The jihad of southern Thailand was planned in northern Pakistan
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.
Karachiâ€™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]