Rajah Sulaiman Movement
The Rajah Sulaiman Movement is an organization in the Philippines, founded by Ahmed Santos in 1991. 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] 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]
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] 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]
- 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.
- Philippines arrests key militants - BBC.com
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