A female buddhist teacher was killed In Thailand as she was going to her work by radical Islamist in the Mayo district of Pattani province this morning.
The woman, who is a well known figure at the rural village where she teaches, is a 42 year old buddhist who usually goes to her work with a motorcycle.
This morning, gunmen on a motorcycle accosted her and shot her twice in the head.
Then, one of the terrorist got down from his bike and took the time to douse the teacher with gasoline and set her afire.
Thailand's south, and the country in general, is increasingly dealing with Islamist terrorism. This latest incident reiterates the urgency needed to address the growing problem.
The suspects in her killing made sure they and their action were properly identified by spreading flyers before they left the premises.
The teacher had to travel every day for one hour on the motorcyle to get to her classes.
She is not alone. More than 5,000 people have died since 2004 in Thailand's south at the hands of Muslim extremists.
The killing of a teacher, and more specifically a woman teacher, is a favorite of Muslim extremist, who do not want women to hold positions in school or in any other occupation, but schools in particular, and the female members of them, both teachers and pupils are favorite targets.
Thailand is a majority Buddhist country, but that has not stopped the separatists Muslims from their terror activity.