BIFM snubs cases filed vs leaders
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) said that the cases filed against key leaders of the group would not affect their organization.
“Filing of cases against us is an old story. And we see no problem with it,” said BIFM spokesman Abu Misry Mama.
The rebel spokesman said that they are fighting as mujahideen and would not yield to political harassment.
More than 100 BIFM members including top leader Ustadz Ameril Umra Kato and Mama were charged with murder and multiple murder for the recent attacks against government forces in North Cotabato and Maguindanao in August this year.
Mama said they will not allow any arrests to happen.
He hinted that the government must first prioritize catching the perpetrators of the gruesome November 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
The massacre, which is also known as Ampatuan massacre, left at least 58 people dead including 34 journalists. - Rappler.com