Islamic teachers? But…didn’t they know Islam is a religion of peace? From AFP, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai authorities said Thursday they have arrested four Islamic teachers accusing of masterminding “terrorism” in the kingdom’s violence-racked south.
The four, detained in sweeps Tuesday and Wednesday in the south, were charged with treason and terrorism which carry the death penalty, the Southern Border Provinces Peace-Building Command said.
Its head General Sirichai Tanyasiri told AFP the four, all of whom taught at private Islamic schools in Yala province, would be flown to Bangkok Friday to appear before a criminal court.
“These suspects are key mastermind figures, especially Waeyuso Waedoramae who ordered the theft of government firearms and the attacking of government officials as well as innocent civilians,” the command said in a statement from Yala.