On Facebook, Indonesian planned Burma embassy attack

November 07, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suspected extremist plotted with other Islamic militants on Facebook to bomb the Burma Embassy to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims, a court heard Wednesday (November 6th) according to AFP.

Separiano could face the death penalty over the plan to attack the Jakarta mission in May. Several men were arrested over the plot. Separiano is the first to go on trial.

Prosecutor Susilo told South Jakarta District Court that Separiano was radicalised over several years after attending sermons by an extremist preacher at a central Jakarta mosque.

He also attended several sermons by firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, the terror network behind the 2002 Bali bombings.

It was on Facebook that the suspect, who studied bomb-making on the Internet and bought bomb-making materials, met his co-conspirators and alleged mastermind Sigit Indrajid, who leads the Negara Islam Indonesia (Islamic State of Indonesia) group, the prosecutor said. At one point Sigit allegedly posted messages on Facebook that called for violent retaliation against Burma.

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    • Helena
      November 10, 2013 @ 07:11:54PM
    • Why is it that religion has polluted people's minds and compels them to commit crimes and murder? What kind of teaching can turn a religious person into a bloodthirsty radical? Burma is facing its own internal issues that Indonesians do not understand. Indonesians should stop pretending that they know anything and resort to simplistic thinking, blaming the Burmese government. Everything seems to regress into a religious issue. Must everything in this life be linked to religion? It is baffling that these people who claim to be religious are actually becoming a disease in society.

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