Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Classic bloodlust pagan tribal warfare tactics in the Phillipines, folks. How bloodlust pagan tribalists seized power.
Kidnapped farmer beheaded by Filipino al-Qaeda militants after family fail to pay ransom
A Filipino farmer kidnapped by Muslim militants has been beheaded after his family failed to pay a ransom for his release.
Police in the Phillipines have recovered the severed head of farm owner Doroteo Gonzales, 61, who had been snatched by gunmen on April 25.
He was taken from his house in the southern Zamboanga city to the nearby Basilan Island, where al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels are holding at least another five people following a surge of ransom kidnappings.
At least three gunmen believed to be involved in Gonzales' abduction have been arrested, regional military spokesman Captain Neil Estrella said.
Police found Gonzales' severed head in Basilan's Akbar town yesterday, said Chief Inspector Rolando Democrito.
The victim's family had failed to pay a ransom of 25 million pesos ($525,000) for his release, he added.
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