There is a “surge in violence” in Thailand since Ramadan began. Somehow these Misunderstanders of Islam didn’t get the memo that Ramadan is a time to “reconcile differences and seek peace.” And oddly enough, they misunderstand Islam and Ramadan in exactly the same way as the Muslims in Bulgaria who somehow got the crazy idea that “Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.” What an odd coincidence!
“Militants shoot dead 4 soldiers in restive Thai south,” from AFP, July 28 (thanks to S.B.):
BANGKOK: Militants shot dead four soldiers and wounded two others early on Saturday in Thailand’s volatile south, an army spokesman said, as a surge in violence since the start of Ramzan continued.
The group of six soldiers were attacked as they patrolled a road in the Mayo district of Pattani province.
“About 20 armed militants on three pick up trucks opened fire at a team of soldiers once they get close to them,” Colonel Pramote Prom-in, southern army spokesman, said.
Pramote said four soldiers were killed in the attack and two more were wounded as they returned fire.
The incident came after a roadside bomb killed five policemen in nearby Yala province on Wednesday….
Authorities had warned that militants were likely to step-up attacks during the Islamic holy month.
So many misunderstanders of Islam!