Rajah Sulaiman Movement

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The Rajah Sulaiman Movement[1] is an organization in the Philippines, founded by Ahmed Santos in 1991.[2] Its membership consists of Filipino Christians who have converted to Islam and it is now one of the major conflicts in the Philippines.[dead link][3] According to the Philippine government, the group's soldiers have been trained, financed and governed by Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah, a Philippine terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda.[dead link][3]

The group is named after Rajah Sulaiman III, a 16th-century Muslim chieftain of Manila who fought the Spaniards during the colonization of the Philippines.[dead link][3] Similar to the Abu Sayyaf, the members belonging to this group claim they want to re-establish the Islamic government and its religion in the Philippines.[dead link][3]

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  1. ^ Also known as Rajah Solaiman Islamic Movement (RSIM). See Banlaoi, Rommel (2009). "Media and Terrorism in the Philippines: The Rajah Solaiman Islamic Movement". Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. 4 (1). doi:10.1080/18335300.2009.9686924. 
  2. ^ Philippines arrests key militants - BBC.com
  3. ^ a b c d Ticking Time Bombs - msnbc.com

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