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A story near to my heart, from near where I lived as a child.

The Clarion Project

Government soldiers take part in a firefight with Muslim rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. © Reuters

With much of the world’s attention focused on Syria, its chemical weapons (CW), and the various Islamic factions and their big power sponsors which are facing off against one another in that civil war, half the globe away, few have noticed that another country and its mostly Christian population also are facing the savagery of Muslim jihadis.

On 9 September 2013, hundreds of heavily armed fighters belonging to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) attacked the largely Christian coastal city of Zamboanga City on the Filipino island of Mindanao, took hostages, and announced their intention to march on City Hall to declare an independent Islamic state.

Read the rest of this incredible story here and here.

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