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    » 05/07/2010, 00.00

    INDONESIA

    Terrorist group linked to Abu Bakar Baasyir

    Mathias Hariyadi

    Arrested 12 people suspected of links with groups that train in guerrilla warfare in Aceh and the Philippines. The founder of the group is the imam of Central Java. Baasyir denies any wrongdoing: "It's Washington’s fault."

    Jakarta (AsiaNews) - A raid by police against a terrorist group could lead to more damning evidence against Abu Bakar Baasyir, as a leader or supporter of Islamic extremist terrorism.

    For a long time the Indonesian security forces have had strong suspicions that Abu Bakar Baasyir had ties with Jemaah Islamiyah, but the link has always been strongly denied.

    Last night anti-terror teams entered a house in Pasar in Minggu Pejaten (South Jakarta) and arrested 12 members of Jamaah Anshoru Tauhid (Jat). This is a radical Islamic group founded by Abu Bakar Baasyir, who is still it’s leader.

    Baasyir, an Indonesian national, fled to Malaysia during the rule of Suharto. Back in the country, he is president of an Islamic college (pesantren) in Ngruki of Sukoharjo, near Surakarta (Solo) (Central Java).

    The Jat is an separatist organisation of the Indonesian Mujahedeen Council (MMI), both established by Baasyir. But he then decided to leave the Mmi because they no longer seek the imposition of Sharia law throughout Indonesia.

    The 12 arrested yesterday are suspected of supporting terrorist activities, particularly recruitment, financing and training of personnel for paramilitary actions in Aceh.

    The raid last night was to arrest Mustafa aka Abu Tholut, a regional commander of the JI, he has trained experts in the field from Hudaibiyah in Mindanao (Southern Philippines).

    Police believe Mustafa is the link in relations between Abu Bakar Baasyir and terrorist groups in Aceh.

    Pejanten neighbours have confirmed that Baasyir was often seen at meetings in the house of the suspects.

    Abu Bakar Baasyir has strongly denied his links with terrorist groups in Indonesia and condemned the police raid against "his boys" arrested without a warrant.

    According to the imam, "Washington ordered his loyal subordinates in Indonesia captured and taken to jail, so they would die behind bars." He however admitted that Jamaah Anshoru Tauhid was founded as a paramilitary organization. "But my group - he said – is not a terrorist group."  

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    04/03/2010 INDONESIA
    Terrorist group, possibly linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, arrested
    After days of searching, police and anti-terrorism forces identified an armed group in the forests of Aceh. After a shootout, they arrested 15 people. The police fear an imminent attack by Islamic terrorists.

    16/06/2011 INDONESIA
    Jakarta: Abu Bakar Baasyir gets 15 years. He reacts"Verdict contrary to Shariah"
    The judges condemned him for having financed a terrorist training centre. The prosecutor had requested life imprisonment. For the extremist leader it is an " unacceptable verdict," because it is against "Islamic law". It was a centre for the "deepening of faith." Tight security for fear of attacks

    08/10/2012 INDONESIA
    Abu Bakar Baasyir moved to Indonesia's "Guantanamo"
    The Muslim cleric is now in a maximum-security prison on a secluded island in Central Java. Since he continued to promote extremist propaganda from his cell in the headquarters of the police's mobile brigade in Jakarta, the authorities decided to move him. Now he will have fewer visits under stricter conditions.

    17/09/2009 INDONESIA
    Jakarta, head of al Qaeda in Southeast Asia is dead
    This is confirmed by the head of the Indonesian police. Noordin Mohammad Top, the most wanted terrorist, was killed last night in a raid by security forces in Central Java. He was the mind of several attacks in the country.

    24/02/2012 INDONESIA
    Abu Bakar Baasyir’s Islamic Association declared "terrorist group"
    The Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) was founded by the radical religious is the object of a statement from the U.S. State Department. Baasyr is in prison, sentenced to nine years for paramilitary activities in Aceh. Washington advises U.S. citizens to have no contact with members of the group.



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