Terror 2.0: Islamic State now recruiting in Philippines and Indonesia

A few months back we wrote a piece here about the U.S. military drawdown of its counter-terrorist capability in the Philippines. Probably not too many of you paid attention to it, but you might want to now.

As reported by Rappler, “The Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq or ISIS, is expanding its recruitment on social media in the Philippines. On July 23, a video of senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon along with masked men was posted on YouTube.

In the video clip, Hapilon, wearing a black gown, links arms with men, most of whom hide their faces. Using a combination of his native dialect, Yakan, and Arabic, Hapilon and his men swear allegiance or “bay’ah,” an oath, to IS and its head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

It’s just further proof that al-Qaida is not on the run or decimated, is still quite alive and being upgraded by Islamic terrorism 2.0. The true danger of the Islamic State is that it has established another Islamic caliphate at a time when it seemed improbable.

Al-Qaida means “the base” and that was exactly what the Taliban had established in Afghanistan post Soviet Union exit and the Afghan Civil War. The goal was to create the Islamic caliphate in Afghanistan with Sheik Osama bin Laden as its leader. It was from there al-Qaida set its sights on the objective of global Islamic terrorism and we certainly know the end result of 9-11. And so history is repeating itself with an even more vile Islamic terrorist organization — one which doesn’t hide in the shadows and is amassing a large financial coffer.

We may want to reconsider drawing down that counter-terrorist operation. And please, don’t tell me this is nothing more than an empty gesture and poses no threat. That’s the same perspective we took early on as the Taliban was establishing itself – as a matter of fact, I remember when President Bill Clinton invited the Taliban Foreign Minister to the White House — dumb move. ISIS has shown a boldness and audacity that is drawing an incredible following across the globe — and as we reported here, from western countries as well.

Rappler reports, “the first known instance of Filipino support on social media for ISIS was posted on July 2. It shows Filipinos in prison, many of whom are members or former members of the Abu Sayyaf, gathering around a black flag and swearing allegiance to ISIS.”

And if that isn’t enough to convince you we have a problem with ISIS, here is more. A day before the video of Isnilon Hapilon was posted, the Islamic State posted an 8-minute video to recruit Indonesians. This is not the first call for recruits from Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population and a once-active terrorist network that carried out Southeast Asia’s 9/11 and succeeding annual attacks until 2005.

Rappler says, “on June 9, the day ISIS began its march to capture Baghdad, a video of Indonesian men in Syria was posted on YouTube. Speaking in Bahasa Indonesia with snippets of Arabic, they urged Indonesians to join ISIS: “Let us fight in the path of Allah because it is our duty to do jihad in the path of Allah.”

“Ansyaad Mbai, the head of Indonesia’s National Counter-Terrorism Agency, known by its Indonesian acronym, BNPT, says, “social media is potent and, using the ‘Caliphate’ of ISIS, could rejuvenate Southeast Asia’s terror networks. The names don’t matter, and they can change. When they say they want an Islamic Caliphate, they are part of the same group with the same ideology.”

Winston Churchill sounded the alarm of Hitler’s dictatorship and was denigrated by his fellow Englishmen. I know the feeling– but I will not stop trying to sound the alarm.


  1. This is what happens when troops are not allowed to grind the enemy into the dirt. Instead, we court-martial marines for pissing on dead terrorists and praise deserters as hero’s. Liberal’s never seem to learn from history…

  2. A few gems from the book of peace.

    “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Qur’an 2:191
    “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Qur’an 9:123
    “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Qur’an 9:5
    “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Qur’an 3:85
    “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Qur’an 9:30
    “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Qur’an 5:33
    “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Qur’an22:19
    “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Qur’an 8:65
    “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Qur’an 3:28
    “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Qur’an 8:12
    “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Qur’an 8:60
    “I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. Qur’an 8:12,
    “Those that deny Our revelations We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. God is mighty and wise.
    Qur’an 4:56,
    “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Qur’an 4:34
    “I will cast terror into the hearts of infidels, so strike [them] upon the necks [behead them] and strike from them every fingertip.” Qur’an 8:12
    Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

    – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Qur’an (2:216)
    – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”Qur’an (3:56)
    – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. Qur’an (3:151)
    – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…” Qur’an (4:76)

    And, don’t forget the boss:…

    Mohammed promised his followers seven heavens in which:

    They are to cohabit with demure virgins…as beauteous as corals and rubies…full-breasted maidens for playmates…in the gardens of delight…. They’re to lie face to face on jewelled couches, and be serviced by immortal youths…young boys, their personal property, as comely as virgin pearls…. We created the houris [dancing girls] and made them virgins, carnal playmates for those on the right hand…. We are going to wed them to dark-eyed houris. The Qur’an 55:56; 55:58; 78:33; 56:12; 52:16-17, 24; 56:35-38; 52:20]

    • Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night
      But if this charge is true (that she wasn’t a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)

      Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests
      Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)

      This web site is designed to spread the vicious truth about the Bible. For far too long priests and preachers have completely ignored the vicious criminal acts that the Bible promotes. The so called “God” of the Bible makes Osama Bin Laden look like a Boy Scout. This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children.


      • Many horrible acts are in depicted in various religious doctrine around the world, but all we hear about is the muslims carrying them out in this era.

      • Because they (muslims) are the only ones doing it today.

        majorwiblit: the Old Testaments is written to prove people can not live up to the high moral standard, and it points to the Messiah (Jesus) whom fulfilled the Old Law. And He gave humanity a New Covenant. Salvation threw faith, and not of works, etc. etc…

      • Looks like you spend an enormous amount of your time badmouthing something you don’t even believe in. Dude, get a life.

  3. Why not just make them martyrs from day one? Willfully joining a known terrorist origination is reason enough for me.

    • In the United States we have the First Amendment. Freedom of Press, Religion, Speech, and Assembly. You can hold active recruitment and public rallies for Ku Klux Klan registration and it’s legal. Same thing applies to this. It’s not very correct but it still falls under the 1st.

      • Clinton have a Klan recruiting party and plan on being assaulted, police will do nothing. Go to one of the anit-Iseral rallies and state you are pro-Israel, and the police will pull you aside and remove your right to “free speech.” After you have been assaulted, again.

  4. The late 1930’s all over again, except this is a far more blood thirsty MOB, than even that of Hitler! Same world wide reaction! “Oh….They’re just blowing off hot air”! This “War” will be far more bloody than WW II ! ! !

  5. Well, the question begs to be asked – Since Obama and his cronies are arm-in-arm with the islamic state and all subcategories of terrorists involved with it, where did he hide Bin Laden out at? The whole ‘buried at sea’ bit sounded shady from the beginning.. yes,, I know this is a little off-topic, but it still would be nice if Obama would clear that up. Even so, many of us still believe Bin Laden’s alive. So much tends to seep through the cracks daily about this administration.

  6. My heart and mind are aching to have Lt. Col. West in the White House (or at least someone of his courage and conviction) who will lead us against this takeover.

    • I would like him in a defense position. His problem he had in the military would stop him from being president but he could be placed as secretary of defense and be a good one!!!! Build our military up! Not downsize. Strength in numbers !!

      • The only problem he had in the military was succeeding in getting information from the enemy (no matter what the method) to protect his men. But yes, Secretary of Defense would be awesome and he has already said that he would be honored to serve in that capacity.

      • I don’t have a problem with how he got the information but there are a lot of marshmallows out there that would. But I think his talent and strength would be better in the Sec of defense position anyway

      • I’m with ‘ya, Merle. Bolton for Secretary of State; West for Secretary of Defense; Gowdy as Attorney General; Gen. Boykin to head up the V.A. (or working closely with West); Carson for Sec’y of Health; eliminate the Department of Education and the EPA.

      • I like the way you think. All good choices. Not afraid to step up to the crisis in front of them . Pray, cross your fingers , what ever you all like to do, that we can get this scumbag out and decent Americans with values like those that killer62 has mentioned and we can get this country back on the track!!!

      • Thanks, Merle. It’s time for you, me and the rest of us to stop being punching bags and stand up for this country that we and our forefathers fought so hard to build. Molon Labe.

  7. Leftists soros and bill gates have been helping to stir the pot in these parts for a while now. Here it comes.

  8. Col. West, we have had a presence in the P.I. for a long time now. My son has been deployed several times there working beside the P.I. Military fighting these people. They were fighting for Abu Sayyaf now they are fighting for ISIS. War is war. . . you know that. . .and this is turning out to be the never-ending battle. What we need is Washington to stop being idiots by cutting funding, troop numbers, etc. If they are going to put us in these countries then damn it fund it! If not, pull us out and bring all our Troops home. You can’t leave a few thousand people behind and thing that they are not going to become target practice for their snipers. As for what our Troops can do once they are back home, well, I can’t think of better people to employ to defend our border.

  9. Our government will sit on their thumbs until the last minute before they will do anything and then it will probably be to send Kerry to negotiate with them.

  10. God help us. Thank you, Allen, for your courage. Islam is gaining momentum in their Nazi-aligned goals of world domination, terror, and mass murder of infidels. I believe Obama’s display of weakness all over the globe is greatly to blame for this upsurge. He is not stupid; he is evil. His dreams, from his America-hating father and his atheist, Marxist mentors, and his American terrorist friends, were about power and money, destruction of “colonialist” western countries, bringing them down to the level of failed, corrupt countries, and advancing himself as supreme leader. I think he loves seeing Islam gain converts and recruits and further their goals of controlling the world. Obama is a traitor. He declared terrorism to be defeated for the purpose of gaining points with Democratic pacifists, and to quietly support Islamic jihad – that’s what I believe based on his words and actions. While he destroys America, the world suffers the consequences. God help us!

  11. There sure are a lot of people out there who want to commit mass murder. And all it takes is becoming a Muslim. That is reason #1 never to read the Koran. There is something in those words that re-wires people’s brains.

    • ‘The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything’ Albert Einstein

    • Not in MY case. I’m Russian Orthodox (Christian), & I’ve read most of it. I found it stupid & only the very weak-minded & those ignorant of the true history of Islam could ever buy into it. It’s full of hate. It solidified MY mind greatly–AGAINST its false teachings! One reading of what a muslim boring, pornographic, gluttonous “paradise” is enough to make any SANE person puke up their toenails!

  12. Finally someone who see’s what is going on, we are already in World War 3 its just most Liberals refuse to see it but look to every country Islam has spread too and you will see the same thing and ISIS is the most dangerous of all.

  13. This administration isn’t going to “rethink” any decision to weaken our military, they want us weakened and vulnerable.

  14. Welcome to WW III. To get a better idea of what it will be like review your notes on the War in the Pacific in WW II. Semper Fidelis


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