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Philippines: Misunderstanders of Islam murder five, wound 13 in jihad attack on crowded bus

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

The jihadis are attacking us all over the world. It is time we fight back.

From http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/01/philippines-misunderstanders-of-islam-murder-five-wound-13-in-jihad-attack-on-crowded-bus.html

More dawah and bridge-building. “Philippine Officials See Link to Islamic Militants in Bus Explosion,” from VOA News, January 26:

Philippine authorities say Tuesday’s deadly bomb attack on a passenger bus in Manila has the hallmarks of terrorist attacks in the nation’s turbulent south.Five people were killed and at least 13 others wounded when the bomb ripped apart a bus as it was traveling near Manila’s Makati business district. The blast was so powerful it damaged a nearby concrete wall.

Officials say the remotely-detonated improvised bomb used in the attack was similar to those used by Muslim insurgents who have been fighting a decades-long battle for a separate homeland in the southern Philippines, but did not mention any specific group.

No group has claimed responsibility for the Manila attack so far.

Abu Sayyaf, a group linked to al-Qaida, has been linked to terrorist attacks in the region for years. The group has also been blamed for a similar bus bombing in Manila in 2005 on the same road as Tuesday’s bombing. Four people were killed in that attack….

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