Some people still question whether this was a jihad attack. Well, let’s see. A Muslim from Turkey travels to Thailand and helps blow up a Hindu shrine. He must have been motivated by local political concerns, right? Or maybe he intended to carry out a robbery? Or perhaps Adem Karadag is “mentally ill”?
Thai police arrested a Turkish suspect and seized bomb-making materials on Saturday in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing, officials said.
“It is most likely he is related to the bombing at Rajaprasong,” deputy police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said of the suspect. The blast at the Erawan Shrine in the commercial Rajaprasong district of the capital on August 17 killed 20 people, including foreigners.
The man was arrested on Saturday in Nong Jok on the outskirts of Bangkok. Chakthip said, “We found bomb materials in his apartment.”
Police said he was carrying a passport with the name Adem Karadag, though added that they believed the document was a fake….