Pres. Duterte Warns of Possible Civil War in Mindanao Once Christians Take Up Arms vs. ISIS


The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte warned of a possible civil war in Mindanao should Christians take up arms against Islamic State-inspired militants who are planning to expand their attacks outside of the devastated Marawi City.


During the visit of Pres. Duterte to Camp Bautista in Cagayan de Oro City, he was quoted as saying "If civilians start to take up arms, it will be a civil war," the President said.

According to the 72-year-old President moving the peace talks forwards with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will be crucial in ensuring that the siege in Marawi City does not spill over to neighboring provinces.

Pres. Duterte noted that "The MILF can take care of the people in their strongholds and prevent them from joining the fight," he said.


The President also made a warning to all Filipinos to be vigilant and mindful of their surroundings because the ISIS-inspired Maute Group may engage in more bombings in the coming days.

The former Mayor of Davao City noted that wer are not safe just because the fighting has stopped in Marawi, one of these days they will go into bombings.

Maute Group members might try to bring their ISIS-inspired attacks to Zamboanga, Jolo and Cotabato.

There are information coming to the intelligence community that the Christians in Mindanao are furious with the gestures of the Maute Group wreaking havoc in Marawi City, considered as the country's largest Muslim city in the Philippines.

In the reports about the civil war, Pres. Duterte warns all Filipinos that "If this becomes a civil war, people will really kill each other in Mindanao, there are a lot of Christians who also own high-powered guns. They have stockpile of arms, A communal war will be dangerous for everyone. We have to prevent that," the President said.

Source: The Manila Times


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