1000 Muslimahs Deceived By Thai
Soldiers: Shadowy Groups, Regional Grievances
10 March 2012
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
The American troops sent on duty
outside the country, such as in Vietnam (in the 60's),
in Afghanistan, Iraq, always left behind social
problems for the local people after the soldiers have
returned to their home country.
The problems ended up being a
burden that must be borne alone by the local families,
in addition to also having to fight back the feeling
of shame and disgrace. This happened in Southern
Thailand where many Muslim women established intimate
relationship with the non-Muslim soldiers until they
get married and have children.
The source said, 1000 Muslimahs
have been fooled by the Thai soldiers in charge of
hunting down Islamic fighters in the Southern part of
that 'Land of White The Elephant'. They were
reportedly married to the Thai soldiers, after the
Thai soldiers finished their duty, some were brought
along but some were also left behind just like that.
A representative of the Human
Rights organization concerned with the border issues
in South Thailand, Chaiyong Maneerungsakul, said, the
Muslimahs fall prey making relationship with the
Buddhist soldiers sent on duty in that region.
There were members of the
Buddhist army who fall in love with the local women
who are Muslim and persuaded to marry them. Even
though the soldiers changed religion (to Islam), but
in the end it was just a fraud. According to Chaiyong,
the story about Buddhist soldiers converting to Islam
is an ordinary thing here.
"For them there is no
hindrance, today Buddhist, tomorrow Islam and the next
day return to Buddhism again, it is commonplace."
If the soldiers completed the
tasks in the South and moved to other regions, the
Muslimahs just now would be confronted with the
problem of culture shock, which in the end make them
forced to return to the South again. Thus Chaiyong
said as excerpted from the Bangkok
The exposure of the issue of the
1000 Muslimahs was accompanied with the case of a
video recording showing a local Muslim teenagers aged
16 who was harassed by the Thai Government soldiers.
The report stated, on 22nd
January, a soldier known as Winai, had committed
harassment in a location adjacent to a hospital near
the army outpost. The abuse was committed in that
quiet place while recorded by his friend, a government
soldier named Yot.
The case was revealed after Yot
distributed the vile recording which caused the
victim's parents to complain to the authorities.
These incidents of sexual abuse
and cases of Muslimah who became victims to the
Buddhist soldiers who abandoned their wives and
children, add to the suffering of the Muslims in the
South which have been suffering for so long, since the
country, where the majority of the populations are
Muslim, is ill-treated by the Thai forces. (hidayatullah)
Attacks: Mujahideen's Killed Two Soldiers
security personnel stand guard next to body armour of
soldiers after a bomb attack by Mujahideen on a
roadside in Thailand's southern Narathiwat province
March 7, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
Two soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in brazen
Mujahideen attacks on military bases and checkpoints
in Thailand's troubled Muslim south on Friday, police
said, the latest Mujahideen attack in the region
50 gunmen attacked a military base housing Special
Forces in Narathiwat early on Friday, injuring 12
soldiers, police said.
fired M-79 grenades to bring down electricity pylons
to block the road and damaged a waterworks office and
a motorcycle car park.
hours later in Yala province, Mujahideen's attacked an
army checkpoint and took two soldiers hostage. They
bound their hands and feet with plastic cable, stole
their weapons and shot them dead before fleeing,
than 5,000 people have been killed in Muslim-dominated
Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani provinces since a
low-level resistance from the 1970's resurfaced in
region is more than 1,100 km away from the capital,
Bangkok, and was part of an independent Malay Muslim
sultanate until annexed by the predominantly Buddhist
Thailand in 1909.
Despite flooding the region with more than 60,000
police officers and troops, the government has made
little progress in quelling the unrest, for which no
credible group has claimed responsibility.
Attack Kills Four Thai Soldiers In
blast hit a military patrol as it drove along a road
soldiers have been killed in southern Thailand after
suspected Mujahideens detonated a roadside bomb.
said that the attack occurred late on Wednesday in
Narathiwat province, one of three southern provinces
hit by struggles.
suspects detonated the device as the two-vehicle
patrol travelled down a rural road, police said.
Another soldier was seriously injured in the attack.
Thailand's three southern-most provinces have been
plagued by bomb attacks and shootings since 2004, when
a decades-old resistance campaign reignited.
than 4,300 people have been killed in the conflict.
The Thai army had 60,000 forces stationed in the
region to tackle the uprising as of 2011.
Thailand annexed the three provinces - Narathiwat,
Yala and Pattani - in 1902, but the majority of people
there are Muslim and speak a Malay dialect, in
contrast with the Buddhists in the rest of the country
who speak Thai.
Mujahideen Attack In Southern Thailand
Kills Four Soldiers20
Mujahideen's made off with more than 50 rifles and
about 5,000 bullets
Separatist Mujahideen's in southern Thailand have
killed four soldiers in an audacious attack on an army
Military officials say up to 40 gunmen overran the
camp in Narathiwat in an unusually well-organized
Mujahideens carry out regular attacks in Thailand's
three southern provinces, but usually through roadside
bombings or drive-by shootings.
latest attack, the Mujahideen's attacked the base from
the front and the back, according to army officials.
They shot at soldiers, set off bombs, burned buildings
and made off with more than 50 rifles and about 5,000
is known about the various Mujahideen groups but the
BBC's Alastair Leithead in Bangkok said they are
thought to operate in small, independent cells of just
a few people, without a strong leadership hierarchy.
said this raid suggested a much greater level of
Mujahideens have called for autonomy for an area
historically known as Pattani before it was annexed
into Thailand more than 100 years ago.
are not thought to be linked with global or even
regional jihadi networks.
Narathiwat raid undermines the government's argument
that violence is decreasing in the region.
According to Duncan McCargo, Thailand analyst and
professor of South East Asian politics at Leeds
University, the latest attack shows that the
Mujahideen movement is very much alive and well, and
is waging a war on the Thai state.
Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva made a visit to the south
earlier in the week and talked about lifting the state
of emergency in more districts.
Tuesday, the government extended emergency rule in
most of the region for another three months, despite
concerns by human rights groups over the powers given
to the military.
Critics accuse the government of failing to address
the grievances of Thailand's Malay Muslims, who are a
majority in the southern provinces.
Abhisit government's policies of socio-economic
development and empty talk of 'reconciliation' have
not made the problem go away," said Prof McCargo.
ongoing violence in the south should be a wake-up call
that Thailand needs to get serious about reviewing its
over-centralized structures and tackling the deep
causes of national conflict, which are about
inequalities of political power," he said.