Moro Islamic Liberation Front

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Noun1.Moro Islamic Liberation Front - a terrorist group in the southern Philippines formed in 1977 to establish an independent Islamic state for the Moros; have clashed with troops at United States bases
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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Then there are Arabic books donated by Hashim Salamat, late founder of the MILF, and English books authored by Mohager Iqbal, former chief MILF negotiator.
RELATED:No moving on from Marcos-era massacres and abuse, Bangsamoro group says The massacre was a rallying point for Misuari and his ally from Maguindanao, the cleric Hashim Salamat , who studied Islamic theology at the Al-Azhar University in Egypt, to recruit for the MNLF and to fight for self-rule.
"Hassan used to be part the MILF's elite force and among the close-in guards of the late MILF chair Hashim Salamat. But when Salamat died, Hassan and some of his colleagues left the MILF and formed the Al-Khobar Group," the officer claimed.
The parent movement is, itself, a breakaway group from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), originally established in 1984 under the hardline leadership of Hashim Salamat with the aim of creating an independent Islamic state in all areas of the southern Philippines where M uslims have traditionally been a majority.
When Marcos issued another presidential proclamation on July 25 in the same year that entailed the creation of the Regional Autonomous Government for western and central Mindanao, the MNLF was split into three with the emergence of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front under Hashim Salamat and MNLF-Reformist under Dimas Pundatu.
Hashim Salamat, 61, was chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which has been waging a decades-long war for an independent Muslim territory in the southern Philippines.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, established by Muslim leader Hashim Salamat in 1978, has been fighting for an Islamic state in the southern Philippines.
They bolted the MNLF along with senior rebel leader Ustadz Hashim Salamat in the early 1980s and founded the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which is more religious in character.
Murad joined the MILF in 1981, following the leadership struggle between the late Hashim Salamat and Nur Misuari, chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
According to LtGen (ret) Orlando Soriano, then GRP chief negotiator with MILF Chairman Hashim Salamat, these were key indicators that the MILF leadership wanted real peace in Mindanao - because they were already so weary from continuous fighting.
Murad had assumed leadership of the MILF with the death of founding chairman Hashim Salamat that year.
Those given safe conduct passes were MILF chairman Hashim Salamat and his comrades Al Hadz Ibrahim Murad, Aleem Aziz Mimbantas, Ghadzali Jaafar, Eid Kabalu Nortel, Datucan Abas Mogagher Iqbal, Lanag Li, Omas Pasigan, Nurudin Ibrahim and Toks Ibrahim.