Thai Policeman ShotÂ in Front of Mosque, Witnessed by 100 Muslim Worshipers
“War is deceit,” Muhammad said, and “the gunmen passed themselves as Muslim worshipers who came to pray at the mosque.” No word on any expression of outrage from their co-religionists at this “misunderstanding” of Islam, or if outrage will be reserved, as ever, for cartoons, non-muslims accused of blasphemy, orphanages, health care centers, and priests.
Look what’s causing “impoverished, marginalized” Muslims:
The intrepid mujahedin, gunning down teachers and forcing school closures in the entire province. Later on, they, along with analysts in the West, will complain about the region being poor and underdeveloped, and say it causes jihad. But this is a classic example of jihad causing poverty, and obliterating the means of improving one’s lot in life.
Teachers working in state schools are frequently targeted because they are seen as a symbol of government authority in the south, where Islamic insurgents view the education system as an effort by Bangkok to impose Buddhist culture….
“Call for Thai school closures after teachers killed,” by Rapee Mama for Agence France-Presse, September 7
- Thailand: Muslims attack Buddhists at tea shop, killing five
Jihad against Buddhist wild pig hunters. “Bomb kills 9 civilians in restive Thai south,” from Reuters, January 25:Â Attacks are typically drive-by shootings, ambushes and roadside blasts although car bombings and beheadings have taken place in recent years….
Rebels kill three, burn bodies in Thai south
What’s noteworthy here is that al Reuters for once skips the usual BS aboutÂ the marginalized, impoverished Muslims who have somehow been left behind by the evil Thai government:
PATTANI – SUSPECTED Muslim separatists shot dead three Buddhists and burned their bodies in Thailand’s restive south, police said on Thursday, the latest violence in the rubber-rich southern tip of the country.
The killings follow several high-profile attacks in the past three weeks, including a raid on an army camp, a massive roadside bombing, the execution-style shooting of a Buddhist family and a series of drive-by attacks.
The latest escalation of violence began soon after the government hailed the success of security operations and public relations campaigns in reducing the number of attacks.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said the government was considering lifting the emergency decree gradually in the region despite opposition from the army.
In the latest incident, suspected insurgents shot the three Buddhists, among them two women, as the rode in a pick-up truck in Pattani, one of three provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and minority Buddhists, have been killed in violence since 2004.
Police later found their charred bodies on the roadside next to their burnt vehicle. — REUTERS
But here’s the good news:
And that, of course, is what you have always wanted. But how long will it before you start to demand it in the rest of Thailand as well? “Thaworn sees sharia law as way forward,” from the Bangkok Post, December 25 via JW…….