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Beheading of Canadian condemned

The Philippine National Police has urged all Muslims, particularly those in Basilan and Sulu, to unite in driving away the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group in their communities.

The PNP also urged the public not to share the video purportedly released by the Abu Sayyaf Group that shows the actual beheading of Canadian Robert Hall on June 13.

Senior Supt. Robert Fajardo, head of the police Anti-Kidnapping Group, said what the ASG did on Hall was unacceptable since it was done during the holy month of Ramadan.

“This is the time when Muslims around the world focus on fasting, praying, giving charity, and religious devotion, refraining from violence, anger, greed, envy, and lust,” said Fajardo.

With the beheading, Fajardo said the ASG only showed an anti-Islam action that must be condemned.

“Let all Muslim particularly in Sulu to unite para itaboy natin ang ASG na nanggugulo at hindi sumusunod sa sinasaad ng Koran. Hindi na makatao ang ginagawang pagpugot ng ASG,” said Fajardo.

“This beheading is un-Islamic and inhuman. I appeal to our Muslim brothers to help us put a stop to this senseless beheadings of innocent victims,” he added. (Aaron B. Recuenco)