Islamic Terrorists Bomb Catholic Mass in Philippines

Islamic terrorists bombed a Catholic Mass in the Philippines over the weekend, killing at least four in attendance.

The explosion took place at Mindanao State University in Marawi, the country’s largest Muslim city.

Police said that the bombing came from a grenade or an improvised explosive device (IED), and may have been a counterattack after a Philippine military strike killed 11 Islamist militants in the country.

Mindanao State University condemned “the act of violence,” saying the school stands “in solidarity with our Christian community and all those affected by this tragedy.”

The governor of the Lanao del Sur province, Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., spoke out about the attack, saying the bombing was an assault on the “right to religion.”

“Terroristic attacks on educational institutions must also be condemned because these are places that promote the culture of peace and mold our youth to be the future shapers of this country,” he said.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion went off during the first Bible reading on the first Sunday of Advent, the Christian season preparing for Jesus’ birth on Christmas.