Ahmed Santos (militant)

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Ahmed Islam del Rosario Santos
Hilarion del Rosario Santos III

(1966-03-12) March 12, 1966 (age 53)[1]
Other names
Criminal statusin-prison (as of May 2011[1])
Allegiance Rajah Sulaiman Movement

Ahmed Santos (born Hilarion del Rosario Santos III[2]) is a Filipino who converted to Islam while working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1991.[3][4][5] Santos was captured by Military officials for being involved in organizing and planning terrorist activities, including preparation of bombs.[6] He is the founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement.[7]

Association with terrorism[edit]

Santos was detained in October 2005, for taking part in planning bomb attacks in predominantly Christian cities around the Philippines.[7] 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.[7] Explosives were seized from Santos's room by police on March 26, 2004. .[8] A reward of $500,000 was presented to two Filipino citizens for providing key information that lead to the arrest of Santos.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Notice of AMLC Resolution No.TF-01" (PDF). Anti-Money Laundering Council. Anti-Money Laundering Council. p. 4. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ "QI.S.244.08. HILARION DEL ROSARIO SANTOS III". Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ Johnna Villaviray (December 3, 2006). "Top RSM member nabbed in Basilan". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  4. ^ "In Philippines, watchful eye on converts: Most are peaceful, but some former Christians help Islamic terrorists, slipping by police". Christian Science Monitor. November 28, 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-09. In Philippines, watchful eye on converts
  5. ^ Johnna Villaviray (November 17, 2003). "When Christians embrace Islam". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  6. ^ Douglas Bakshian (October 26, 2005). "Philippine Authorities Arrest Islamic Militant Leader". Voice of America. Archived from the original on November 18, 2008. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  7. ^ a b c "Philippines arrests key militants". BBC. October 26, 2005. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  8. ^ Julmunir I. Jannaral (April 5, 2004). "Climate of fear sweeps Muslim communities". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 2007-04-26. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  9. ^ U.S. Presents $500,000 "Reward for Justice" to Two Filipino Citizens Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine - U.S. Embassy Manila Official website

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