Islamic State and Southern Philippines : Teneous links with militants
Date of Issue2014
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Islamic State(IS) has aroused much media attention in the Philipines, with concerns raised over pledges of allegiance(bay'at) made by leaders of two groups of Muslim militants. However, links remain normative rather than operational, given the dissonance between IS ideology and Mindanao rebels.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 181-14
Nanyang Technological University