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MILF:
Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Islamic organization formed in 1977 in Mindanao and the neighboring islands. Hashim Salamat, supported by ethnic Maguindanaos from Mindanao, split from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who ten years later signed an agreement relinquishing its goal of independence for Muslim regions and accepting the government's offer of autonomy. The MILF refused to accept that accord. The Mindanao-based Moro Islamic Liberation Front has approximately 2,900 troops.

 

molotov cocktail:
a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick.

 

monkeypox:
The Russian bioweapons program worked with this virus, which is in the same family as smallpox. In June 2003, a spate of human monkeypox cases was reported in the US midwest. This was the first time that monkeypox was seen in North America, and it was the first time that monkeypox was transferred from animal to human. There was some speculation that it was a bioattack.

 

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF):
Islamic organization formed in 1977 in Mindanao and the neighboring islands. Hashim Salamat, supported by ethnic Maguindanaos from Mindanao, split from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who ten years later signed an agreement relinquishing its goal of independence for Muslim regions and accepting the government's offer of autonomy. The MILF refused to accept that accord. The Mindanao-based Moro Islamic Liberation Front has approximately 2,900 troops.

 

Morocco:
In May 2003, a Spanish club and a Jewish community center in the city of Casablanca was struck by suicide bombers, killing 41.


mullah:
A Muslim, usually holding an official post, who is trained in traditional religious doctrine and law and doctrine.

 

Muslim (also Moslem):
Followers of the teachings of Mohammed, or Islam.

 

mustard gas:
Blistering agents which cause severe damage to the eyes, internal organs, and respiratory system. Produced for the first time in 1822, mustard gas was not used until World War I. Victims suffered the effects of mustard gas 30 to 40 years after exposure.

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