The BBC reports on ongoing violence by Muslim terrorists in southern Thailand. Just another front in the war on everybody but us being waged by radical Islam. The International Herald Tribune reports on the situation:

Thailand has become somewhat inured to the daily violence that has claimed more than 1,300 lives over the past two years, a startling death toll in a country that is still much better known for its beaches and massage parlors than its homegrown terrorism.

But the beating of Jooling Pangamoon, who taught art at the elementary school, shocked the country, both because of its brutality and because witnesses say the group that abducted Jooling was led by women.

The beating confirmed a disturbing trend: Whereas the victims of the insurgency three years ago were almost exclusively soldiers and police officers, they nowadays are including more and more civilians – Buddhist monks, bystanders, teachers and government officials – according to Srisompob Jitpiromsri, a political science professor at Prince Songkla University in the southern city of Pattani. He counts a total of 3,546 violent incidents in 2004 and 2005.

Thawach Saehum, head of a teachers’ association, says 46 teachers have been killed and 28 wounded since 2004, when violence flared dramatically. He and many teachers now carry handguns to protect themselves, he said.

“The teachers are the last symbol of the government’s presence in the villages,” Thawach said, adding that most other government officers were too afraid to set foot outside of the main towns, especially at night.

Looks like the ROP doesn’t like Bhuddists either.

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