The Parhimpunan Sin Islam (Islamic Society of the Philippines) condemns in the strongest terms the dastardly act done to our people in Jolo, Sulu, and now, Zamboanga City.

These have all the trappings of a concerted effort “to divide Mindanao into religious line” by making them look like a retaliation that happened in Zamboanga City, for the cathedral bombing… [sic]

Almarim Centi Tillah

The community in Mindanao (all faiths) must now stand and draw a line in the sand and declare, “No more, we just won our right to self-determination and no misguided segment or terror group will deny us our future.”

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters in Jolo. We appeal to our Muslim and Christian brothers to close ranks and be one against the forces of evil and continue not to be divided and instead strengthen the more “ecumenism” which had prevailed in Jolo all these years, if not decades, along unity in diversity.

Almarim Centi Tillah

President, Parhimpunan Sin Islam

(Islamic Society of the Philippines)