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small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping Abu Sayyaf , Bearer of the Sword
extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information blackmail
illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit fraudulent scheme , illegitimate enterprise , racket
Filipino terrorist group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2001 in order to continue terrorism and kidnapping and extortion Pentagon Gang
someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion) racketeer
extortion of money (as by blackmail) shakedown
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