Pol Gen Srivara says thousands of Thais are supportive of ISIS

Over 100,000 Thais have regularly logged into the Islamic State (ISIS) website with several of them having travelled to Syria couple of times, Pol Gen SrivaraRangsipromnakul, the national deputy police chief, disclosed on Tuesday.

He said that the information about tens of thousands of Thai nationals having regular access to ISIS propaganda website and that some of them might have provided financial support to the Islamic extremists was provided by Australian police intelligence agency which has tracked the Facebook usernames from Thailand.

Based on the Australian information, the deputy police chief said it was discovered that many of these Thais are living in the Deep South and authorities concerned which include the Police Special Branchy and the Central Investigation Bureau had been instructed to conduct an investigation into the matter.

He said he believes several of these Thais share the Islamic extremism of the ISIS and are supportive of their cause.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)