Random acts of jihad continue as they have for years in “restive” southern Thailand, frequently targeting law enforcement and those seen as collaborators with the non-Islamic government. And after all, nothing says “religion of peace and tolerance” like a bomb planted on a soccer field. “Eight Killed at Football Game in Thailand by Muslim Militants,” from Chakra News, June 8 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
(CHAKRA) In Thailand’s restive south, eight Buddhists have been killed by Muslim militants, according to police reports.
“Restive” has truly become a reliable code word for “jihad-afflicted” in the global press.
Police Lieutenant General, Kong-att Suwannakham says insurgents detonated a homemade bomb in a football field in the province of Pattani which resulted in four policemen being killed and another dozen being wounded. They had all just met at the field to play a friendly game of football knowing little that their lives were at stake in a few minutes time.
In the province of Yala, police say that insurgents set off a roadside bomb and shot at an army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding two. Additionally two men on bicycles, fatally shot at a formal local official in his pick up truck, in the province of Narathiwat.
In Thailand’s three Muslim-dominated provinces, more than 4,300 people have been killed in the predominantly Buddhist regions. These killings have all happened since the Islamist insurgency erupted in the country in 2004.