Speaking of appeasing Islamic terrorists.
Terrorism: Nothing says big ole pushover than this nonsense.
|BANGKOK, Nov. 7 (Reuters) — Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, in another significant gesture to Muslim insurgents in the far south, said Tuesday that Islamic law should be given a bigger role there. He also said the only condition his post-coup government would impose for talks with the insurgents was that there should be no discussion of separation. Mr. Surayud told the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand that Shariah, or Islamic law, should be allowed in the area, where 80 percent of the people are ethnic Malay and Muslim. “They should have the Islamic law in practice, Shariah, because the way they are dealing with the normal practice in their society, in their life, is completely different from us,” said the former army chief of predominantly Buddhist Thailand. “So that’s the way we are trying to say, that you can live with your own group, own morals,” he said in reply to a question without giving other details.|