Examines the issue of Islamic insurgency in Thailand within the context of the country's unstable democracy. This complex political situation is seen through the viewpoint of Kraisak Choonhavan, Thailand's outspoken human-rights activist. As he ventures into the south, we also see a different side of the Muslim community. Many do not understand how, after generations of living peacefully with the Buddhists, times have suddenly turned so violent. And the response of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's government to those separatist attacks has intensified the mutual mistrust and atrocities on both sides.