Although the Philippines is predominantly a Christian nation, the southern regions are teeming with Muslims who have links to terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda. In their foaming-mouth fervor to establish an Islamic state in these areas, Muslims are increasing their attacks and kidnappings of Christians, resulting in at least four churches closing down.
CBN News The Muslim terrorists seem to target pastors and lay leaders the most, but it still has had an effect on the local church, as attendance is down by 70%. For a people who like to say “there is no compulsion in Islam,” Muslims seem compelled to terrorize and slaughter people who refuse to come to Islam. And it’s not just in the Middle East anymore.