The second separatist of the MNLF is the Abu Sayyaf Group led by Khadaffy Janjalani in 1991. This group was originally part of the so-called National Islamic Command Council (NICC) which was an Anti-Misuari group led by
Melham Alam, the MNLF’s sacked Chief of Staff in 1990. It was NICC who burned the Town of Ipil in April 1995. Abu Sayyaf is intolerant to other religions and called for continuous Jihad to pursue a pure Islamic State and believes
in the “killing of enemies” and “depriving them of their wealth” (kidnap for ransom). The MNLF believes that the Abu Sayyaf was formed as a result of the black operation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to smear dirt on the face of Islam and scare the people against the Muslims. The MNLF believes that the Abu Sayyaf enjoyed
the support of the AFP. Khadaffy Janjalani died in 18 December 1998, new leadership took over and the organization still exists as of 2011.
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