pera sa ARMM ay nag-agawan kayo ng di nyo namamalayan ay inobserbahan na kayo ng gobyerno at nakita ang kahinaan ng grupo nyo…napera lang katapat nyo.Kayanawalan ng tiwala ang gobyerno ng pilipinas ay dahil din sa inyo. dapat noong ginawa ang batas na ito R.A 9054 ay inayos nyo ng mabuti at nang sa gayon ay hindi kayo naghahabol na parang iniwan ng pag-asa….

  • tunderlulo

    Kunin na lang ang mga MNLF na maging sundalo o di kaya ay ipalit si Nur kay Bautista na duwag. Nakakahiya itong si Bautista gradweyt pa naman ng PMA–the Philippine’s finest.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Nung 1997 may mga MNLF integrees trained in Tanay Rizal kasama mga scout Rangers.I’m not sure if kasali pa sila this time.
      Mali naman ng MNLF,ilaban ba naman sa AbuSayyaf mga taga ibang lugar na di sanay sa terrain at in and out sa Jungle.Gawin lang kayong target shooting ng Abu Sayyaf.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EKSPU6WJ2RCLRXCYUU5YEGHFY Nani

    Mabuti pa si Misuari may balls at kayang manindigan. Dapat i-rechannel na ang budget ng AFP laban sa Abus sa MNLF.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    …”Misuari said the MNLF leadership would no longer tolerate the Abu Sayyaf using Sulu as a haven for “criminal activities,” victimizing locals and foreigners alike.”

    Ibig sabihin tolerable noon ang Abu sa MNLF.
    A nakakita ng puwang si Misuari. Baka sakali mapansin makapagbangon puri.

    • Kairosphil

      siguro ibig niyan sabihin ay tapos na ang grace sa abu sayaf… period na.. tama na sobra na!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

        Oo nga sobra na pero ang hindi maganda kay Nur sumasakay siya ngayon laos na. Dapat noon pa kung sincere ang mnlf sa peace mg mindanao sila na ang unang umupak sa abu-s. Pero kung uupakan niya na ngayon bago yung salita e pwede pa siya makabangon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HURHTRIVVZLV2NZWFGQHNDGPKY isaac

     WHY ONLY NOW? SNAIL BRAIN. DAMAGE IS DONE, NOT ONLY ON YOUR GROUP BUT TO THE ENTIRE FILIPINO PEOPLE. KUDOS! YOU DID A RIGHT THINGS AND HOPING THAT YOU WILL STAND WITH YOUR WORDS AND OF YOUR MNLF GROUP THAT THIS BARBARIC CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521717898 Loreto Ledesma

    ..if Mr. Misuari do not recognized the Bangsa Moro Framework Agreement.. it has to be referred to Supreme Court. as early .. just like the MOA-AD…na agapan..

  • calixto909

    I agree with the contentions of Nur when he says that the government isn’t interested in ending the rebellion of the NPA and the terrorist activity of the Abuy Sayyaf because of the huge sum of money that the President pockets per his  unaudited peace and order and intelligence fund amounting to 6 billion pesos annually and also the allocation of the AFP where the high ranking generals withdraw at their own discretion.

    With this presidential perk, who is the president that would end a war? Only a lunatic. Pera na gawin mo pang bato. Even a saint would be tempted to stash his/her vault with this kind of money so easy to get so long as there is war to justify its expenditure kuno.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      For this same reason,the Al Qaeda’s story will continue till eternity.America’s hunting them endlessly,sucking all the taxpayer’s money.
      The Govt. are not serious in stampimg out Jueteng,how can they beat the NPA,Abu Sayyaf?

      • Kairosphil

        korek po.. 

  • lostRunes

    And the government wants the MNLF investigated?  They should be thankful instead!

    The government is under pressure to come up with a real peace deal with Moro islamic liberation forces, since they already announced to the whole world that peace has been achieved because of the “Framework agreement”. Kung baga nagyabang na yung administrasyon na ang sarap ng ulam ang napirmahan palang yung ingredients.

    Ano bang ginawa ng MILF? Bukod sa pagbomba nung LRT ng Rizal Day Bombings at patayin yung 19 soldiers natin, nagsorry ba sila? HINDI! Kinampihan pa ng presidente dun sa ambush na ginawa nila tapos may P5 million pa itong binigay sa grupo nung secret meeting nila sa Japan.

    Good luck replacing MNLF with the MILF Mr. President. MNLF has a real PEACE deal with the government. Up to now, your negotiators are having problems persuading the MILF-Bangsamoro-Independent-Homeland fighters to sign a peace deal. And the MNLF are ready for war in case that will happen.

    Not even the Aquino-worshipping Inqrer and ABs can save you now.

  • Roy Rosales

    i was about to type[why only now]when i noticed it printed by asacs comments 2 lines below. nur misuari has all the time in the world to just do that with the abu sayaff before during his incumbency as arrm governor.its too late the hero for an alumni of the U.P.college of law

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      Misuari is not from UP College of Law.

      But I agree with you. Why only now? The recent MILF agreement will make MNLF irrelevant. MNLF is aiming to esatblish their own distinct territory as future bargaining chip.

      ..I am just sad, Misuari did not only failed his people. he also made peace process an ineffective mechamism to achieve development. Such a failure …

      • joshmale2004

        Misuari is an alumni of UP and graduated thru scholarship. he later taught Political Science in 1960 at UP.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

        Yes he is a UP Alumni..but not from UP College of Law.. If Misuari a graduate of UP College of Arts and Science, he is NOT from UP College of Law nor he is UP College of Law Alumni

      • joshmale2004

        Ah Ok. I got your point Bro. You are correct indeed. My apology for correcting you.

      • Kairosphil

        @joshmale. why ask for an apology? you said, “Misuari is an alumni of UP and graduated thru scholarship. he later taught Political Science in 1960 at UP.” you did not say,he is from UP College of Law” Bawiin mo apology.. Pareho naman kayong tama. that’s the Reply of George to Roy!

  • gin bulag

    i thought he is the good guy. now he is blaming everybody except himself. watch out another headache in the making in mindanao.

  • Fulpol

    MNLF: “we don’t owned the Abu Sayyaf group”..

    so who owns the Abu Sayyaf group?

    there is a conspiracy??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      di ba ang nagtatag nito ay ang gobyerno di natin? Parang iyan ang balilita noon…

  • $38346712

    Let’s apply to Nur the principle of second chance. This will make the Philippines great again if we have tolerance to people to stand up again for a higher and nobler cause.

  • RomyLitz

    Before we learned about the massacre in Cotabato enabled by the generals who did nothing to prevent the killing of 57 innocent victims by Ampatuan, we know now the the ambush in Antimonan, Quezon as reported by the NBI, was a military operations or murder by Marantan’s group, and now Misuari revelaed on live coverage that the military men in Mindanao were the real kidnappers who turned them over to Abbu Sayyaf for a price..Too late the whistle blower? Nope, it is better than nothing. It is confirmed by Misuari that our military are not only murderers they are also very corrupt and the major kidnappers!! Misuari maybe a kidnapper himself since as the movie, Training Day, said, it takes a wolf to catch a wolf !! The AFP and Abbu Sayyaf or MILF or NPAs, it appears are the MNLF’s competitors in kidnapping ,arsons and extortionism.

  • $14141131

    So the Misuari group tolerated the Abu Sayyaf before. Will the MILF do the same to the AS and BIFF? Miserable Philippines.

  • http://www.alamat.com.ph/ Daniel Andrei R. Garcia

    “deciksion” hehehe, editor

  • PinasK0ngMahal

    Misuari is now trying to be relevant for fear of losing millions.  For years, siya at mga generals nya ang nakinabang sa ARMM. May pameeting=meeting pa sa Qatar, habang mga tao sa ARMM tuloy ang hirap. Nakatira sa mala palasyo na bahay habang mga tao sa ARMM nagtitiis sa mga bulok na kalsada. and ive heard pag nagkasakit sa Saudi nagpapa Ospital…bwsit…

  • PinasK0ngMahal

    on second thought, hindi kaya isa lng tong THREAT ni misuari to the govt not to set him aside or he will create disturbance in Mndanao

  • virgo57

    Let these bandits and parasites Muslim terrorists fight each other until their extinction. They are one and the same genes utak pulbora.Misuari, huwag kanang sumawsaw at ipilit ang sarili matagal ng tapos ang terminology ni Tabako Ramos. You must reciprocate of the goodwil rendered by the government whom you abused.

    • mark_john21

       Your kind of person should be the first to be kidnapped and be fed to the sharks in Sulu sea. You are worse than utak pulbura. The kind of mentality that you have is the one that is  holding back this country.

      • virgo57

        I can commiserate being sympathetic to your tribesmen a misplaced loyalty akih!

      • mark_john21

        Not an akih, Don’t presume that all Christian Filipinos share your medieval views. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JARYNA7OIPRQXJHQU4QPWESEIM Angel Jr

    AFP puro paporma…walang binanbat sa mga abu sayaf…AFP walang silbi sa bayan. AFP walang pakinabang, sayang lang ang tiwala at ginasto sa inyo ng sambayanang pilipino. buti pa palitan na lang kayo ng MNLF…kakahiya kayo…duwag at walang dangal. ang tagal tagal ng nagdusa ang mga pilipino sa mga abu sayaf pero hinayaan nyo sila sa kanilang gawain.

    • KonsensyaNgBayan

      Liderato ng AFP ang batikusin mo at huwag mong isama ang lahat sa AFP. Sana`y makita mo ang paghahanda at kabuhayan ng mga Non-Commision Officers para magbago ang paniniwala mo. Pawis, Dugo, at Buhay nila ang kanilang itinataya habang ikaw ay natutulog, kumakain, at kasama ang mga pamilya mo. “Kapatid sa Kapatid, Laman sa Laman, tayo-tayo ang naglalaban hindi naman natin alam ang dahilan”…Asin!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    “Many of the kidnapers are agents of the Philippine Armed Forces, the government. They kidnap inside the city and then turn them (victims) over” to the Abu Sayyaf, Misuari said, adding that this was so because the bandit group’s leader, Radullan Sahiron, “cannot go to the city, he would be arrested by the military, the police and our people.”

    May topak talaga ‘tong si Misuari noong siya ang namumuno ano ang ginawa niya? Inubos niya ang pondo sa hindi malamang dahilan nagliwaliw siya at naglagi sa mga mamahaling hotel at ngayon ay ume-epal na naman. Ewan ko lang kung dapat ka pang pakinggan, isa ka rin corrupt….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C5W3U64C4UVICTLIMZBWLLZNEM Arnulfo

      Ito nga talaga
      ang punto sila-sila rin yan the fact is they are living in the same
      island, hindi sa binabalewala natin ang karunungan at paano pinaglaban ni
      Misuari ang mga Moro noon, kaso ngayon iba na kasi gaya ng nasabi ko sa nauna
      kong comment, binigyan siya ng malaking pagkakataon at ni hindi nila nakita
      ang pagpahalaga sa mga tao sa ARMM. Sila lang nakinabang rito at nagpagamit pa
      sa ibang politician.Nkakakawa nag mga MNLF na hindi nakapasok sa AFP/PNP kasi
      pinapasuot pa ito ng uniporme kahit wala silang sweldo nanatili sila sa bundok
      naghihintay sa kawalan ng pag-asa samantalng kayo ay nasa malamig na lugar
      kasma ng alipores nyo…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    this is interesting.. i have heard from locals that Abu Sayyaf is being coddled by PHL agents.. hopefully the peace agreement between the MILF should fail and Malaysia should not be in any way part of the negotiations… 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      maraming nagsasabi na hawak nga ng mga militar ang mga ABU SAYYAF…

  • Kairosphil

    Galing ni Prof Misuari! ang …. ay talagang galit sa kapwa….!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

    ayos yan, exercise nyo lang yan, pang ready kung sakaling lulusob ang china

    • Trisikad Driver

      VFA? nila…hhaahaha

  • XY ZEE

    Wag paniwalaan ang mga muklo.
    Yang MNLF at ASG ay magkakamaganak lang naman.
    Isang malaking kalokohan ang balitang magpapatayan ang magkadugo na muklo para sa “kabuthian ng bayan”.

  • rapas_gamrud

    Nur you are nagpapapansin.Noong gov ka ng ARMM  wala ka ginawa at namayagpag pa lalo ang Abusayyaf.Mukhang gusto mo lang insultuhin ang AFP at sabihin na silay inutil at walang ginagawa.

  • whyinthisworld

    You better shut your dirty big mouth misuari. We know what you want, position and billions of money. After this, you will be singing happy days are here again. I don’t think this government will believe and be fooled by you, again. Why don’t you explain a billion people’s money lost while you were a governor. I understand you have taken pictures of bridges, roads and infrastructures which you have submitted to government auditors to liquidate a huge amount of money entrusted on you thru the courtesy of fidel ramos. Those pictures were from aparri, part of luzon, visayas and mindanao but not from your area of jurisdiction.  

  • Rovingmoron

    I liked what the MNLF did to the ASG. I think Misuari is right this time. Allowing the ASG elements to sow chaos in the province of Sulu and other parts of Mindanao will do no good to the peace-loving Muslims. The ransom money that the ASG gets from kidnappings are exclusively for them. Unless, these kidnappings were designed by some corrupt military, police and local government officials who wanted to make money, and lots of money, in cahoots with the ASG.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

     ibig lang ipakita ni misuari sa gobyerno ng pilipinas na may ipin pa rin sila at wag basta balewalain.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Dealing with MNLF and MILF the diplomatic way does not help eradicate these groups. MNLF rebels were already integrated to the military during Ramos time, however, we see that they are back to their old ways. I foresee that this will happen to the MILF ad well. After a few years of peace and inactivity and a hundred million pesos richer, they will be back to being rebels.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FFSZ7TIZZG47FYQFAZFIGYXKPM Pers

    BAKA SA HATIAN NG PERA.

  • Pedro_Gil

    KSP o wala nang naniniwala sa kanya dahil kurap siya ang tawag diyan

  • $19543087

    “We could not tolerate you forever” says Misuari.  Therefore he was complicit all this years when the Abu Sayaf was committing all those despicable crimes. As head of the autonomous region, it was his duty to protect the people within his region and yet he tolerated them to kidnap & kill until now.  Why?  Misuari you have your chance to show your people how honest & sincere you are in uplifting their lives.  But you turn out to be a CROOK life the Ampatuan!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Di mo ba nabasa ang nasabi niya? Hinayaan niya ang gobyerno ang gumawa pero di nga naman kaya ng gobyerno natin, kaya sila na lang daw ang gagaawa..

      Ka Nur, nawa nga matupad ang inyong minimithi, kasama na ang pag reclaim ng SABAH……..

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Well…….. welcome to civilized world.

  • bogli_anakdami

    hay naku, kunyari lang yan…

    kc, gustong nakahingi ng abuloy si gung gong misuari from oic…

    i remember gung gong misuari while he was “incarcerated (daw)” dito sa santa rosa laguna… allah eh ang kanyang ‘sang tambaks na asawa eh labas pasok doon sa resort… anong klaseng presohan yun?

    heto na naman, pumapapel ulit…

  • dodot24

    Misuari panahon na para gumawa ng paraan  matahimik na ang  Muslim province. Uo are doing the right direction… sana maging sucessfull ka. 

  • kismaytami

    Di na ba kayo hinahatian ng mga terorista sa kita, nur?

  • pasaway008ako

    Ano ba iyan? Totoo ba ang sinasabi ni Misuari? Kaya naman pala hindi na natigil ang gulo sa south dahil sa kalokohan na sinabi ni Misuari! Mga kawal pala ang pasimuno ng gulo!!!

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