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jAZ
11-12-2009, 07:36 PM
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1112/p99s01-duts.html

Irish priest kidnapped in Philippines released by MILF

Irish priest Father Michael Sinnott, who had been kidnapped by militants in the Philippines, was released Wednesday night to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which handed him to the Filipino government as a goodwill gesture.

By Tom A. Peter
from the November 12, 2009 edition

Filipino militants released an elderly Irish priest late on Wednesday night after holding him in captivity for 32 days. Father Michael Sinnott had worked in the Philippines for nearly 33 years when six armed gunmen kidnapped him from a gated compound in Pagadian City on Oct. 11. He was released into the custody of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which turned him over to government authorities on Thursday morning.

Although militants released a video in November in which Fr. Sinnott said his captors would release him in exchange for $2 million, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs says that he was released without any ransom payments.

Michael Martin, Ireland's foreign affairs minister told reporters that refusing to pay any ransom was in line with his country's policy to discourage future kidnappings, reports the Guardian. Paying kidnappers would set a precedent that endangers Irish citizens and "jeopardised the vital work of aid workers and missionaries around the world," he said.

According to a high-ranking member of MILF, the rebel group acted as an intermediary between the kidnappers and the government as a goodwill gesture to show their commitment to peace, reports The Philippine Star. Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF's vice chairman of political affairs, added that his organization would help bring the kidnappers to justice and "expressed disappointment" in response to claims that the abduction had been carried out by a rogue, MILF splinter group.

"The MILF is a mass-based organization with an objective, and it won't commit an act that would tarnish its reputation. In fact, the MILF always wants to project a good image not only within the Philippines but also in the entire world," Jaafar said.

Filipino police and military authorities later identified Sinnott's captors as part of a pirate band that eventually turned the priest over to a rogue element of MILF, reports Tempo, a Filipino newspaper.

Despite the potential involvement of a MILF-linked organization, the Filipino government praised the Muslim separatist group for its assistance and cooperation throughout the kidnapping. Major General Ben Dolorfino, a Filipino official, called the group's actions a "big confidence-building measure in forthcoming peace talks," reports the Daily Telegraph.

Sinnott has a serious heart condition and there were many concerns about his health while in captivity. However, after a clinical assessment doctors said he is "as well as can be expected in the circumstances," reports the Irish Times. Speaking to reporters at the Manila airport on Thursday morning, the priest also appeared in good humor.

"I have no desire to leave [my work in the Philippines], although I don't think they'll kidnap me again. I think if they wanted to kidnap somebody they'd be inclined to go for a much younger man because I was not able always to hike with the speed, and keep going - I often had to rest while they were hiking."

Ebolapox
11-12-2009, 07:41 PM
ROFL

Ebolapox
11-12-2009, 07:43 PM
too bad they didn't orally stimulate those insidious bastards at the
Coalition for the
Liberation of
Itinerant
Tree-dwellers

big nasty kcnut
11-12-2009, 10:50 PM
I'm the clit commander
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Mr. Flopnuts
11-12-2009, 10:51 PM
LMAO

Mr. Flopnuts
11-12-2009, 10:52 PM
I'm the clit commander
Posted via Mobile Device

LMAO LMAO Awesome!

DaneMcCloud
11-12-2009, 10:54 PM
He's a lucky dude.

Most MILF's won't let you leave...

Dave Lane
11-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Damn this isn't what I was expecting at all.

88TG88
11-12-2009, 11:00 PM
Shoulda called the milf hunter.

PornChief
11-13-2009, 12:12 AM
I recall these same MILF's were 'pounded by rockets' some months back.

BigMeatballDave
11-13-2009, 12:16 AM
ROFL

BigCatDaddy
11-13-2009, 07:20 AM
NUTHOOKS!!!!!!!!

Stewie
11-13-2009, 07:24 AM
MILF and release always go well together.

Demonpenz
11-13-2009, 08:16 AM
when I read MILFS i thought it was going to be about MOMS I LIKE TO FUCK

kstater
11-13-2009, 08:58 AM
when I read MILFS i thought it was going to be about MOMS I LIKE TO FUCK

LMAO

KC Tattoo
11-13-2009, 09:20 AM
when I read MILFS i thought it was going to be about MOMS I LIKE TO ****

Miss leading thread :cuss:

bevischief
11-13-2009, 09:55 AM
when I read MILFS i thought it was going to be about MOMS I LIKE TO ****

Didn't we all...

ROFL

Jenson71
11-13-2009, 09:57 AM
The MILFs is something I think us Catholics could really get behind.

Demonpenz
11-13-2009, 10:06 AM
The MILFs is something I think us Catholics could really get behind.

but that would mean moving from 3 year old boys

kepp
11-13-2009, 11:33 AM
but that would mean moving from 3 year old boys

ROFL KABOOM!

bevischief
11-13-2009, 11:43 AM
but that would mean moving from 3 year old boys

ROFLROFL

Jenson71
11-13-2009, 11:55 AM
but that would mean moving from 3 year old boys

I've always admired your subtly.

Demonpenz
11-13-2009, 12:11 PM
yess but today is friday

bevischief
11-14-2009, 05:10 PM
yess but today is friday

wtf is that a picture of?
:D