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Young Muslim and Christian professionals joined hands on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, to secure a Mass being celebrated at the Santa Isabel Cathedral in Isabela City in Basilan. (Photo by JULIE ALIPALA / Inquirer Mindanao)

Muslims, Christians form barricade to secure Mass in Basilan

Abou Mohammad Asmawil, the Provincial Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Basilan told the Mindanao Inquirer that they agreed with other young Moro professionals to come up with own advocacies to assure Christians that they were against violence. “We are not bad guys and we condemn any terror activities targeting innocent people,” Asmawil said. “As Muslims,...

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In Photo- Hajji Sattar M. Bato (standing), one of the fatalities in the grenade blast early morning today inside a mosque in Zamboanga City (Courtesy of Datu Fadh Jadjalis)

Grenade lobbed inside Zamboanga City Mosque, kills 2 Islamic Preachers

The victims, most of whom are Islamic Preachers from nearby island of Basilan were sleeping when the grenade was thrown inside the mosque.Col. Leonel Nicolas, commander of Joint Task Force Zamboanga, said 2 of the victims who were earlier reported to be in critical condition have died from severe injuries, said a report by ABS-CBN News.Senior Supt. Thomas Joseph Martir, director of the...

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