Good luck with that Gloria. Where is Manny Pacquiao when his country needs him most? These Muslim terrorists don’t abide by Philippine law anyway, so Arroyo is submitting to Islam and inviting more terrorism. Proof positive that terrorism does work.
MANILA, Philippines – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the government peace panel negotiating with Moro rebels to operationalize the Shariah courts in the country to solve conflicts among Muslims.
During last Wednesday’s dialogue with municipal mayors of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat, President Arroyo instructed the panel to implement the Shariah, a body of Islamic religious laws that has jurisdiction over criminal offenses of Muslims.
Also present during the consultative meeting were representatives from the police, military, indigenous peoples, and the Bishop-Ulama Conference.
The meeting was spearheaded by incoming Presidential Management Staff (PMS) chief and former peace process adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
President Arroyo said there are not enough qualified lawyers to fill up the positions in Shariah courts. She said there is a need to recruit more candidates who are conversant with Islamic laws and can lobby with the Supreme Court on activating the highest Shariah courts.
The President noted that Shariah courts in the country are in place but are yet to be operationalized. via GMANews.TV
Coincidentally, the largest mosque in the Philippines is being built as well. A $48 million dollar bohemeth:
The land was donated by the family of Maguindanao Rep. Didagen Dilangalen who confirmed the funding for the project from the Sultan during the groundbreaking ceremony last Jan. 9.
The waterfront location is well-chosen. The mosque will be visible to those arriving by sea from the Moro Gulf to the east and to those arriving by air by way of the Awang Airport to the south.
The grand feature of the masjid is the four minarets (towers) rising 40 meters high, the equivalent of a 15-story building.
Inside the main center of worship are two prayer rooms separated by an eight-meter-high latticed partition. The bigger prayer hall can accommodate 1,500 worshippers while the smaller one can take 400.
An altar, facing Mecca, is located in the very center of the mosque in front of the main prayer room.
Update 2: Shariah court judge shot dead in Philippine province of Sulu (how’s that sharia court thing working out Gloria?)