Saturday, October 30, 2004

Thai Mass Massacre.

The Muslim community is again shocked with the news of over 80 Thai Muslim who died after being piled up in a truck by the Thai army. What's even more saddening was that it happened in the holy month of Ramadhan. Many are speculating about this incident on whether it was a deliberate attack on the Muslims or whether the Thai army was that STUPID and that DUMB to think that people would survive piled up like sardines for a 6 hour trip to the jail.

Personally I'm disappointed with the Prime Minister. I may be wrong but it seems as though that he doesn't put much blame on the army. It's true that these people were demonstraters but according to the people even innocent bystanders were captured and treated like dirt. What has the world come to?

Pattani has always been an Muslim dominated region and they've been fighting to become an independant state for a long time but it's a wonder why Thailand, a Buddhist country, would still want to keep on Pattani. This tragedy would now fuel the fire of the Reformist at hands and soon there would undoubtedly be more protests and demonstration and perhaps more bloodshed.

It's a pity that this tragedy had to happen now when people should be celebrating nad preparing for eid. Rantau Panjang has now become a deadtown because of the tragedy and I seriously pity those traders who look forward to festive seasons to boost up their sales. I have relatives in Golok and I wonder how they are right now and I hope things are okay for them over there.

I think the army should be blamed foe what happened and Thailand should take action on those who were involved. Just because you were given the authority to apprehend people but it does not give you the right to kill.

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