According to some "Terrorism" is something GW Bush "made up" to scare us. If you lived in the Phils you might see things differently.
Rights group issues report on terrorism in the Philippines
Islamist groups including the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization have killed or wounded more than 1,700 people in the Philippines since 2000, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.
The rights watchdog said that the toll in the Philippines had surpassed the number of casualties for the same period in Indonesia, including in the 2002 Bali bombings.
"Extremist armed groups have spread terror among civilians in the Philippines," said John Sifton, senior researcher on terrorism and counterterrorism at Human Rights Watch.
"They have bombed buses carrying workers, food markets where people were shopping, airports where relatives were waiting for loved ones and ferry boats carrying families," he said.
The rights group's 28-page report, Lives Destroyed: Attacks on Civilians in the Philippines, details bombings, kidnappings, executions and shootings mostly in Mindanao, Basilan, Jolo and other southern islands.
The group criticized the Philippine government for not prosecuting those responsible for attacks, saying that although numerous suspects had been arrested, very few had been successfully brought to trial.
Here's a new strategy for everyone everywhere to consider. Stop trying to negotiate and make peace with these kooks.