IS crisis looms–Digong | Inquirer News

IS crisis looms–Digong

05:20 AM August 11, 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY―President Duterte expressed apprehension over a looming crisis in Mindanao, which he described as the “Isis disease.”

“I see a looming problem, three to seven years from now we will have a  problem on Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria),” Mr. Duterte, using an alternative name for the Islamic State (IS) group, said during a visit at Camp Sang-an in  Labangan town in Zamboanga del Sur on Wednesday afternoon.


The President said he had observed a number of Arabs arriving in Mindanao for missionary work.

“Some parts of the island of Mindanao, there are white people. I suppose they are Arabs, and they are here as missionaries. They are not armed, but they are here for indoctrination, that’s what I’m afraid of,” Mr. Duterte said.


He likened the Arab missionaries’ existence to  the communist movement’s  political officers who enter communities to brainwash their residents. Julie S. Alipala, Inquirer Mindanao

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