Earlier this week we reported on the new Shariah-compliant Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) introduced here in the US. 

Now we are greeted with the news that a Shariah index has been established in the Thai stock market.

Once again, we have an example of a news report which reads an awful lot like a marketing brochure. It seems that the journalists who cover business in Thailand lack curiosity in a manner similar to journalists in the US and Europe.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/07/09/business/business_30106905.php

The spread of Shariah finance into Thailand should not come as a surprise; the Jihadists have been targeting Thailand for years now. Here is a link to a report on the little-known Jihadist insurgency which has claimed thousands of lives in Thailand…

http://terrortrendsbulletin.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/thailand-the-war-youve-never-heard-of/

 

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