President Rodrigo Duterte has defended sporting his sneakers contained in the Marawi Grand Mosque throughout his most up-to-date go to to the war-torn metropolis.
In an interview Tuesday (September 12), Duterte famous that the mosque’s interiors have been filled with glass and particles from the continuing preventing between the troopers and the Maute group.
“And ano, para ka matinik? Tapos ‘pag ba na — ‘Ano ‘yan? Papa-tetanus ka nanaman?’bMakikita mo ‘yan sa floor — may IED nga doon eh — ‘yung pressure — maraming basag na… Gusto mo mag-tinikling ka doon?” he instructed reporters after visiting a soldier’s wake on the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
As somebody with Moro roots, Duterte mentioned he was properly conscious of the tradition in Marawi. He mentioned he didn’t imply any disrespect when he didn’t take his sneakers off durihg go to to the mosque.
“Magpasugat kami ng paa? I respect Islam, that was the religion of my — there was no — it was not meant to disrespect or dishonor. Ayaw ko lang matinik pati ‘yung lahat,” he mentioned.
The President visited Marawi City on September 11 to indicate his help for the troops battling the terrorists.