The violence in the south
continues to increase, with over a dozen violent incidents a day, mainly by
Islamic terrorists against non-Moslems in the south. Most of these incidents
are non-fatal, but over 2,000 people have died in the last three years. The
terrorists have beheaded 24 people, a tactic that is meant to increase the
intimidation of a murder. Today, for example, Islamic terrorists killed two
female high school students. Islamic terrorists do not approve of education for
girls. The government is trying to offer economic aid, and negotiations
with local leaders, but the Islamic terrorists have everyone terrorized,
Moslems and non-Moslems alike.
March 2, 2007: In the south, the army found
and raided an Islamic terrorist camp near the Malaysian border.
Eight terrorists were killed, and troops are pursuing a dozen or so who
fled the attack..
February 28, 2007: In the south, Islamic terrorists
have killed 60 teachers and ten students, and shut down (or destroyed)
110 schools in the last three years. To deal with this, most of the soldiers
sent to the south, spend part of their day escorting teachers to and from their
schools. This has decreased the attacks on teachers, and made it possible to
slow down the exodus of teachers (Moslem and non-Moslem) from the south.
The Islamic terrorists want to shut down secular schools, and only allow
religious schools (that mainly teach Islam, and the need for war against
February 24, 2007: The government now
believes that up to 10,000 people in the south are involved in, or supporting,
the activities of the Islamic terrorists. This new estimate is the result of
more extensive intelligence collection, as the army tries to get a better idea
of who they are fighting.
February 23, 2007: Australia, Canada, Britain
and Japan warned their citizens to be careful in Thailand, as terrorists
attacks were believed to be planned in the capital, Bangkok. The government
responded by increasing police patrols and counter-terrorism activity.