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IS is now in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Asian Politics' started by Aus22, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    During the recent conflict in the Philippines, Muslim groups have join under the banner of IS. This is new to Asia and may indicate that IS has moved from the Middle East . Thee are large numbers of Muslims in Mindanao but they have been up to now moderate and fairly peaceful. Australia has sent two aircraft to help the government.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    No one is free of this threat.
     
  3. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Philippines is under the greater threat. Most Muslims there want to break away and become independent for Mindanao or join Malaysia . However Malaysia does not want IS and it and with Indonesia is patrolling the sea.
     
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    No nation wants it, and yet it spreads. People spread it, and of course imams.
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    Not all imams. Our Chief Imam has denounced IS. I have a copy of his speech. Too large to send here.
     
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