Here is yet another example of the exorbitant costs involved in trying to protect a population from jihadists within the country. Yet Western countries remain heedless of such lessons, and continue to invite Muslims in in large numbers without taking any notice at all of the fact that there is no Islamic group that has pronounced takfir on Osama bin Laden and those who believe as he does — that is, declared him an unbeliever. In other words, there is no reliable way to distinguish a truly peaceful Muslim from one who may sometime engage in jihad activity.
“Thailand: 3,000 Police On Guard As Schools Re-Open In The South,” from AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Bangkok, 16 May (AKI) – More than 3,000 policemen are on guard in about 1,000 government schools in Thailand’s Muslim south as the new school year begins on Wednesday. Seen as a symbol of “Buddhist” Bangkok, the schools – and the teachers – have been the preferred targets of the Islamic rebels fighting for independence of the Muslim majority southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani.
The last school that was attacked was an elementary school in Bangasod, in the district of Bannang Sata, in Yala, which was burnt to the ground last Sunday.
No one was killed in the incident but according to local news reports, at least 50 teachers have been killed in the three provinces since January 2004 and a total of at least 2,100 people have died in over three years of violence.