Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

Faces of Islam in Southern Thailand

Imtiyaz Yusuf

March 2007

East-West Center


Several commentators and analysts have talked about the ongoing unrest in southern Thailand from the perspective of the engagement of international terrorism, security issues, center-periphery relations, organized crime and the drug industry. But none of them have written about the role of religion and ethnicity in the crisis.