Bearer of the Sword


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Noun1.Bearer of the Sword - a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the PhilippinesBearer of the Sword - a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping; "In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
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Abu Sayyaf, or Bearer of the Sword, said it would behead the hostages if it did not receive a ransom of 300 million pesos (U.
The Abu Sayyaf - which means The Bearer of the Sword - is one of four Moro rebel groups operating mostly in the southern Philippines.