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Wednesday

Justice Islamic Movement: A New Moro Rebel Group in Mindanao?

  
          There is a news that a new group of radical Muslim has been founded in Mindanao. The group is called Justice Islamic Movement (JIM) and it was organized by Mohamad Ali Tambako who is a former member of Bansangmoro Islamic Freedom Fighters founded by Ameril Umbra Kato.

            Based on a report, Kato and Tambako had irreconcilable differences on some issues about the Muslim lives in Mindanao. But there is no confirmation if the JIM and the BIFF has the same principles. The BIFF wants to build a Islamic State in Mindanao that will governed by strict Sharia laws.
            According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Col. Restituto Padila, based on their intelligence report, Tambako undergone training in the Middle East after he quitted from BIFF then he formed his own group of jihadist. Reportedly, the JIM have already 70 members and currently strengthen their forces.
            The AFP believed that the group of Tambako is cuddling the bomb expert basit Usman and five foreign militants. Usman is one of the targets of the Special Action Forces (SAF) in Mamasapano operation, but he made to escape from police troops.
            On the other hand, the issue about the Bansangmoro Basic Law is still a hot issue today. Filipino people have different perception if this should be passed or not  to become a law. Others believed that it should be passed to attain peace in Mindanao while others believed that it is not the answer to the problem. There is a possibility that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF) will just boost their forces under this system. The revolt also in Mindanao will never end because there are armed groups doesn’t agree to the BBL like the MNLF, BIFF and the new formed group JIM.



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