In a new twist perhaps necessitated by an apparent inability to extort a monetary ransom, the ASG leader Albader Parad, (who has been responsible for many kidnap capers including Fr. Giancarlo Bossi which led to 10 Marines getting beheaded in Basilan) has told the media they would not negotiate the release of the Red Cross workers unless the Philippine Military first withdraws from "their territory" in Basilan and Sulu.
I do believe that this is an ongoing terrorist crime under the Human Security Act that is being commited in flagrante delicto by Mr. Parad. He is commiting an "index crime" -- kidnapping -- and he is making a clearly illegal demand on the government -- that it withdraw from Philippine territory.
It's time to take this piece of inhuman trash out.