Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thailand’s Muslim Insurgency Has Returned



Don Pathan, Asia Times: Thailand’s Muslim insurgency roars back to life

Surge in lethal attacks in nation's southernmost region underscores a lack of progress in resolving the conflict after four years of military rule.

A new surge in lethal attacks in Thailand’s southernmost region has underscored the lack of progress in resolving the insurgent conflict after four years of military junta rule.

The restive region – spanning the three Muslim majority provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat as well as areas of neighboring Buddhist majority Songkhla – had seen a lull in violence, including over a year-long national period of mourning from October 2016-17 for deceased King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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WNU Editor: This low-intensity insurgency has been ongoing since 2004. It is not going to end anytime so.

6 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

As the most populous (by far) Muslim country, a full blown jihadist insurgency would be a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Islam is a frightening "religion", as their prophet Mohommed commands Muslims to destroy nonbeleivers, rape and enslave their children, and if a jhiddist is killed in the process, not to worry! Heaven holds virgins reserved for you for all eternity. Why the West seeks to protect Muslims is a mystery since they are cutting their own throats by doing so.

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