Norodin Alonto, Lukman
Philippine Muslim hid 64 Christians, and thus saved them from execution by the militants jihadists. About it reports The Independent.
Norodin Alonto, Lukman, former politician and leader of one of the clans, during the attack of the Islamists in the city of Marawi came to the house 71 people, including 64 Christians who could not escape.
“They couldn’t leave, to protect them was my duty,” he explained, Lukman. According to him, the militants were searching for Christians to execute them.
Fighting between rebels and government troops in Mindanao began on 22 may. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte introduced in the region under martial law. The terrorists launched an offensive in Marawi on may 23. To June 4 at the center of the city remained a small number of surviving fighters.
On some southern Islands of the Philippines there are several terrorist groups. One of them was “Abu Sayyaf” was founded in the early 1990-ies, with funding from Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia). “Abu Sayyaf” is known for extortion, kidnapping, terrorist attacks and brutal executions. It is considered one of the most dangerous in the region. In 2014, swore allegiance to the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).