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Islamic Political Parties Make A Comeback in Indonesian Election




Indonesia's Islamist parties surprise with strong showing in election




Islamists in Jakarta and Bekasi recently demonstrated in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Aceh, a province with 5 million inhabitants, has adopted a bylaw requiring both Muslims and non-Muslims to abide by sharia; sharia authorities are empowered to make arrests; confiscate property; detain suspects for 30 days prior to trial; and impose prison terms, fines, and punishments such as caning. Under the law, Christians would be prohibited from celebrating Communion with wine. The federal government has not yet approved the law. On Jan. 21, Sigit Indrajid, a member of the Negara Islam Indonesia who plotted to bomb the Myanmar Embassy, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.




Indonesian Militants Join Fight in Syria




An Indonesian think tank says the Syrian conflict is drawing Indonesian jihadists, particularly those affiliated with Jemaah Islamiyah. The government estimated in December that 50 Indonesians have gone to Syria to fight with the rebels. In Syria, some are said to have linked up with Ahrar al Sham, others with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Back home, some align with ISIS and others with the Al Nusrah Front. Over the past month, the Detachment 88 counterterrorism squad has conducted raids in Ciputat, South Tangerang, and Kenjeran, Surabaya, East Java. Many of the terror cells are linked to Mujahidin Indonesia Timur, which is headed by most-wanted leader Santoso.




Drop in sea piracy helped by big Somali improvement, says watchdog




Malaysian authorities seize bibles in 'Allah' row




Counterterrorist forces from Detachment 88 killed six "Islamist militants" and detained one more during a raid on New Years Eve in Ciputat on the outskirts of Jakarta. The jihadists are suspected of plotting to attack the Myanmar Embassy and a Buddhist temple.




Indonesian Christians stage Christmas protest at palace




East Africa: Maritime Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in 7 Years, Reports IMB




The US added Said Ahmad Sungkar and Afif Abdul Majid to its terrorism blacklist for their activities with the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah and Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, and said the two terrorist groups pose significant threats. The embassies of the US, UK, and Australia issued warnings that Islamist extremists may attack the Miss World competition; street protests by Islamists have already forced the event to move to Hindu-majority Bali. The Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to Indonesia's blasphemy laws from five plaintiffs, including a man charged with insulting Islam in a Facebook post, and a Shia leader who allegedly raised questions about the Koran.




US adds 2 Indonesian jihadists to terrorism list

The two Indonesian jihadists are senior leaders linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, and Al Qaeda in Aceh.


Jihadist video condemning intervention in Syria exposed as fake




After rioting at Labuhan Ruku prison on Sumatra, some 25 to 30 prisoners escaped. Authorities recaptured several of the escapees. It is the third prison break in the country over the past six weeks; several terrorists escaped in the first of the three, in Medan. Interpol has blamed recent jailbreaks in Indonesia, Pakistan, and Libya on al Qaeda, but Indonesian authorities are playing down the possibility of al Qaeda involvement.




Members of the Detachment 88 antiterrorism squad ambushed four militants in Tulungagung in East Java province, killing two who fired at security forces and detaining the other two. The suspects were allegedly linked to terrorism activities in Java, Poso, Bali, and north Sumatra.




Jihadists seek to open new front in Burma

Burmese-Mujahideen.jpg"A brigade of Mujahedeen from Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan" purportedly have launched operations in Burma. Photographs of scores of armed jihadists in military uniforms have appeared on a jihadist website.


Indonesian province bans female secretaries over affairs




As many as 150 inmates escaped from the overcrowded Tanjung Gusta prison in Medan on Sumatra after fires and rioting broke out. Two prison staff and three inmates died in clashes, and security forces are trying to round up the escaped inmates, at least six of whom are convicted terrorists; some 55 inmates are said to have been recaptured so far. One of the escaped terrorists is Fadli Sadama, who has been convicted of three terrorism-linked robberies since 2003.




Ramadan begins as hardliners target 'sinful' bars in Indonesia




Suspect's Facebook page tipped Indonesia cops to Myanmar Embassy bomb plot


 
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