Jihadists take over city; terrified residents run for their lives
5/25/17 – (Daily Mail) ISIS-linked militants reportedly captured nine Christians, tied their hands together and shot them dead in a city in the Philippines.
The Maute group forced the civilians off their truck at a roadside checkpoint in Marawi City on Wednesday and murdered them after they were identified as Christian, local media reported.
Harrowing images show the group lying dead face-down in the grass, amid reports that villagers are afraid to move the bodies because terrorists are still in the area.
One policeman was similarly caught at a checkpoint set up by the militants and beheaded on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
It comes as 100 US-trained special forces aboard helicopters and armoured tanks battled to retake the besieged southern city from rampaging jihadis.
Duterte had repeatedly said the growing influence of Islamic State was one of the nation’s top security concerns, and martial law was necessary to stop it.
However Islamist militancy is not new to the southern Philippines, where a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency claimed more than 120,000 lives.
Muslim rebels orchestrated a siege in the southern city of Zamboanga in 2013 that left more than 200 people dead.
MY NOTES: How many times must we see this demonstration of butchery from Islamic militants to grasp the concept that we MUST have careful and full vetting procedures for anyone from an Islamic background or Islamic country? Russia knows very well the struggle against the blind fury of Islam. Check out that history for a chilling reminder. Islam has a consistent history known for butchery. The world is not suffering from constant beastly attacks from Buddhists! Wake up, people, and let your local, regional, and national government officials know you will not tolerate blind open borders! It could be your children next! -ShofarChic
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