Marawi Muslim Saved 64 Christians From Beheading During ISIS Siege of City
A Muslim in Marawi, Philippines saved 64 Christians from beheading during the ISIS siege of the city last week.
Noor Lucman said he hid the Christians on Mindanao Island after Islamic State terrorists took the city.
The Islamic released video this week from their siege on Marawi, Philippines.
ISIS posts video showing militants in Philippines burning a church in Marawi and smashing artifacts pic.twitter.com/299Fl1WGAM
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ISIS militants slaughtered Filipinos in Marawi who could not recite Islamic prayer according to sources.
Church Militant reported:
A Muslim man in the Philippines is being hailed as a hero for reportedly hiding 64 Christians in his home while Islamic militants were hunting them.
Noor Lucman, a Muslim who lives in Marawi, the capital city of about 200,000 people on the Philippine island of Mindanao, gave shelter to Christians who were working near his home in the days leading up the militants’ takeover of the majority Muslim city on May 22.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the province the following day and dispatched the military to wrest control away from the fighters, known as the Maute group. They have allegedly aligned themselves with ISIS in the Middle East. The people were blocked from leaving the city except for those being evacuated by the Philippine Army.
Church Militant reported earlier that Fr. Chito Suganob had been kidnapped and held hostage by militants along with over 240 other Christians.
After Lucman had fled the city, he told journalists the Christians “couldn’t leave the city, so I had to take responsibility in protecting them.”
“The following days, other Christian workers took refuge in my house. There were about 64 of them in my hands and I was very determined that nothing happens to them,” adding that militants would only get to them “over [his] dead body.”
“When ISIS came, they recognized me and they showed respect by just leaving when I told them to leave.” He continued, “They didn’t know I was hiding Christians. If they knew that there were Christians in my house, they would all be beheaded and executed.”