Politicians backing Muslim terrorists in Philippines: army

One local politician has been arrested and others are wanted for supporting Islamist militants who have taken over parts of a southern Philippine city, authorities said Thursday.

Nearly 200 people have been reported killed since militants flying black flags of the Islamic State group went on a rampage in Marawi, the main Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic Philippines, on May 23.

While much of the focus has been on the hundreds of gunmen reportedly involved, authorities said Thursday that they had been receiving support from local politicians and residents.

I think Duterte knows the answer to this problem.

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  • The Butterfly

    I suspect it might be their last Merry Christmas.

  • The__Hammer

    I have been in the Philippines for a month now and there are people here who believe there are a lot of opposition politicians backing IS to undermine Duterte and create a situation where he can be overthrown.

    Duterte has cracked down hard on corruption and, as a result, a lot of politically connected people are making a lot less money.

    • Alain

      Funny that we find much the same thing in the United States and even far worse in Canada.

    • The Butterfly

      So what you’re saying is that the Philippines has a lot of Democrats as well?

  • Spatchcocked

    “You’re a class act Duterte Harry”