Hundreds of thousands of Bangsamoro Muslims from all walks of life came onto the streets of the major cities of Mindanao on October 23 and 24, in rallies and demonstrations to demand the separation of their homeland from the Republic of the Philippines.
The struggle of the Malay Bangsamoro people began almost 500 years ago, when Spain invaded the three independent Muslim principalities - the Sultanates of Sulu and Maguindanao, and the Confederated Sultanates of Ranao - which governed mainland Mindanao and the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Palawan. Mindanao and these islands today constitute what is known as the ‘southern Philippines.’ Islam had been here for some 200 years before the Spanish arrived.
Three days of preliminary talks (February 8-10) between the technical committees of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government, at the Da’wah Center at Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat Municipality, Maguindanao Province...
At a time when the Philippine mililtary is under immense pressure from the mujahideen of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao, the Manila regime has tried to give the rival Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) a new lease of life.
A Monthly Newsmagazine from Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT)
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