The President had enough from ignorant Filipinos who blame the terrorist acts of the Maute Group to Muslims. He said that Islamic teachings do not tolerate such brutality. Once a self-proclaimed Muslim kills innocent people, he has departed from Islam already. This shows that he’s a sound leader contrary to the criticisms of his detractors who are out of tune wth the facts themselves.
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It is a worry within the country that quite a number of Filipinos blame terrorism acts to the Muslim religion. Some can’t be blamed for this. Many are not educated when it comes to the principles of Islam. It is a common belief in some parts of Mindanao that rebels who fled to the mountains are Muslims because of their family or religious affiliation before they become an outcast of society. So, when a group of them come down from the higher lands to spread havoc like stealing or killing for their livelihood, people tend to blame their unlawful acts to Muslims.
Outcasts of Society
Social media propaganda and false promises lure many young people who are vulnerable because of hurtful human experience in life. They are brainwashed to think that when they kill or get killed because of their cause, their sacrifice makes them heroes of the world. Muslims are easy targets for terrorist recruits since they are the most oppressed amongst the believers of the Supreme being.
Teachings of Koran
This verse in the Koran if often misinterpreted: “…whosoever killeth a human being… it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind…” It clearly shows that killing is not favored but in all religions, this verse applies: Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah’s sovereignty), but afterward lo! Many of them become prodigals of the earth.”
Weapon of Mass Destruction
When the US launched the war with Iraq for the alleged weapon of mass destruction, the airstrikes destroyed the country and killed Khadafy. Iraqi families were badly hurt for the plight of their loved ones. Hatred escalates and terror groups were formed. Their members are spread out worldwide to spread terror as an act of vengeance. The long-time neglect of this problem allows it to grow especially when the so-called weapon of mass destruction is never found.