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Islamic jihad certainly part of southern unrest

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


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