A terrorist enemy that hides among civilians– is elusive.

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“No,” says General Lito Sobejana in his native language Tagalog. “You cannot pay the ransom.”

I listen to him as he speaks patiently on the phone with the desperate wife of a man kidnaped by Islamic extremists. He translates the conversation when he hangs up the phone.

“She wants to try to raise ransom money,” he tells me. “They told her they would cut off his head today if she didn’t pay. But we have a strict ‘no ransom’ policy.”

The day before my meeting with the general, his men attempted a rescue and there was a fatal firefight. Six of the terrorists were killed. One of the general’s men was shot but survived…(continued)

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5 Responses to “A terrorist enemy that hides among civilians– is elusive.”

  1. Bruce
    September 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

    The link to The Hill article is actually the link to your book

  2. Josh Stern
    September 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    The link to your Hill article is broken.

  3. Gail Peterson
    September 24, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    The link to the article takes me to Amazon. No article. 😳

  4. Liz Wagner
    September 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    Interesting to also see this report, which suggests Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit Rohingya in India and Bangladesh for an insurgency against the government in Myannmar. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/india-using-chilli-sprays-stun-grenades-to-dissuade-rohingya-muslim-refugees-influx

  5. Linda
    September 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

    Sharyl, I thank you for exposing the corrupt Islamic terrorists in the Phillipines. May the Lord Jesus, The Christ bless General Sobejana.