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Un-Islamic FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/23/2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Un-Islamic



FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/23/2010


Just as there is no solid Catholic vote, so too, is there no solid Muslim vote.

But like the Catholic bishops who meddle in political affairs, so too do the Muslim religious leaders, or Immans, meddle in politics, with these leaders issuing a "fatwa" on former President Joseph Estrada, Sen. Mar Roxas and former Sen. Franklin Drilon.

Yet that fatwa issued is clearly partisan, in the sense that these Muslim religious leaders issued such on account of (a) Erap’s 2000 all-out war against the Muslim secessionists, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and (b) Roxas and Drilon’s opposition to the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MoA-AD) which, if it had not been struck down by the high court, would have carved up the Republic and handed over to the MILF a sizable chunk of the Philippines, including lands populated by Christian settlers, apart from giving in to the Moro rebels their move to establish an independent Islamic state, within the Philippine state.

What these Muslim religious leaders are mouthing, in issuing the fatwa, is what the MILF is demanding, which make these Islamic leaders highly partisan toward the MILF, and not necessarily toward the entire Muslim community in the country..... MORE



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