EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier.

“Pangarap ng pamilya ko makapag-aral ako ng Koran (It is my family’s dream to make me study the Koran),” said the boy, now in his teens. What is not clear is if his parents were also given monetary assistance.The boy found himself relocating a few years back to the faraway town of Butig, some 50 road kilometers away from Marawi City, where he diligently learned the Koran.But a month into the lessons, they gave him a rifle and taught him how to kill. “Lahat daw ngChristiansa buong mundo, patayin daw, ‘te (They said all the Christians in the world must die),” he said.The boy did not know about the Mautes’ links to the international terrorist network Islamic State (ISIS) or anything about establishing a caliphate in Mindanao, which, according to the military, was the “grand plan” of the Maute Group.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier.

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