“My World is growing smaller everyday,” so the song goes. Machiavelli’s “Divide and Rule” is the best weapon against the Maranaos. It is proven in the Arab world.
Whoever wants to divide the province of Lanao del Sur into two with the other one to be called Maranao Province is committing genocide against the Maranaos.
The Maranao Homeland used to be so wide and vast. Then in the 50s, politicians in their desire to control powers divided Lanao into two without thinking the consequence in terms of identity and territory.
By dividing the Muslim world into small weak countries, the enemies of Islam won over the once powerful Muslims. This is how peoples are conquered: divide them, support each with tools and resources to fight one another and you control them.