Islamic jihad certainly part of southern unrest

your say August 02, 2014 01:00

Re: "Let's keep Islam and southern unrest separate", Letters, July 31



Whenever someone makes a legitimate criticism of Islam, you can be sure that someone like Imtiyaz Yusuf will begin the name-calling, usually “Islamophobia”. 
Any investigation of the problems in southern Thailand should certainly include a multi-factor analysis, but to suggest that jihadism is not a part of it is nonsense. 
And any study of Islam, past or present, will show that it is Islam that is in fact Christian-phobic, Buddhist-phobic, Baha’i-phobic, Jewish-phobic, etc.
Dean Barrett
Bangkok