Eating pork: a sin against Allah. Murdering those who sell pork: pleasing to Allah. Note Reuters’ subtle endorsement of this jihad violence, in terming it part of “resistance to Buddhist rule.” The operators of a pork stall in Yala are not oppressing Muslims, and murdering them is not “resistance” to anything, it is just obedience to the bloody Qur’anic command to “kill the idolaters wherever you find them” (9:5).
“Bomb at pork stall in market in Thailand’s south kills three, wounds 22,” Reuters, January 22, 2018:
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand’s southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said, the first such attack in the region in months.
The mostly Muslim provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala in Thailand’s far south are home to a long-running insurgency by ethnic Malay Muslims fighting for autonomy in which more than 6,000 people have been killed since 2004.
“The criminals put a bomb in a motorcycle and placed it next to a market cart. The force of the explosion caused three people to lose their lives,” said ISOC spokesman Pramote Prom-in. The ISOC is a government security force that operates in the region.
No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack on Monday, which took place at a morning market.
Police said the motorcycle was placed near a stall selling pork, which is strictly forbidden for Muslims under Islamic Law.
It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was placed at the pork stall in a deliberate attempt to target Thai Buddhists.
The stall’s female owner and a male customer were among the three people killed, police said. The bomb blew off chunks of the market’s corrugated tin roof and wrecked nearby stalls….
Resistance to Buddhist rule from Bangkok has existed for decades in the predominantly Muslim southern provinces, waning briefly in the 1990s before resurfacing violently in 2004.