Philippines church bombing kills at least 20Watch
“Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials say.
The first blast happened as Sunday Mass was being celebrated at the church on Jolo island, where Islamist militants are active.
As soldiers responded, a second device was detonated in the car park.
The attack comes days after a majority-Muslim area in the region voted for greater autonomy in a referendum.
No group has so far said it was behind the attack. Jolo has long been a base for militants including those of the Abu Sayyaf group.”
EDIT: Islamic State has now claimed responsibility
Sad news, Christians are often facing violence by Muslim terrorists worldwide; in many Islamic countries we can’t practice our religion freely without the daily threat of violence. And if a Muslim decides they want to convert to Christianity they are eligible for the death penalty in most Islamic countries.
It’s despicable how little coverage we get of the persecution Christians suffer in Islamic countries and regions. In many Muslim countries, churches receive frequent threats, Christians have to worship in secret, converts have to hide their true identity and are generally treated as second class citizens. Obviously this applies to all the non-Muslim religions in those countries but there aren’t exactly many Buddhists and Sikhs in Syria let’s face it. I can’t believe the Philippines is giving their Muslims more autonomy, this will just pave the way for more division between Christians and Muslims and will lead to more discrimination against both groups in the future.
these disgusting animals will be destroyed by the no-nonsense President Duterte.
the same President who murder thousands of people and made comments on killing bishops
since then as the largest congregations of islamic population its also became the haven for islamist extremeist groups in phillipines who have been responsible for terrorist attoricites for many decades - familiar story to many other regions with similar demographics