Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald explains the reasons why jihad is being fought in Thailand:
The Thailand jihad keeps escalating, with continuing Muslim attacks on Buddhist monks, schoolteachers, farmers, and policemen in the south. The grievances of those Muslims are not about jobs and “poverty”; they are about the Thai being non-Muslims. That is their crime. And for that they must pay. They have no right, as Infidels, to rule over Muslims. It is wrong, it is unnatural, it is an offense against Allah, and his people. It cannot be tolerated. That is the view. Sometimes it is explicitly expressed, sometimes it is expressed in veiled terms, sometimes it is denied. But it is there. It cannot be otherwise.
In school one learned, in world history, that “Buddhism disappeared from India, but moved to China.” A mysterious statement, that, but no one thought to inquire further. Now we know: Buddhism disappeared from India because of the Muslim invasion; the mass destruction of Buddhist temples and statuary, and the smaller number of Buddhists (as compared to Hindus) account for its disappearance. Had Muslims conquered China, Buddhism would have disappeared there as well.
It is important to remember that the Bamiyan statues were only the last of tens of thousands of statues destroyed, over hundreds of years, by Muslims in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, in what is present-day Pakistan, Kashmir, and India, in Malaysia, Indonesia (600,000 Chinese murdered by Muslims in the 1960s, massacres described as being directed at “Communist fifth-columnists” when in fact it was a Jihad directed at a non-Muslim minority), and now in Thailand with these attacks on Buddhist monks, temples, and believers — all of this should remind us that Jihad should not be thought of as an attack on the West, but as an attack on all non-Muslims. What unites the Coptic caretaker at the Patmos Center in Egypt, the Episcopalian bond trader, the Assyrian and Armenian Christian women shot dead in Baghdad, the Italian monks killed in Algeria, the Hindu peasants slaughtered in Kashmir and in India, the Buddhist monks killed in Thailand, the Christian Pakistanis killed in hospitals, schools, and churches, the Orthodox held hostage in a Moscow theater, and….you can fill in the list yourself — is one thing: the ideology of Islam, as it relates to the Unbeliever. There is no “war of ideas” (pace the moronic Tom Friedman); there is simply the ideology of Islamic jihad.
But of course you won’t often hear that from those waging this jihad. Instead, they will, as they always do, point to various egregious provocations by non-Muslims. So here, for the jihadist on the run, is a short list of reasons they can invoke for beheading Buddhists in Thailand. In fact, there are 10,000 reasons why Thai Buddhists are being murdered by the local Muslims:
1) The American forces have not punished those Rafidite dogs, the Shi’a, for treating Sunni prisoners badly.
2) The American forces in Iraq serve pork products to the troops.
3) That Danish newspaper. Those cartoons.
4) The Israeli refusal to give advice to the “Palestinians” about how to make proper use of the greenhouses (now destroyed).
5) The Israelis not preventing the “Palestinians” from destroying those greenhouses — knowing full well that that was likely to happen.
6) The refusal of the Dutch Parliament to remove Ayaan Hirsi Ali from its ranks.
7) The refusal of the Dutch Parliament to allow local Muslims to punish Ayaan Hirsi Ali for apostasy, which is in effect preventing one religion, Islam, from dealing as it has every right to deal with those it considers its own members, and over whom Muslim courts should and do have jurisdiction.
8) The refusal of the Canadians in Ottawa to allow Muslims to be governed by Shari’a courts.
9) The cruel and completely baseless prosecution of the entirely innocent Sami al-Arian in Florida.
10) The cruel and completely baseless deportation of the entirely innocent leader of the largest Ohio mosque, Fawaz Damra.
11) The cruel and completely baseless attacks on the arrangements, the funding, the people behind or supporting the building of the Boston Mosque.
12) The cruel and completely baseless attacks on Islam by apostates from Islam such as Ali Sina and others at www.faithfreedom.org, none of whom have any right to remain free from just punishment as apostates.
13) The nasty word — “racaille” — uttered by Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of the Interior, in France.
14) The complaint by the Spanish nuns in Granada that the muezzin’s electronically-enhanced wail five times a day, from the gigantic mosque that was built on the height overlooking the nunnery, has been made so deliberately loud as to destroy their ability to function.
15) The refusal of the Italian state to remove all crosses from all public places everywhere in Italy, as was justly demanded by the head of the Islamic community, Adel Smith.
16) The refusal of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera to fire Magdi Allam, an Italo-Egyptian, for his negative remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood.
17) The refusal of the University of Geneva to renew the temporary contract of Tariq Ramadan.
18) The refusal of the head of the Christian Party in Norway to cease to express sentiments sympathetic to the state, and people, of Israel.
19) The insistence of the government of Great Britain of observing a Holocaust Day ceremony, and not including Muslims as victims of that crime which they, the Muslims, regard as greater than any other — Islamophobia, and the support which it engenders for the criminal founding of the criminal state of criminal Israel.
20) The insistence of the German state of Baden-Wurtemberg on adding certain questions for Muslims wishing to obtain citizenship.
Numbers 21 through 10,000 — you make the list yourself. There’s plenty of material.