JOLO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 24:  Abu Sabaya, (standing at left) one of the leader of the  Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremist guerrillas is seen with rebels displaying heavy weaponry while in Jolo island 17 July 2000 during the Sipadan hostage crisis. Sabaya and his followers who were holding hostage a group of Americans and Filipinos escaped from a military cordon after the rebels took over a hospital and  nearby Roman Catholic church 02 June 2001 in Lamitan town in the nearby island of Basilan. A Roman Catholic priest charged before a congressional inquiry 24 August 2001 that key military officers saved the gunmen from certain annihilation.  (Photo credit should read RAFFY TIMA/AFP via Getty Images)