Skip to comments.At Least 20 Killed in Bombings at Philippines Cathedral During Sunday Mass
Posted on 01/27/2019 9:53:44 AM PST by BenLurkin
Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.
Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries. The military was checking a report that the second explosive device may have been attached to a parked motorcycle.
It came nearly a week after minority Muslims in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation endorsed a new autonomous region in the southern Philippines in hopes of ending nearly five decades of a separatist rebellion that has left 150,000 people dead. Although most of the Muslim areas approved the autonomy deal, voters in Sulu province, where Jolo is located, rejected it. The province is home to a rival rebel faction that's opposed to the deal as well as smaller militant cells that not part of any peace process.
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So much for peace initiatives with Muslims
Gee, can’t . . .can’t . . .CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
This is the area where they are setting up a Muslim autonomous region. Which I’m sure will be a region with Sharia law.
Here’s an expression of Muslim tolerance of other religions front and center.
The martyrs are getting their white robes before the Throne.
No more compromise, no more reaching across the religious aisle. The enemies of God, who think they are the army of God but are the minions of Satan, need to be called what they are and dealt with accordingly.
So sad. God be with the families...friends....
Once again its a war plan
Terrible! I lived in SF for several years and knew many (Catholic/Evangelical Christian) Filipinos from that region.
Dutarte is probably cheering it.
“Dutarte is probably cheering it”.
Why would you say that? I think you’re wrong.
If Duterte really wanted to improve the Philippines, he’d remove every last one of these Satanists from the country.
Ignored by the MSM. However if a Mosque had been bombed or defiled in the Philippines, there would be no end to the coverage and condemnation of Christians.
The Muslim craves mass murder.
Jolo is ancient Muslim territory, the seat of the old Sultanate. There were no unenslaved Christians living there until the mid-19th century, and it was only brought under effective rule from Manila after the Spanish invaded it in 1876 - an ancestor of mine was on that expedition. It has been a constant source of trouble ever since.
The Catholics there are a small minority.
Let them vote to have their own land and they return the favor by killing Catholics
Islam has always had bloody borders. Jolo was always on the Muslim side of that border, which pretty much runs through Zamboanga, about 100 miles north.
This is just one more episode in whats now a 450-year old war.
There will be trouble until the Muslims there are the small minority. Or nonexistent.
It’s standard practice in Islam. Win with terror. Win more with more terror.
islam, a religion completely surrounded by bloody borders...
Our response was to invent the Model 1911 Colt when the officers’ .38s just weren’t up to dropping a muslim on the spot.
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