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One Killed in Bombing of Thai Noodle Shop
AllHeadlineNews ^ | 1/16/05

Posted on 01/16/2005 11:22:23 AM PST by TexKat

BANGKOK, Thailand - A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents exploded Sunday at a noodle shop in southern Thailand, killing one person and injuring 59 others, officials said.

Thailand's three southernmost provinces have been plagued for the past year by violence the authorities blame on a revived Muslim separatist movement.

The bomb, estimated to weigh 10 pounds, was left in the shop and triggered remotely by a mobile phone at noon while the shop was crowded, police said.

Witnesses said the bomb may have been planted by a woman who left her purse on a chair and walked out shortly before the explosion, provincial police chief Col. Parinya Kwangyeun said.

The restaurant's owner was confirmed dead, and 59 other people were hospitalized with injuries, including 10 who were in critical condition, Parinya said.

Many previous bombings in the area have used the same gel explosive, large quantities of which have been reported stolen from quarries and construction sites.

Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani on the Thai-Malaysia border are the only Muslim-majority provinces in Thailand, which is mostly Buddhist. Southern Muslims have long complained of being treated as second-class citizens.

Near-daily shootings and occasional bombings have plagued the area, claiming more than 660 lives over the past year.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bangkok; islam; muslims; muslimterrorists; southeastasia; thailand; thainoodleshop

Thai police go through the rubble of a noodle shop, after a bomb explosion in Yala province about 1084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, January 16, 2005. A bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's largely Muslim south on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 29, police said. Violence erupted in the south a year ago, fuelling fears that a dormant separatist Islamic insurgency might be revived. About 500 people were killed last year in three southern provinces annexed by Thailand a century ago. REUTERS/Stringer

A Thai victim waits for a doctor at hospital, after being hurt by a bomb explosion, in Yala province about 1084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, January 16, 2005. A bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's largely Muslim south on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 29, police said. Violence erupted in the south a year ago, fuelling fears that a dormant separatist Islamic insurgency might be revived. About 500 people were killed last year in three southern provinces annexed by Thailand a century ago. REUTERS/Stringer

Thai offical transport a victim to hospital after being hurt by a bomb explosion in Yala province about 1084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, January 16, 2005. A bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's largely Muslim south on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 29, police said. Violence erupted in the south a year ago, fuelling fears that a dormant separatist Islamic insurgency might be revived. About 500 people were killed last year in three southern provinces annexed by Thailand a century ago. REUTERS/Stringer

Thai police go through the rubble of a noodle shop, after a bomb explosion in Yala province about 1084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, January 16, 2005. A bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's largely Muslim south on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 29, police said. Violence erupted in the south a year ago, fuelling fears that a dormant separatist Islamic insurgency might be revived. About 500 people were killed last year in three southern provinces annexed by Thailand a century ago. REUTERS/Stringer

Thai soilder moves through the rubble after a bomb explosion in Yala province about 1084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, January 16, 2005. A bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's largely Muslim south on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 29, police said. Violence erupted in the south a year ago, fuelling fears that a dormant separatist Islamic insurgency might be revived. About 500 people were killed last year in three southern provinces annexed by Thailand a century ago. REUTERS/Stringer

1 posted on 01/16/2005 11:22:24 AM PST by TexKat
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To: TexKat

What the hell do these animals WANT??? Muslim violence is EVERYWHERE!


2 posted on 01/16/2005 11:25:10 AM PST by Just Lori
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To: TexKat
Prayers for the families, and for the victims, and for the Thai in general.

/john

3 posted on 01/16/2005 11:25:22 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (D@mit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: TexKat
"Muslim insurgents" = TERRORISTS!
4 posted on 01/16/2005 11:26:35 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: TexKat
Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani on the Thai-Malaysia border are the only Muslim-majority
provinces in Thailand, which is mostly Buddhist.


Ship them to Banda Aceh in Indonesia.
Lots of low-price real estate for them there...would probably be
first-class citizens in that part of the world...
5 posted on 01/16/2005 11:26:48 AM PST by VOA
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To: Spanaway Lori

This is just unbelievable! They are subhuman maniacs.


6 posted on 01/16/2005 11:28:17 AM PST by tkathy (Ban all religious head garb.)
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To: TexKat
I told my MIL from Thailand was in jeopardy from Islam. She told me I was wrong.

Later during the week I found out her mother, still residing in Thailand, attends the local mosque. Not because she is a Muslim (she is Buddhist) but because it just makes things easier for her.

7 posted on 01/16/2005 11:28:28 AM PST by riri
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To: TexKat; Cacique

We can never have enough Thai noodle shops in the USA. I hope that the non-Muslim Thais such as the victim consider either emigration or retaliation.


8 posted on 01/16/2005 11:28:35 AM PST by Clemenza (President: Liger Breeders of the Pacific Northwest)
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To: TexKat
Southern Muslims have long complained of being treated as second-class citizens

It would appear there's a reason for this.

9 posted on 01/16/2005 11:29:12 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: TexKat

If Muslims are too blame then one mosque should be bombed from the air. With no warning to anyone who may be there. Start with the worst Jihadist mosques then work your way down the list


10 posted on 01/16/2005 11:29:24 AM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: TexKat
Muhammad's Koran-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...
11 posted on 01/16/2005 11:31:24 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: Spanaway Lori

What the hell do these animals WANT??? Muslim violence is EVERYWHERE!


That is indeed what they want!
What they also desire is a terrific backlash at any moderate
Muslims, thereby furthering their Jihad.

The continued harping of CAIR in this country is preparing
the Muslims here for the response to the next terror strike, it's how they recruit.


12 posted on 01/16/2005 11:32:56 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TexKat

I cannot believe the Thai government doesn't put an end to this, their hands are not tied like the US.


13 posted on 01/16/2005 11:38:48 AM PST by Bossy Gillis
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To: Spanaway Lori

They want everyone dead who isn't muslim. It's that simple I believe.

The left tries to 'nuance' and explain away their violence as a message to western intrusion and imperialism. That's a load of crap. The only message is 'death to the infidels'.


14 posted on 01/16/2005 11:39:21 AM PST by kenth (Tagline expired.)
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To: Spanaway Lori
It's been this way for 1,200 years. What else is new about Islam?

And, to answer your question, they want everyone to live under the satanic Crescent Moon and face Mecca five times a day, that's what they want.

15 posted on 01/16/2005 11:40:51 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Anyone else see irony in prioritizing Iraq [w/no nukes] as N. Korea kept on making nukes [9 now] ?)
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To: TexKat
"Muslim insurgents"

Err, this looks more like the work of terrorists than enemy combatants, unless there's some big Muslim rebellion in Thailand that I don't know about. Is 'insurgent' becoming a politically-correct neologism?

16 posted on 01/16/2005 11:42:03 AM PST by rightwinggoth
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To: TexKat
Damned MSM showing their bias again...

A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents

TERRORISTS

...
17 posted on 01/16/2005 11:43:45 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Rap - the other Disco)
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To: Spanaway Lori

"What the hell do these animals WANT??? Muslim violence is EVERYWHERE!"

They want the death and destruction of everything un-Islamic. Muslims actually make their goals pretty clear to anyone willing to pay even the slightest bit of attention. The Thai's are, unfortunantly, guity of the same thing we are in the West - that is, trying to avoid facing the horrible truth about what Islam really represents.

The majority buddhist Thai's are wracking their brains trying to figure out how to reach out to their Muslim population, sending their Queen to the terrorist ridden provinces in the vain search for dialogue, floating silly cutout paper peace doves as symbolic acts of understanding, etc - and meanwhile the terrorist continue their campaign of killing, bombing and mayhem. How it isn't completely obvious to everyone that these Islamic fanatics, and the general Muslim population that harbors and refuses to condemn the violence, will respond to anything other than massive force is beyond me.

The violent nature of Islam will never end because it is a religion of conquest. I hope and pray the rest of the world wakes up soon and recognizes this fact, but sadly I fear it will take terrorist attacks of unimaginable scale before we learn.

Islam is a scourge which must be thoroughly crushed.

Longbow


18 posted on 01/16/2005 11:47:53 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Bossy Gillis

"I cannot believe the Thai government doesn't put an end to this, their hands are not tied like the US."

To his credit, Prime Minister Thaksin has made some attempts to deal with the Islamic violence in the south. The problem is, he and his TRT party are like the West in that they refuse to accept the depth of the problem. Thaksin and his administration like to blame Muslim violence on hooligans or gang members rather than accept the completely obvious - which is that a significant percentage of the entire Islamic population in the south is sympathetic to their terrorist brethren. Still, Thaksin takes a strong stand against terror from time to time, but unfortunantly each time he does, busy body NGO's get involved and condemn the Thai government and the West starts whining that Thaksin should persue "dialogue" rather than allow the "cycle of violence" to continue.

Keep an eye on Thailand. The Islamic terrorists are actively trying to bomb tourist areas in and around BKK, Phuket and elsewhere. Something on the scale of the Bali bombing will be attempted, the only question is when and will the Thai authorities be able to stop it in time.

Longbow


19 posted on 01/16/2005 12:08:05 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: TexKat
BANGKOK, Thailand - A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents exploded Sunday at a noodle shop in southern Thailand, killing one person and injuring 59 others, officials said.

All Islamics, even the peaceful ones, have become my mortal enemy.

20 posted on 01/16/2005 12:10:05 PM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Longbow1969
The Thai's are, unfortunantly, guity of the same thing we are in the West - that is, trying to avoid facing the horrible truth about what Islam really represents.

Islam is basically Nazism without the handsome uniforms.

21 posted on 01/16/2005 12:11:28 PM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: TexKat

Why are they also called "insurgents" in Thailand?


22 posted on 01/16/2005 12:28:43 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: Longbow1969
They want the death and destruction of everything un-Islamic.

Yeah, but NOODLES?

23 posted on 01/16/2005 12:36:12 PM PST by solitas ('Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.6)
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To: Spanaway Lori

They're making enemies all over the globe. Oddly enough, people don't seem to like their random bombings. But it appears there are more than a few that wish to "jihad."


24 posted on 01/16/2005 12:48:17 PM PST by F15Eagle
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To: Longbow1969
There have been religions that practiced sacrificing the first-born in the fiery furnace of an idol's mouth; and the Israelites were commanded to kill them all.

No sane people can or should tolerate a religion that demands the death of innocents. Of course ,no sane people would tolerate a political system that promotes the killing of the unborn. Every day of every week of every year Americans kill MORE future citizens than the Mohammedans did on the ONE day they brought their violence to U.S. soil.

25 posted on 01/16/2005 12:52:28 PM PST by hoosierham
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To: hoosierham

Hey, thats the way to stay on topic. We are discussing the murdering muslims right now. Other threads are talking about the murdering abortionists.


26 posted on 01/16/2005 2:21:33 PM PST by calex59
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To: Longbow1969
To his credit, Prime Minister Thaksin Toxin has made some attempts to deal with the Islamic violence in the south.

Yea, dropping all the paper birds over the southern provinces was a great idea...

Thaksin and his administration like to blame Muslim violence on hooligans or gang members rather than accept the completely obvious

You forgot the ever convenient, "it is because they are all on drugs" line. LOL!

27 posted on 01/16/2005 2:26:44 PM PST by killjoy (War is not the answer, simply part of the solution)
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To: calex59

I was kind of trying to point out that ignoring what's killing your citizens is insane,be a cult of religion or convenience.


28 posted on 01/16/2005 2:32:32 PM PST by hoosierham
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To: TexKat

"He hates these noodles!"


30 posted on 01/16/2005 3:05:08 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: killjoy

"You forgot the ever convenient, 'it is because they are all on drugs' line. LOL!"

Hehehehehe. Right you are. Well, ya know, drugs create the terror problem in the Kingdom's south, the causes of this drug problem are surely Internet cafe's and nightspots, therefore a further crackdown on the dark influences of Internet cafe's and nightspots throughout the entire country must be the solution to the Muslim terror problem in the south. LOL.

Actually, and despite his often bizarre rhetoric, I suspect Thaksin does have some idea that he is dealing with far more than drug addicted gang members, but recall each time he has reacted forcefully he's been ferociously slapped down by NGO's, his neighbors, the West and even the too-docile-of-late Thai press.

Unfortunantly, one of the side effects of the tsunami was to give Thaksin an opportunity to shine in a crisis and has resulted in his approval ratings skyrocketing in the latest public approval survey's. With the Democrats in disarray, it appears TRT will win a massive victory in the upcoming elections. I would only be half joking if I said I wouldn't be surprised to see national bedtime legislation enacted as a way to improve social order and combat terrorism.

Longbow


31 posted on 01/16/2005 3:16:16 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: johnfkerrysucks
"Muslim insurgents" = TERRORISTS!

S'truth!
32 posted on 01/16/2005 3:29:45 PM PST by WolfRunnerWoman (I want closure on the word "closure".)
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To: solitas

"Yeah, but NOODLES?"

I believe noodles are indeed fair game. This class of foodstuffs may have quietly slipped into the un-Islamic category due to the fact that infidel corporations run by non-believers are manufacturing them. It's all very confusing to the jihadi's as some noodles are deemed halal and some not, therefore many noodle stands are bombed unnecessarily all the while others are left to peddle their unclean product without appropriate terror attacks. I understand further clarification by a blue ribbon panel of Ayatollah's, Mufti's, Imam's, and Sheik's is forthcoming :)

Longbow


33 posted on 01/16/2005 3:31:02 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
each time he has reacted forcefully he's been ferociously slapped down by NGO's, his neighbors, the West and even the too-docile-of-late Thai press.

I thought it was brilliant when they blew up the Mosque last April. Hell of a way to negotiate.

Too bad I haven't been in Thailand for the past few months. I was trying to get my Thai friends to make paper birds out of pages of the Koran. Unfortunately I couldn't get any of them to go along with it.

I would only be half joking if I said I wouldn't be surprised to see national bedtime legislation enacted as a way to improve social order and combat terrorism.

His corporations and friends can't make money off a 'national bedtime' so I doubt he would do it. Maybe he can issue a 'I-am-allowed-out-after-10-pm card' for anyone who wants to pay 5 million baht. I am curious how much his net worth is going to go up with all the rebuilding work from the Tsunami.

34 posted on 01/16/2005 3:54:20 PM PST by killjoy (War is not the answer, simply part of the solution)
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"I thought it was brilliant when they blew up the Mosque last April. Hell of a way to negotiate."

That is the correct way to negotiate with Islamists, though suffocating 78 of their brethren by stuffing them in the back of trucks for 6-7 hours while hauling them to detention centers might have taken some of the shine off the security forces raid on the mosque. Thaksin says these suspects were weak from fasting and that his interior police did nothing wrong, so in this one rare instance I will give the PM the benefit of the doubt ;)

"Maybe he can issue a 'I-am-allowed-out-after-10-pm card' for anyone who wants to pay 5 million baht."

Ahh, you've given yourself away as a Thailand Elite Card customer. LOL. I am shocked that with such a great offer only a handful of the expected 100,000 cards have so far been gobbled up. Who wouldn't want to spend 1 million baht for a card that claims to allow the purchase of land while the relevent statutes clearly state that any such claim is completely wrong and would be a total violation of existing law?

"Too bad I haven't been in Thailand for the past few months. I was trying to get my Thai friends to make paper birds out of pages of the Koran. Unfortunately I couldn't get any of them to go along with it."

Hehehehe. I just recently returned from the Kingdom and am now kicking myself for having failed to participate in the oragami bombing raid. Though, I don't know if I'd have made paper birds as somehow I think paper pigs signed by Israeli backpackers might've sent a more suitable message :) Oh well, I'll be back soon so I can make up for my oversight at some future date.

Longbow


35 posted on 01/16/2005 5:03:13 PM PST by Longbow1969
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