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  1. A bad week for...

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that belie British Columbia's peaceful reputation. Abu Bakar Bashir Ever since the 2002 Bali bombings killed 202 people, including 11 Hong Kong tourists, Indonesian prosecutors have been after radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir. After two previous attempts to link him to terrorism failed, the spiritual head of the militant group Jemaah Islamiah was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years jail ...

  2. Islamist leaders divided on tough stance by police

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar Abu Bakar Bashir proposes jihad in Poso as tensions simmer Two of Indonesia's most outspoken radical Islamic leaders are at loggerheads over the police's tough stance in Poso, the Muslim stronghold in Central Sulawesi. Laskar Jihad militia leader Jaafar Umar Thalib backs the police and has questioned the religious foundation of Abu Bakar ...

  3. Anti-terror police now set sights on Asia's most wanted militant

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew Abu Dujana- shot in the thigh during his arrest to stop him escaping- was seized by Indonesian crack anti-terror agencies, Detachment 88 and the Anti-Bomb Squad, on June 9 in Banyumas, central Java. Anti-terror officers are now racing against time to glean as much information as they can from Dujana and his boss, Zarkasih, the leader of regional terror group Jemaah ...

  4. Charting the evolution of Jemaah Islamiah

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Southeast Asia. That was February 2002. The first target was Abu Sayyaf, a tiny Filipino group. But it soon became apparent that the real threat was the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah, (JI) ... The first leader was Abdullah Sungkar, who was purportedly succeeded at his death by cleric Abu Bakar Bashir. Five years on, JI's chief is Abu Dujana, and more than 300 arrests in the region ...

  5. Radical too well known to pose threat to security

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo Before Abu Bakar Bashir's imprisonment, few Indonesians had heard of him although he was well known as a firebrand speaker in radical Muslim circles. Now he is one of the best-known faces in Indonesia and a subject of intense interest on which he will try to capitalise. Terrorism expert Sidney Jones, of the International Crisis Group, believes he poses no real ...

  6. Leader without a following

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joe Cochrane in Jakarta When Indonesian radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir spoke for the final time last month at his terrorism trial, he continued his venomous rants against the United States, accusing it of waging war against Islam in his country and framing him of charges of forming a terrorist army. Hundreds of his supporters in the gallery and the car parks ...

  7. Soft-spoken militant has steely view of the future

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew comes face to face with accused terrorist Abu Dujana- and finds a man respected by his guards and showing no remorse over Islamists' deadly methods Muslims will rule the world, says alleged JI commander Tucked away in a corner of the Indonesian police's elite Mobile Brigade headquarters is an inconspicuous, single-storey building. It holds militant Abu ...

  8. Indonesia keeps the peace, but for how long?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The verdict is out on Abu Bakar Bashir, the Indonesian Muslim cleric. It has all the markings of a compromise designed to keep the peace at home and please international allies who have long been pressing Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri's government to get tough on religious extremists and to curb terrorism. Bashir has been convicted of taking part in a plot ...

  9. Megawati must make good on her promise

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Other alleged members of the Jemaah Islamiah group, which has been linked to al-Qaeda, are also facing trial, including the man said to be its leader, Abu Bakar Bashir. Then there is the recent ...

  10. Next time, build stronger case against Bashir

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the weakness of the evidence presented against Abu Bakar Bashir in the Indonesian terrorism trial that ended yesterday, it is not surprising that judges declined to convict him of the most serious charges. Instead, they gave Bashir 21/2 years in prison for conspiracy in the Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people in 2002. Considering the number of lives lost ...




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