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  1. Lord of the prison: how Bali bomber Samudra reigns behind bars

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... fear him, they say. 'Samudra's inmates are in awe of him,' an anti-terror official said. 'He is regarded as a holy warrior and respected as a Muslim preacher. Whatever ... of an appeal against execution by firing squad, a process which could take a year. But as he sits on death row, he has not wasted time. Anti-terror officers last week revealed that Samudra had ...

  2. Communities pay price in the rush to judgment

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Canada's arrest of 17 residents on suspected terrorism charges highlights one reality of life in the 21st century: we may think we are safe as we go about our daily business, ... together at the same mosque, perhaps embittered by Canada's involvement with the US in its fight against global terrorism and spurred by al-Qaeda's naming of the nation on a list of five ...

  3. The brotherhood of terror

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

    ... Fabio Scarpello Al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah are now infamous in the 'war on terror', but other groups also pose a threat: Abu-Sayyaf Based in the southern Philippines, ... on overthrowing Jordan's government, which Zarqawi considered un-Islamic. Its goals now are to force US-led forces out of Iraq, topple the government, marginalise the Shi'ite Muslims ...

  4. Charting the evolution of Jemaah Islamiah

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

    ... which fought for an Islamic state well before the country gained independence. Commenting on the most important factors that have shaped JI's change and breakup, Jakarta-based terrorism ... Fabio Scarpello in Bali Soon after attacking Afghanistan and toppling the Taleban regime, the United States opened 'the second front' in the global war against terrorism ...

  5. Revival of village guest books to aid terrorist hunt

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Department, said the book could be a useful tool in the fight against terrorism. 'We ask the village heads to record as much detail as possible of people entering the province and to contact ...

  6. What is Jemaah Islamiah?

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... of exiled Indonesian extremists. Around two decades earlier Mr Bashir and Abdullah Sungkar resuscitated the Darul Islam sect, a radical movement whose goal was to create a single Islamic state under ... they fought for the mujahedeen against Soviet occupation. There, many of the personal connections that define today's global network of Islamic terrorist groups were formed, including links ...

  7. 9.11 voices

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ANISA SULAIMANKHEL is a 35-year-old physics teacher at a girls' school in Kabul. Fluent in Russian and with an MA in economics, she was director-general in the labour ministry when the Taleban seized power in 1996 and sacked all women. Under the Tale ...


    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... be discussed. 'Many think Islam means terrorism, that it is backward or sexist to women,' Ms Ho said. 'We start by teaching them about the cultural side, that Islam is not just a religion ... Will Clem The teaching of Islam in local schools is complicated by widely held misconceptions and prejudices, the head of religious affairs at Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College told ...

  9. Islamic schools fill educational void

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello The Al-Mukmin is one among a few pesantrens that have been linked to terrorism, but most pesantrens as well as madrasahs- daily Islamic schools- are moderate Islamic ... of Indonesia's school-aged children are in Islamic schools, and enrolment rates are increasing by about 7 per cent every year. The government funds about 10 per cent of the madrasahs' budget ...

  10. Freed Bashir fans the flames of terror

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

    ... because his is the true struggle to uphold Islam, not terror- the terrorists are America and Israel,' he said. If he is a terrorist mastermind, he has disguised it well. Aside from his ... in jail he said: 'America knows I have nothing to do with bombings or terrorism. It is afraid of my struggle to impose Islamic law in Indonesia. It is trying to destroy Islam from ...




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