July 18, 2005Foreign AffairsSecurity

Pakistani jihadis drew up the future map of Thailand’

The jihad of southern Thailand was planned in northern Pakistan

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Thaksin Shinawatra, the Thai prime minister, has armed himself with emergency powers to tackle the upsurge in violence in Thailand’s southern provinces this month. And here too, the role of Pakistan’s madrassas and terrorist camps stands out.

Karachi’s reputation as a training camp of international terrorists has been revealed: not only have the Indonesian bombers been facilitated here, but also hundreds of Pattanis of Thailand. The future map of Thailand was said to have been decided at Multan Road in Lahore by the jihadi leaders that President Musharraf presumably referred to while talking to the policemen. [DT]

Related Links: B Raman’s SAAG papers on southern Thailand.

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