A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP
A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP
Noor Huda Ismail
Opinion

Opinion

Noor Huda Ismail

To reduce terrorism, Indonesia needs to use ‘credible voices’ of reformed extremists

  • Islamist terrorism in Indonesia has deep roots, and the internet has enlarged the potential audience of violent extremism propaganda
  • A national programme is needed, using mentors such as reformed terrorist Arif Tuban, who helped reintegrate a returned Isis fighter

A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP
A suspected terrorist appears in court. Indonesia needs a stronger national effort to profile former extremists to persuade potential recruits to pause and think again before joining the cause. Photo: AFP
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