The brave muhajadin carried out their glorious raids against... shops, supermarkets and a karaoke bar.
Shops in Pattani City were closed on Monday and streets deserted, as residents stayed indoors fearing more violence. The bombing and arson campaign is being regarded as revenge for the killing of 16 militants who attacked a marine base in Narathiwat Province last Wednesday. It was the deadliest day the insurgents have suffered in almost a decade.
Almost 5,400 people have died, and more than 9,500 have been injured, since the insurgency started in earnest in 2004.
Note that this genocidal campaign against non-Muslims has been launched in "revenge" for the jihadists who died carrying out attacks. It's like bank robbers, failing to get into the vault on their first attempt and losing a number of their crew to security guards, taking revenge on the bank with another heist.
The racket is always the same. Islamists create chaos in areas they want to control. When security forces stand by helpless to respond, people who can move away do so. Finally, the jihadists move in and offer "security" to the exhausted and demoralized remainder -- in exchange for acceptance of sharia law and conversion...More >>