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#53887 - 14 Jun 07 16:15 Indonesian Police arrest Islamist Leader
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Ian MacKinnon, south-east Asia correspondent
Thursday June 14, 2007
The Guardian

Police in Indonesia claimed a major breakthrough in the battle against Islamist terrorism yesterday when they announced the capture of a top militant accused of involvement in the Bali nightclub bombings and other deadly attacks.

Abu Dujana and seven other suspected Jemaah Islamiyah members were seized in a series of coordinated raids in five cities across Java over the weekend.

But Dujana, 37, thought to be involved in planning the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, uses so many aliases that police only established his identity when they took DNA samples and fingerprints. Dujana's arrest and the information he may provide could help security forces limit Jemaah Islamiyah's operations.

Police said that Dujana, Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, headed Jemaah Islamiyah's military wing and his arrest had thwarted future terror attacks by the group, which last carried out an attack in 2005. "With this arrest we have successfully stopped acts of terrorism in the future," said Indonesian police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto. "He was a key figure in the terrorist network in Indonesia."

Jemaah Islamiyah has been blamed for a series of bomb attacks following the Bali nightclub bombings that killed 88 Australian tourists. An attack on Jakarta's Marriott Hotel in 2003 that killed 14 people, mainly foreigners, was followed by a blast at the Australian embassy the following year and another bombing in Bali in 2005.

Dujana has long been a central figure in the organisation that seeks an Islamic state spanning south-east Asia. He was trained in Afghanistan and also the Philippines where Jemaah Islamiyah has ties with Abu Sayyaf, which has fought the military in a bloody Islamist insurgency.

Jemaah Islamiyah was badly hit by the prosecution of 200 of its operatives - including five who were sentenced to death - since 2002. But the group has proved resilient and has about 900 members.

"This is the most significant arrest in the last three years," said Sidney Jones, south-east Asia director of the International Crisis Group thinktank. "This man knows everything there is to know about Jemaah Islamiyah. But this is not the end. It will rebuild itself."

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#53890 - 14 Jun 07 16:21 Re: Indonesian Police arrest Islamist Leader [Re: Magpie]
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1) another leader/spokesman/rabblerouser/criminal arrested, but justice, probably not. What justice do expect ladies and Gentleman?

2)"With this arrest we have successfully stopped acts of terrorism in the future," said Indonesian police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto

I haven't heard this much blatant guff, since, well since the last time I talked to an Indonesian who thought he was something......wait a minute that was yesterday talking to my School Director.

3) "This is the most significant arrest in the last three years," said Sidney Jones, south-east Asia director of the International Crisis Group thinktank. "This man knows everything there is to know about Jemaah Islamiyah. But this is not the end. It will rebuild itself."

Then it was contradicted by the statement above, in my mind justifying the whole purpose of think tanks. Can I get a job there, I think far too bloody much and it's fucking up my social life.


Stopped acts of terrorism in the future? Who the hell are you trying to convince? Yourself? Kampung people have a more realistic view of the situation. Ahhhh man!


Edited by Magpie (14 Jun 07 17:05)
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#53891 - 14 Jun 07 16:25 Re: Indonesian Police arrest Islamist Leader [Re: Magpie]
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Oh and one final point, just because the arrested man knows every thing about Jemaah Islamiyah, does really mean squat to progress on stopping acts of violence (because of George Bush I am now avoiding the term terrorism). You really think he's going to talk? Paradise is waiting for him UNLESS he talks, in his mind.
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#54631 - 25 Jun 07 13:53 Re: Indonesian Police arrest Islamist Leader [Re: Magpie]
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"Then it was contradicted by the statement above, in my mind justifying the whole purpose of think tanks. Can I get a job there, I think far too bloody much and it's fucking up my social life."

Actually, what SJ said was correct and does not contradict the 'above statement' in any way at all; i'll assume english is your second language.

AD was a military operations commander and was responsible for organising resources and conducting terrorist operations. It is a major score for the Australian Federal Police...err. ..Polri.

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