Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Malaysia busts new terror group that as inked to extremists in the Southern Philippines;
The new splinter group authorities say here in the region had a higher level of education and technology skills as opposed to those in the field.
The group has been called the Asian al qaeda 'geek squad' by sources at the Malaysian counter terrorism center which works with other south east Asian governments in combating the spread of terrorism from extremist groups.
A number of high tech bomb making virtual online schools have been traced to Malaysia and the government there has been attempting to counter with mainstream Islamic schools and websites to counter the violent propaganda of the extremists sects in the region.
Authorities in the region are increasingly alarmed over increased recruiting among disgruntled and anti-western younger highly educated Asian Muslims who see the war on terror as a clash of cultures or religion..
These Arrests also marks one of the few times Malaysian authorities have publicly discussed arrests or successes versus groups seen as linked to Jemaah Islamiah and Al Qaeda.
Malaysia's Sipadan resort kidnapping marked the entry of local extremists in the southern Philippines the Abu Sayyaf on the world stage when they kidnapped 22 people from a resort on the island between Malaysia and the Philippines in the Eastern Malaysian portion of Borneo Island.
Malaysia Star - Terror group busted
… By WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES
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Growing global violence versus journalists noted
Journalist Killings: Global trend noted ‘Bullets of rebutal” silencing many scribes arcoss the world
Global problem? : Journalist killings on the rise says conference hundreds of reports from all over the globe are showing this alarming condition- while the philippines remains in the top of the list increasingly jounrnalist welfare groups are noting a marked increase in violence versus Journalists ranging from beatings to killings to attacks on media offices in a wave of attacks across the world.
Suspects include crime syndicates, political reprisals, government death squads, rebel groups even tough competition in some places.
" 146 journalists had been killed doing their job last year, 48 in Iraq…." IPI report
While the cases here in the Philippines grab our headlines - with five this year so far- this censorship by gunfire is slowy rising in many places across the globe making journalism in troublespots and countries where the killings happen "a dangerous life" indeed.
Murder 'is the cheapest form of censorship' cotsman, United Kingdom - The conference heard journalists were being targeted in countries such as the Philippines, Colombia and Haiti.