Very little has been said in the mainstream media about the Islamic coup in Thailand last week but there is much you should know. Great piece over Canada Free Press here;
The Sword of Islam may not take on the form of war and or terrorism, but take the form of political action, bloodless coups, finance and media propaganda.
CAIR is a good example here.
The actions are to achieve the same goal--the establishment of the Islamic Kingdom of God on Earth and implementation of Shariah law. In the case of Thailand it was a 'bloodless' coup led by Muslim Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratkalin ostensibly to remove a corrupt democratically elected government. As Time Magazine (Asia) on September 25 reported Gen. Sonthi was born near Bangkok, he's the first Muslim in this predominantly Buddhist nation to hold the position. Sonthi is a descendant of Thailand's first Islamic spiritual leader, and his mother was a lady-in-waiting at the royal court. Whether this will lead to an Islamic government is unknown.
In any case the events do not encourage the spread of democracy in the Asia Pacific region. The coup leaders broadcast on September 19 that they have suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet, Senate and the constitutional court. In most ministries, permanent secretaries will take over temporarily, they said. The Associated Press on September 26, 2006 stated that 'The United States has growing misgivings about the behavior of the military men who took power in Thailand and wants them to make good quickly on their promises to move back toward democracy, the State Department said Tuesday' 'Our concern is that Thailand get back on the pathway to democracy,' McCormack said. 'The actions taken in this coup were clearly a setback for Thai democracy."
More on the Islamic war on the west and the coming caliphate;
The new 17-minute video message, titled "Bush, the Pope of the Vatican, Darfur, and the Crusader Wars," was posted in two parts and carried the label of As-Sahab, Al Qaeda's media arm.
In the first part, which carries English subtitles, Zawahiri is in an office with a lamp, a cannon and a flag bearing "No God, but Allah." In the second, the deputy Al Qaeda leader appears dressed entirely in white and there is no background.
"Bush, you deceitful charlatan, be aware that the liberation of our captives is a debt on our shoulders which we must fulfill, with Allah's help and power," Zawahiri said in the video. Check out their SITE.