“More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces since an Islamic insurgency flared in 2004” — but how much do you hear about it in the mainstream media? Hardly at all. And that’s understandable, since in Thailand the victims are Buddhists. If the victims were Muslims, then there would be an international outcry, UN resolutions, and calls from Barack Obama and his minions to stop the sectarian violence. But Islamic jihadists murdering non-Muslims? Pah! Who cares? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Thai police say suspected insurgents kill 3 in shooting in south, including 2-year-old girl,” from the Associated Press, April 20:
HAT YAI, Thailand – Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting.
Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack on Sunday in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province.
Chartchai says another boy was injured in the attack.
Last week, an insurgent was killed in a shooting in the same district that also left his 6-year-old son dead.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces since an Islamic insurgency flared in 2004.