Time flies. A year ago today (June 8) in Ban Aipayae, Tambon Juab of Joh-i-rong district, Narathiwat province, a group of gunmen arrived unannounced in a pick-up truck in front of the Al Furagon mosque and opened fire indiscriminately into the mosque with automatic rifles. After the gunshots died down, ten mosque-goers were found dead and 12 others injured. The brutal attack, k....
A new report says Islamic schools are fertile recruiting grounds for new militants for Thailand's southern insurgency.In a detailed report released today, the International Crisis Group (ICG) says insurgency groups scout for recruits among students at Islamic high schools. The report reveals that they are mostly young men who are indoctrinated into using violence to protect their ethnic and religious....
|Recruiting Militants in Southern ThailandAsia Report Nฐ170 (ICG)22 June 2009 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY While Thai leaders are preoccupied with turmoil in Bangkok, the insurgency in the South continues to recruit young Malay Muslims, especially from private Islamic schools. These institutions are central to maintenance of Malay Muslim identity, and many students are receptive to the call to take up arms agai....|