Monday, June 11, 2007

Italian priest abducted in Philippines

10 gunman kidnapped a 57 year old Italian Roman Catholic priest in Payao township in Zamboanga's Sibugay province.Father Giancarlo Bossi, was riding his motorcycle when the armed men blocked his path and then seized him.The kidnappers are believed to be Moslem, but,Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), said it is helping Filipino authorities track down the kidnappers.
A report in Asia says otherwise.According to Philippine Army Colonel Paderanga, the kidnap leader was identified as Aka Kedie, a MILF guerrilla leader.
What do the kidnappers hope to accomplish by such a barbaric display? Do they believe they can win the hearts and minds of people with terrorism?Kidnapping innocent bystanders is the work of, it's really lower than swine.

1 comment:

Olga said...

Hi Robert,

sadly, they are in it only for the money. winning hearts and minds was never part of the agenda. kidnapping is a very lucrative activity in that part of the Philippines.