By: Elena Grace Flores
President Duterte observes a looming crisis in Mindanao, that he referred to as the “Isis disease” building up in the country. He said;“I see a looming problem, three to seven years from now we will have a problem on Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria),” Duterte, expressed this views while he visited Camp Sang-an in Labangan town in Zamboanga del Sur recently.
The number of Arabs arriving in Mindanao allegedly for missionary work is a bit worrisome, said the President.
“Some parts of the island of Mindanao, there are white people. I suppose they are Arabs, and they are here as missionaries. They are not armed, but they are here for indoctrination, that’s what I’m afraid of,” Mr. Duterte explained.
He likened the Arab missionaries’ existence to the communist movement’s political officers who enter communities to brainwash their residents.