“You cannot tell the Bangsa Moro not to aspire for independence but rather, make them feel that there is no need for them to aspire for independence.” – Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
He may not be the most popular person in the world at this time but he did say the above. In an interview, with Korina Sanchez, last week, he clarified that the Bangsa Moro people cannot successfully be dissuaded from asking for independence when they are seriously being neglected. The best way to stop them is to make them feel contented so as not to ask for it. In the absence of a tape recorder, the above is not a verbatim quote but it is as faithful to the original, as possible.