Friday, July 10, 2009

Ahmed Santos (militant)

Ahmed Santos (aka Hilarion del Rosario is a Filipino who converted to Islam while working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1991.[1][2][3] Santos was captured by Military officials for being involved in organizing and planning terrorist activities, including preparation of bombs.[4] He is the founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement.[5]



[edit] Association with terrorism

Santos was detained in October 2005, for taking part in planning bomb attacks in predominantly Christian cities around the Philippines.[5]. According to police officials, the Rajah Solaiman group founded by Santos after his conversion to Islam, is believed to have forged an alliance with two al-Qaeda-linked organisations - Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf and the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah.[5] Explosives were seized from Santos's room by police in March 26, 2004. [6]. A reward of $500,000 was presented to two Filipino citizens for providing key information that lead to the arrest of Santos.[7]

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