Christians and Muslims join forces to guard a mass in Basilan

Christians and Muslims join forces to guard a mass in Basilan

- Muslims and Christians have joined together to secure a mass in Basilan

- The initiative will be done every Sunday for Christians and every Friday for Muslims

- This has been their way of showing their advocacy against violence after Jolo attack

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Christian professionals and Young Moro have joined forces to secure the mass being held in Isabela City, Basilan on Sunday. KAMI learned that the initiative to show their advocacy against violence.

“We are not bad guys and we condemn any terror activities targeting innocent people,” Abou Mohammad Asmawil of Department of the Interior and Local Government in Basilan said.

“As Muslims, we would like people to feel that we are concerned, that we care, and that we love our Christian brothers,” he added.

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According to Asmawil, 50 professionals from Sumisip, Mohammad Ajul, Maluso, and Lamitan all gathered to “guard the Church.”

“We’re showing them that we don’t tolerate any form of terror act and there are Muslims who are willing to sacrifice life to protect our Christian friends and neighbors,” he said.

Asmawil also noted that they will start doing this every Sunday for Christians and then every Friday for Muslims.

According to Rev. Jude Angeles, these people are trying to serve as a bridge between Christians and Muslims.

“And they would like to serve as a bridge between Muslims and Christians because of what happened in Jolo where there is seemingly a mild break up in a relationship,” Angeles said.

“I am glad they are here. It gives everyone the feeling of security,” he added.

As previously reported by KAMI, twin bombings happened during a mass in a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu that killed at least 20 people. The Philippine Army was able to arrest the four suspects linked with Abu Sayyaf group.

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