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A THAI MONK IS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PREACH VIOLENCE AGAINST MUSLIMS
Phra Apichart Punnajanto, the 30-year-old head preacher at Bangkok's popular Marble Temple, tries to suppress a smile as he explains how very angry he is. The baby-faced monk pulls out documents, one after the other, and spreads them across the table. Next to him, a friend whom he has deputized to memorialize this interview snaps away on an expensive smartphone. This, says Apichart, tapping forcefully on the paper, is a list of the 20 monks killed and 24 injured since 2007 in Thailand’s deep south.
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