The declaration of Martial law here, means only two things for us – we can achieve our independence and our martyrdom.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [05.29.17] – The Spokesperson of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters [BIFF] has expressed scepticism on Monday evening over the government’s intention to welcome help from members of Moro National Liberation Front [MNLF] in fighting Maute group.
Abu Amir, the BIFF Spokesperson told The Philippine Examiner in a phone interview from Central Mindanao that he do not buy the idea whith what President Rodrigo R. Duterte have said.
“Hindi ako makapaniwala sa President na kakatutulungin ng pamahalaan ang mga kaanib ng MNLF sa pakikipag bakbakan laban sa Maute group, dahil ito ay ipinagbabawal sa kautusan ng aming pananampalataya sa Islam, hindi kailangang lumaban at pumatay ang isang Muslim sa kapwa niyang kapwa Muslim, paliwanag ni Abu Amir.”
[I just simply can not believe to what President Duterte has said that he is willing to welcome a help from the memebers of the Moro National Liberation Front to fight the Maute group, because this is against to the Koranic teaching to fight or kill his fellow Muslim,] Abu Amir explained.
Abu Amir’s exclusive interview came after President Rodrigo R. Duterte statement admitting that a letter came from Nur P. Misuari and was sent to him.
The President on Saturday told soldiers that MNLF founder Nur Misuari sent him a letter offering help in going after the Maute group, which attacked and burned down parts of Marawi City.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines [AFP] through its Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told Palace reporters that the President’s latest statement reflects unity.
Abu Amir welcomes Martial Law in BIFF territories
The Spokeperson of BIFF also admitted of his admiration to the Martial law declaration in Marawi City made by President Duterte last May 23 like the majority of Muslims and other Mindanaons does – they appreciated the declaration.
According to Amir’s perspective, if it’s the only way for us mujahedins to be in [Jannah] the paradise, he is the only the President to do this.
The declaration of Martial law here, means only two things for us – we can achieve our independence and our martyrdom. The Bangsamoro will be liberated under the Martial law, if we can’t achieve independence we will be martyrs.
Every individual when became a martyrs, each martyr could help lift 72 souls of our relatives who have died out of Hell from our mother side, and, 72 from our father side, as it is written in the Holy Koran and from Hadith of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, he explained.
In the same vein, Abu Amir has categorically denied ties nor extending any supports to Maute group. Our freedom fighters maintains defensive positions within our areas of responsibilities and is ready to defend our ancestral domains against intruders.
Martial law has not yet felt in BIFF territories, its only the implementation of military checkpoints along the national highways in Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato areas are visible and but these areas remains generally peaceful, Abu Amir ended.