“We do not understand where that hate is coming from.”
I could give you a couple of hints.
“These [Marawi gunmen] are young people who have their own interpretation of the Quran and who do not respect their own elders.”
Their interpretation of the Qur’an is shared by innumerable Muslims worldwide. How did this misunderstanding of Islam become so widespread?
“Radicalized in Mideast, Maute brothers razed their Christian school,” AFP, June 19, 2017:
MARAWI CITY — Twenty years after obtaining Christian education, Muslim brothers Omarkhayam and Abdullah Maute returned to this Central Mindanao city with the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group and set fire to their alma mater.
Hundreds of gunmen, many of them young locals recruited by the Maute brothers, destroyed Dansalan College in a rampage through Marawi City last month as they launched a brutal offensive to stamp their credentials as the IS leaders in the Philippines.
Their bold attack turned the Maute siblings, who are in their mid-30s, into the most infamous high school alumni of the Protestant Church-run institution, which had been a symbol of religious tolerance in the mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people.
The Maute brothers have since remained holed up in Marawi, using their local knowledge of tunnels and bombproof basements to withstand a military offensive that has left entire neighborhoods in ruins and claimed more than 300 lives.
Where is hate coming from?
“We do not understand where that hate is coming from,” said Zia Alonto Adiong, a member of the legislative assembly of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that includes Marawi.
Duma Sani, a former dean of Mindanao State University whose daughter also went to Dansalan College with one of the Maute brothers, said most locals did not support their radical Islamic brand that mandated the killing of nonbelievers.
“These [Marawi gunmen] are young people who have their own interpretation of the Quran and who do not respect their own elders,” Sani told Agence France-Presse (AFP)….