This is "my personal stand" Lyndee.
From my point of view, the Raayat's indignant reaction is provoked
(roiled pell mell indeed by PNoy) by the stimulus of how The President
of the Philippines ordered and threatened the (Crown Prince) Raja Muda
Agbimuddin and his Royal Forces.
The disrespect and rudeness made by the President to the Sultanate of Sulu heirs is actually an affront to the dignity of
the Sulu People and their ancestors; it resurrected to life hallowed
memories of the past of how the Tausugs have died and been martyred in
defense of Islam and Nation: Bud Dajo, Jabidah Massacre, 1974, Defending
the Revolt in aid of the Sultan of Brunei and North Borneo in 1704 and
the injustice of the Sabah Lease.
This stimulus evoked a havoc
of emotions stirring and stoking afire the righteousness and glory to
fight back in defense of one's lost honor. That through out these years
that the "majority (Raayat) of the minority" Muslims have suffered and
tolerated systemic corruption and oppression--- condescended and trusted
to be ruled by non-Muslims under the Republic (by chosing to forbear in
the name of as-Salaam)--- but these were the very same people who
betrayed their sense of kinship by making them feel that they do not
belong and have never belonged in the sense that they are not regarded
as "karugtong ng pambansang dangal" in terms of National Security and
Integrity; That Their President would rather incite the citizenry in
defense of Spratlys than it would even bother to protect and defend the
symbolical vestiges of the Sulu Sultanate of Sulu.
Not only the
Tausugs but even Muslims of other tribes and nations including
surprisingly non-Muslim Filipinos- are emotionally stirred up by the open
insult---it was not really the words that PNoy spoke nor the demeanor he
projected but the chilling effect of a realization: it is so easy for
the President to abandon our people. Our President who avowed he was our
boss has forsaken us.
And so the Raayat were reminded cruelly
of the oppressive past and how their ancestors have valiantly strove to
thrive amidst waves of colonial conquests, and each reminder throughout
history spoke of death and countless deaths, and with each dying memory
they agonized, bled, and died with them. The traumatic experience of
remembering is spiralling towards the need to fight back in order to
survive the pain---and if death comes at least this will end the pain---and
at least they have died fighting and were not just slaughtered like
helpless animals in the abbatoir.
THUS, I reiterate my
personal stand, Lyndee. "Hasbunallaahu wa ni'mal wakeel...these sudden
series of historical upheaval are amazing. None from amongst us wanted
this :) meantime we dua'a and forbear insha'ALLAH. Maraming mga isyu at
katanungan ang nabuksan, maaring masama sa unang tingin pero sadyang may
kakambal na katotohanan na siyang nagbalot ng liwanag sa kasaysayan ng
Sultanato ng Sulu at ng North Borneo.
If in exposing
historical truth, consequentially would ultimately bring benefit to the
progeny of the Muslim Filipinos to enjoin good and forbid evil...and to
finally end the centuries-old perpetuation of injustice and historical
and economic genocide upon the Bangsamoro, then the Raja Muda Agbimuddin
and his men would never have to die in vain after all...
Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un...Allah indeed is our Sole Protector,
The Best To Protect and the Best To Help... this sufficeth more than
upgrading one's capability in terms of billions can...
we confront this possibility, I affirm that it is totally unacceptable to allow
any “collateral damage” who would be our innocent brothers and sisters suffering
long and oftentimes in silence, whenever we’ve allowed the offensive
guns to speak loudest." Thus, my only recourse is to hit my keyboards in
order to create a resounding statement that will reverberate within the
hearts of all principal parties to this conflict most especially to
those who are inclined to wield power using the lethal language of their
guns to silence justice. Wallaahu ahlam
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