Hopeless. The more jiziya is paid, the more weapons the jihadists can buy, the more mosques the soldiers of allah can build, and the Â jihad will not stop until all the unbelievers are dead or forcibly converted.
Thai gov’t, Muslim separatist negotiators aim to curb violence during Muslim holy month
It is said that the dead tell no tale. But in death, the widows of two of south Thailand’s most wanted militants reveal the deepest thoughts behind men involved in the region’s most violent conflict.
An Islamic insurgency that erupted in 2004 has killed more than 5,000 people in Thailand’s three southernmost, Muslim-dominated provinces. Attacks occur almost daily despite the start of peace talks this year.
The militants mainly target security forces and teachers, who are perceived as representatives of the government of predominantly Buddhist Thailand.
Terms and conditions for ensuring peace during Ramadan will be made public as soon as possible, according to the joint statement released after the one-day talks in Kuala Lumpur.
“When we commit to peace, we must trust each other. This is the first step,” Nipat Thonglek, a senior member of the Thai government negotiating team, told reporters.
It is unclear whether the rebel representatives involved in the talks would be able to completely eliminate violence, as the insurgency is thought to be highly decentralized, with local units free to choose targets and campaigns.
Rebel negotiators plan next to provide Thai authorities with detailed explanations of their five preliminary demands, including allowing other Southeast Asian countries and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to observe the peace talks.
Subsequent meetings will be held after Ramadan, according to the statement.