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Muslim women, soldiers take part in Hijab run for peace

Filipino Muslims and members of the Philippine military join a fun run in support of a preliminary peace agreement between the government and the nation's largest Muslim rebel group in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Oct. 14, 2012. Philippine officials hope a preliminary peace deal the government recently clinched with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will eventually turn the 11,000-strong insurgent group into a formidable force against the remnants of the Abu Sayyaf and other radicals, including several Indonesian and Malaysian militants believed to be taking cover in the southern Mindanao region. AP PHOTO

This is what “fun” in fun run should be all about. On the eve of the signing of a landmark peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic on Sunday joined “happy” Muslim hijabis in a run aimed at fostering religious understanding.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »