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Indonesia: Dr. Azhari Captured and more about conflict in Poso

While everybody enjoying their Eid ul-Fitr week-long holiday and just started coming back to work, apparently some of us keep their days busy.

This week, on Wednesday, Indonesian law enforcement assisted by Australian intelligence finally succeeded in making sure that Dr Azhari Husin, Malaysian bomb expert associated with Jemaah Islamiyah, that was behind two bombings in Bali, Australian Embassy bombing and Marriot hotel bombing in Jakarta and had killed in excess of 250 people in in the last three years will not be able to continue his career as demolition man, for any purpose.

Reported first to have been committed suicide act by blowing himself up, the Indonesian police now reported that he was shot dead and it was another militant, identified as Arman, who died alongside Azhari, who had pulled the cord on an explosive-lined vest.

Dr Azhari [semi-profile here “The Incomplete Terrorist”], a former lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia remembered by his friends from his time at Adelaide University, as nice and likable sort of bloke, with an irrepressible humor. However, his unfinished doctoral thesis at University of Reading, UK was about.. human suffering.

Pak Parman, a teacher lives in Bandung has pictures about the event and read also about the amazing report of eyewitness’ accounts on the police actions leading to the killing of Dr Azhari Husin.

Dr Azhari's family is scheduled to take his body back to Malaysia on Sunday, Faisal Mustaffa from Malaysia has posts on this.

Bloggers's footnote related with Dr Azhari's death:

Most mainstream media, even the Indonesian media get the name of the place wrong. Dudi Gurnadi noted on his post [in Bahasa Indonesia] that the capture take place in the City of Batu [Batu City Official Site], which is not a part of Malang as it was reported, a bigger city, even tough both place is near, located in East Java.

Another blogger in Surabaya, the capital of East Java provinces posted a chilling yet funny record “I am a programmer not a terrorist” [in Bahasa Indonesia] when his office was visited by 8 nonuniform local police officers the day after Dr. Azhari's capture in Kota Batu.

Suspected to have connection with Dr Azhari's network and have been watched for 2 months the office turn out to be an IT consultant's office.

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Related with the case of three teenage girls student of a Christian school, beheaded in Poso Central Sulawesi Province, Jafar G Bua at the city of Palu, Central Sulawesi [Map of Sulawesi Island] kept a separate blog dedicated for news and updates about the conflict in Poso [in Bahasa Indonesia]: Catatan Sepanjang Poso

The Central Sulawesi has an equal number of Christians and Muslims, and in 2001 to 2002 there was a sectarian battle between the two communities in the region, leading to the deaths of 1000 Christians and Muslims. The conflict had been mediated into a truce by the government, but there have since been bomb attacks against Christians, including one bomb attack in Poso market.

Paras Indonesia has a great analysis about the ongoing conflict in Poso titled “Money & Military: A Coalition In The Poso Conflict (Part I)” and (Part II)

Another comprehensive background about the conflict in Central Sulawesi from PreventConflict.org can be found here “The Conflict in Central Sulawesi”

3 comments

  • Edwin

    I think Dr.Azhari should fuck the devil and rot in hell! he has caused a lot of suffering and made many people feel insecure including tourists in Indonesia…if he thinks he is going to be on God’s roght side for doing that,then he should kiss my mother fuckin brown ass!Because i hate the shit out of that little dick headed twat!!!

    Edwin

  • Edwin

    I think Dr.Azhari should fuck the devil and rot in hell! he has caused a lot of suffering and made many people feel insecure including tourists in Indonesia…if he thinks he is going to be on God’s roght side for doing that,then he should kiss my mother fuckin brown ass!Because i hate the shit out of that little dick headed twat!!!

    P.S This is a good website…….

    Edwin

  • Mohon Maaf, karena kerobohan, situs blog saya tentang poso di http://jgbuapalu.blogspot.com terhapus. blog itu skarang saya pindahkan ke http://catatanposo.blogspot.com

    demikian

    salam hangat
    jafar g bua
    palu sulawesi tengah

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