Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Thailand jihad continues

As Joshua pundit has reported,one of the little known fronts in this war is in Southern Thailand. Over 1,100 people have been killed in a war to create a `caliphate' out of three provinces in Southern Thailand where the population is over 50% Muslim.>>> <<< Mastermind of southern violence identified, two people killed

Part of the problem is that the provinces border Muslim Malaysia, where the insurgents have been receiving sanctuary and arms.

Today, the victims of jihad were a 65-year-old man, Prom Suwanro, who was killed yesterday evening as he was returning home by motorcycle in Narathiwat. There was also a murder in the neighbouring province of Yala: the victim was a 23-year-old policeman who was gunned down. Also in Yala, a bomb , injuring three escort soldiers and a group of teachers.

One of the leaders of this jihad has been identified as 50-year-old Shafie Manso, an imam and teacher in a Madrassah and the leader of the largest separatist armed group in the south, the National Revolutionary Front-Coordinate, or BRN-C.

The refuge given to the Islamic terrorists by Malaysia has sparked a major diplomatic crisis between Thailand and it's southern neighbor.

Look for this to heat up further.

A couple of previous stories:

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Muslim terrorist kill 3 in Thailand

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Thais seek killers of two marines

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