Category Archives: Extremism

Cardinal on desecration of chapel: “be calm” and follow path of peace, not revenge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 November) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal,  Orlando Quevedo on Tuesday condemned the “abhorrent desecration” of the Catholic chapel in Labu-labu, Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao, described it as  “most disturbing and provocative” but urged Catholics to “be calm” and “despite provocation, follow the Lord’s injunction of peace and not revenge.” Quevedo, the […]

OUR MARAWI: I am sorry, too

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Sir, you had repeatedly expressed apologies to Marawi City residents. Allow me to take my democracy and express my apologies, too. I am very sorry, Mayor, that you have to be the one to apologize for the extremists’ attack, the military response and the resulting deaths, destruction and displacement in the […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Troop visit, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. 02 June 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO 102ND INFANTRY BRIGADE [Delivered at Brgy. Igsoon, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay | 02 June 2017]  [speech […]

Maguindanaon women urged to fight ‘extremism’

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 March) — Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu on Monday urged Maguindanaon women to help government rid Moro communities of “violent extremism and radicalization”. Speaking during the celebration of Women’s Month, Mangudadatu said, “ We should not allow extreme minds to persuade among our youth or husbands. Mothers have bigger role to play […]

MARGINALIA: Islamic, un-Islamic, or Islamist?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /19 January) – At the sideline of a peace-building symposium-workshop at the height of the national electoral campaign period last year, the casual conversation between two long-time friends, a Muslim NGO worker and a Mindanao-based non-Muslim journalist, turned into a heated argument over an ‘accurate’ descriptive word for such groups as the […]

PEACETALK: Terrorism denies God

(Speech delivered at the “Thirst For Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” in Assisi, Italy on September 18-20, 2016, on the Panel Discussion “Terrorism Denies God.” Pope Francis addressed some 400 participating leaders from various religions worldwide, on September 20, the World Day of Prayer for Peace). Introductory Context Some two weeks ago on September […]

PEACETALK: Islam promotes and desires peace, with justice and dignity, for all human beings

(Speech delivered at the International Meeting “Thirst For Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” in Assisi, Italy on September 18-20, 2016, on the Panel Discussion “Terrorism Denies God.” Pope Francis addressed some 400 participating leaders from various religions worldwide, on September 20, the World Day of Prayer for Peace). In the Name of GOD, Most […]

Quevedo, Murad: extremism should not be identified with religion itself

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) — Extremism should not be identified with religion itself, Mindanao’s lone Cardinal and the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said in the panel discussion “Terrorism Denies God” during the “Thirst for Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” conference in Assisi, Italy last week. “Pope Francis has […]

8 Rules of Engagement Taught by the Prophet Muhammad

Extremism ‘experts’ are everywhere these days. Assertions thrive about what Shariah law allows, especially when it comes to warfare and ‘Jihad’. Two very unlikely bedfellows, Islamophobes and extremists, have taken up one allegation, that Islam is violent, and run with it. They both misquote Islamic sources to prove their shared fantasies, and to good effect, […]