IS crisis looms–Digong
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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