They will say: “But, but, Islam forbids killing the innocent!” Sure, but who decides who is innocent? From AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
BANGKOK (AFP) – A janitor of a government office was shot and killed in Thailand’s predominantly Muslim south, while an elderly rubber tapper was slashed by assailants, police said Thursday.
Chai Yongyosying, a 55-year-old Buddhist, was shot by unidentified gunmen who followed him home from work at Yaring district’s administrative office in Pattani province Wednesday evening.
“He was shot twice as he almost arrived home in Ban Leam village … and pronounced dead at Yaring district hospital at 6:55 pm,” police in Yaring said.
In neighbouring Yala province, rubber farmer Sommai Khampanai, 72, was seriously wounded when he was slashed in the head Wednesday, police said. He remained in intensive care.
Police described the attacks as the latest linked to rampaging violence that has left at least 630 people dead and hundreds more wounded.
Authorities blame the unrest — mostly targeting security officials but including teachers, state workers, civilians and Buddhist monks — on a separatist insurgency.
Otherwise known as a jihad.