Whoops. On Monday there was an explosion inside a mosque in Thailand, but now it turns out that it was caused by a Muslim, who for reasons unknown brought the bomb into the mosque, where he…dropped it.
“In brief: Victim ‘carried mosque bomb,'” from The Nation, with thanks to Twostellas:
The bomb that exploded at a mosque in Chiang Mai on Monday was carried by the victim, the commissioner of Chiang Mai provincial police said yesterday.
Maj-General Bandop Sukonthaman alleged that Nasis Ahamad, a Burmese worker injured by the blast at Chang Klan mosque, confessed to carrying the small home-made bomb to the mosque then accidentally dropping it on the floor, causing it to explode.
However, he said police had yet to charge Nasis, who is still in hospital, with any offence.
Bandop said police still had to investigate Nasis’ motive for carrying the bomb into a sacred place. Villagers living close to the mosque, however, did not accept the explanation.
Bandop said he had reported his findings to community leaders, but the people said they did not believe a Muslim would bring a bomb into a mosque.
Of course not. What would a Muslim be doing with a bomb?