Meanwhile, On Another Front

by Clifford D. May

Coverage of the global conflict with militant Islamism gives short shrift to a number of theaters, including this one:

Suspected Muslim insurgents set off five bombs early Monday in a Thai-Malaysian border tourist town, wounding 27 people, many of them New Year’s revelers, an army spokesman said. …

More than 2,600 people have been killed in the Muslim-majority southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, and some parts of neighboring Songkhla, since a long-simmering Islamic separatist insurgency flared up in January 2004.