Islamists in Cambodia?

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything, whether it relates to Cambodia or not. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
Soi Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 2236
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am
Karma: 4

Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby Soi Dog » Wed May 28, 2014 9:54 pm

I didn't want to derail the Snow thread, but I read this in the link someone provided there...
“Whether it was about Islamic militants who were scouting the capital a decade ago or the constant political machinations of his commune, Snow’s knowledge and advice was as sound as it was welcomed, more so after a hot day with a cold beer,”
I had never heard that before. Were the Chams aggressive back then? I knew they were persecuted quite heavily by the KR.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8743
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 187
Australia

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby StroppyChops » Wed May 28, 2014 10:02 pm

Struggled to get by some burka-clad lasses at the TTP market today, they were clearly intent on owning the space. Winged 'em. Communication complete. Little Khmer guy who was also trying to get past was all smiles.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
Username Taken
Raven
Posts: 7004
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Karma: 259
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby Username Taken » Wed May 28, 2014 10:13 pm

Soi Dog wrote:I didn't want to derail the Snow thread, but I read this in the link someone provided there...
“Whether it was about Islamic militants who were scouting the capital a decade ago or the constant political machinations of his commune, Snow’s knowledge and advice was as sound as it was welcomed, more so after a hot day with a cold beer,”
I had never heard that before. Were the Chams aggressive back then? I knew they were persecuted quite heavily by the KR.
I think they might be refering to a decade ago from now. Which would most likely be refering to Hambali.
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/h ... enh-40151/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riduan_Isamuddin
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

https://BooksAboutCambodia.com
Soi Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 2236
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am
Karma: 4

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby Soi Dog » Wed May 28, 2014 10:55 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Soi Dog wrote:I didn't want to derail the Snow thread, but I read this in the link someone provided there...
“Whether it was about Islamic militants who were scouting the capital a decade ago or the constant political machinations of his commune, Snow’s knowledge and advice was as sound as it was welcomed, more so after a hot day with a cold beer,”
I had never heard that before. Were the Chams aggressive back then? I knew they were persecuted quite heavily by the KR.
I think they might be refering to a decade ago from now. Which would most likely be refering to Hambali.
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/h ... enh-40151/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riduan_Isamuddin
Interesting. I had never heard of any Cambodia connection to that sequence of events.
taabarang
Expatriate
Posts: 2269
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 7:49 am
Karma: 174
Location: Outside of Kampong Cham city
United States of America

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby taabarang » Thu May 29, 2014 8:18 am

In general, I do not see them as militaristic, however there has been a notable change in their attire; I too have seen a burqua clad woman on the back of a moto on the way to Souang. That sight was unusual to me as the women here in Kampong Cham province usually wear a scarf to cove r their hair. It was so unusual that I had to get closer on my moto before I realised it was a woman and not a small ninja. The story I hear is that since they are poor they have to go hat in hand to the Near Eastern countries to get money to build mosques, etc. and it is those countries which demand that they become more conservative if they want the money.
As for terrorism, I think that the Cham people at Boeung Kok were accused of hiding a wanted terrorist either from the Philippines or Indonesia. But it was a while ago and the details evade my memory.
Once you've read one of her posts all the rest are just a remix.
Soi Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 2236
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am
Karma: 4

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby Soi Dog » Thu May 29, 2014 8:23 am

Do the Cham eat pork, generally speaking? Are Cham men allowed to take multiple wives?
taabarang
Expatriate
Posts: 2269
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 7:49 am
Karma: 174
Location: Outside of Kampong Cham city
United States of America

Re: Islamists in Cambodia?

Postby taabarang » Thu May 29, 2014 9:10 am

No, the Cham do not eat pork. In fact in the Khmer regime, they were sometimes forced to eat it. As for wives I don't really know, but I suppose some do. Why not? Cambodian men sometimes do. In fact the honorific for the first wife is prapuondaem( wife (khmai) + daem original.
Once you've read one of her posts all the rest are just a remix.


  • Advertisement
Booking.com

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Chatter”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: paparazzi, The Mormons and 195 guests