Thousands of Filipino’s had to flee for the lives as Islamist terrorists took over the town of Pantar, Philippines.
The Muslim terrorists set buildings on fire, freed prisoners from the local jail, and targeted Christians for terror.
The Philippines has long had a problem with Muslims in the Southern islands of the country which has gotten worse as the groups have become affiliated with ISIS, according to a report from Reuters.
However, what may be different this time is that the Philippines has a new President who has shown little sympathy for those that break the law.
Anyone now holding a gun, confronting the government with violence, my orders are spare no one, let us solve the problems of Mindanao once and for all.
If I think you should die, you will die. If you fight us, you will die. If there’s an open defiance, you will die, and if it means many people dying, so be it. That’s how it is.
— Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte cut short a state visit to Russia to return to the Philippines to deal with the issue.