Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thailand: 3 dead and dozens wounded in jihad attacks

In virtually all instances the reporting of attacks is couched in terms where the reader is given no clue as to who really did the deed.  Never a mention of jihad except in terms of tying it with the adjective "radical" which also belies the underlying tenet, which is Islamic doctrine.

The Islamic tide continues to spread, yet no one will call it by what it is, and for this thinking there can be no defense.

From AP May 24


BANGKOK (AP) -- A series of coordinated bomb attacks in restive southern Thailand hit convenience stores, gas stations and other locations, killing three people and wounding scores, police said.

The explosions Saturday evening occurred in Pattani province in Thailand's predominantly Muslim south, where an Islamic insurgency has claimed thousands of lives.

It was unlikely that the blasts were related to the military coup staged in Thailand's capital this past week, though insurgents may have been emboldened by the development.

Pattani provincial police chief Phote Suaisuwan said the blasts hit four 7-11 convenience stores, two gas stations and three other locations. Hospitals reported they treated 63 people and three had died.

More than 5,000 people have been killed since the insurgency flared in 2004. Thai Muslims complain of being treated as second-class citizens by the Buddhist majority.

The history of interaction between Hindus and Muslims has been a one-sided affair, with Muslims being the main aggressor yet projecting their aggression onto Hindus as a way to blame them for the plight of the poor Muslim.  Ridiculous.   

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