Those oppressive, bloodthirsty Buddhists are at it again, provoking peaceful Muslims to violence by daring to … hold a festival. From Reuters, with thanks to Twostellas:
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A bomb wounded nine soldiers and civilian volunteers manning a checkpoint near a local Buddhist festival in Thailand’s mainly Muslim south on Sunday, police said.
The bomb, the latest act of violence in the region near the Malaysia border, exploded just 500 metres from the temple, they said.
“Nine people, including two solders are injured. Two voluntary officials are in serious condition,” a police spokesman told Reuters.
More than 320 people have been killed in the south since January, when the violence the government blames largely on radical Muslim teachers began with a raid on an army camp in which nearly 400 M-16 assault rifles were stolen.
Radical Muslim teachers? Don’t these teachers know their subject?