The navy on Wednesday appealed to the customers of social media to chorus from sharing movies that would fan non secular hatred as authorities forces proceed to battle extremists in Marawi City.

“May I also appeal to our social media users and our netizens. There are videos circulating around regarding certain — the armed elements destroying a church,” Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr. stated through the Mindanao Hour press briefing in Malacañang.

“We have requested that this be pulled out because it may fan hatred, it may fan hate and it is intended by these militants to induce other Christian elements to fight against these armed elements or to sow hatred among Christians and Muslims,” he added.

Padilla requested the general public to not be swayed by the plan of the phobia teams to inflame non secular hatred that would ultimately outcome to sectarian division.

“This is not a religious war, this is a terror attack on the city of Marawi and we must be clear about it,” he stated.