"Muslim blood-letting' is occuring with alarming regularity in the past and present. It is no longer on 'an individual basis' but also has been upgraded as a 'national sport' in some regions of the world. Just take the case of the recent massarce in Narathiwat, Southern Thailand when eleven people were machine gunned to death in a mosque. It sounds like Peshawar or Rawalpindi and the Thai government was fast in putting the blame on intra Muslim strife as the cause, assuming there are 'naive people' around the world able to accept whatever they put up with. One basic important ingredient was missing in the Patani Massarce,which is the sine qua non of all intra Muslim blood letting the world over: schism amongst the Muslims of Narathiwat, as there are in Pakistan. They are 100 % Sunni !
It is high time the Buddhist government of Thailand wake up and set their 'Southern House' in order. World Muslim tolerance of what is going on can only go so far. If you' cannot govern and feed 'your' people despite their differences in the way they pray, give them liberty or give them autonomy . Fifty years on and 'you' guys are still searching for a formulla. That is poor governance by any standard. 'You' are very lucky the Muslim world is so disunited and in disarray ! And for God sake please stop pointing fingers at your neighbours !
Prophet Muhammad[ peace be upon him] was 100 % spot on when he prophesised 1450 years ago, in a well known hadith sahih, that 'there will come a time in the future when Muslims would be pushed aside like flotsams in the ocean'. A sahabat asked him what was wrong with the Muslims, were they few in number and he replied that ' they were numerous then but they all have lost the spirit of Islam, they are Muslims in name only' to that effect as I recall.
OIC as usual looks on and say 'Oh I see'.
Dr Nik Howk
Read: Of Slow Temiang and tales from Yala.....under 'diary', Monday 6th April, 2009