Philippines: 49 Police Officers Slaughtered in Islamic ‘No-Go Zone’

There is a report coming from The Philippines that 49 members of an elite police unit were killed early Sunday while attempting to enter an Islamic zone to arrest suspected terrorists.

The most disturbing aspect of this report is that the police are being blamed for the killings because they did not contact Moro Islamic Liberation Front officials and let them know of their intentions to make arrests.

The feeling of the guerrillas is that this area is clearly under Islamic Law (sharia) and under no jurisdiction of national or local police forces.

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