Fifteen more victims of the jihad in south Thailand:
Yala is one of three insurgency-torn provinces in southern Thailand
At least 10 soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by suspected militants in southern Thailand, officials say.
The roadside bomb struck an army vehicle carrying around 12 soldiers as it drove through the province of Yala, the deputy governor said.
The attack is one of the worst in the region in recent years.
Another five people were killed in a separate incident in Songkhla province, when gunmen fired at local Muslims at a mosque, reports say.
“Thai Buddhists will never live peacefully. You will be killed cruelly”Â
“We will give Thai Buddhists three days to leave our land. Otherwise, we will kill you and burn your houses. … Thai Buddhists will never live peacefully. You will be killed cruelly.”
Meanwhile, note that this jihadist was recruited through atrocity stories, as we have seen many times before. The jihad recruiters don’t seem to have mentioned Britney Spears.
NA PRADU, Thailand – It took two days for the young Muslim assassin to calm his nerves before the slaying.
Then, Mohama Waekaji says, he walked one cool morning to a rice mill, carrying a knife and following orders from a guerrilla commander to behead the 72-year-old Buddhist owner.
He asked the elderly man, Juan Kaewtongprakam, for some rice husks. As he turned to collect them, Waekaji says, he slashed the blade through the man’s neck.
“I didn’t dare to disobey,” the 23-year-old Waekaji said in an interview with The Associated Press _ the first time a Thai militant accused of a beheading has spoken to the Western media. “I knew they would come after me if I did not do what I was told.”
The killing in February was one in a spate of beheadings that has shocked Thailand, a nation with no past history of the practice, and fueled fears that the brutal terrorist tactics of the Middle East are spreading in Asia.