Marawi, Philippines, Aug 25, 2017 / 09:49 am
A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate a Catholic church.
Filmed in the Philippine city of Marawi, the video shows militants shooting and setting fires within a church, as they destroy a crucifix and statues of Mary and St. Joseph.
One jihadist tears up photos of Pope Francis and Benedict XVI while saying, "Remember this, you kuffar [non-Muslims] – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah [god willing]."
Over the footage, another narrator can be heard saying "after all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken. The crusaders' enmity toward the Muslims only served to embolden a generation of youth."