A MORO IN EXILE: The Anti-Terror Bill and why Muslims in the Philippines are afraid of it

For those who are wondering why ordinary poor Muslims are afraid of the Anti-Terror Bill (ATB), read on. If not interested, skip this post because it is lengthy.

“Is this how the Philippines conducts its anti-terror campaign?”

This was the subject heading of a press release I issued on behalf of two Manila-based lawyers’ organizations in 2007 (see below). The victim or supposed “terrorist” was eventually ordered released by the prosecutor for lack...