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Islamists to Impose Sharia Law in the Philippines Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Dec 12, 2013, 11:10 PM

The Filipino Government in Manila may soon agree to let militant Muslims rule over the Mindanao region of the country, which permits them to impose sharia law on residents. Sharia law is considered harsh since it calls for adulterers and their mistresses to be stoned to death.

According to the Asia Times, "Philippine President Benigno Aquino's government announced on Sunday that it had reached a tentative power-sharing deal with the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) over contested territories on the southern island of Mindanao. Whether the agreement ends the four-decade long conflict that has taken more than 100,000 lives, however, is still highly uncertain."

Islamist jihadists can enjoy autonomy in Mindanao, which allows them to run the local government.  

As reported by the Asia Times, "The move effectively abolishes the previous Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) created in 1989 and provides the MILF with 58 exclusive powers, including autonomous allowances to form an Islamic parliament, establish a banking system and wield power over ancestral domain and certain natural resources within its jurisdiction. The two sides still have not agreed over who should control the region's water resources."

President Barack Obama has already pledged his support for the agrement.

To read the entire article from the Asia Times, link here:

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