In Pictures: Jemaah Islamiyah

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Click image to view presentation of Jemaah Islamiyah’s leadership.

Jemaah Islamiyah is an Islamist terrorist group that seeks to establish a pan-Islamic state across Southeast Asia. Jemaah Islamiyah is most active in Indonesia and the Philippines, but is also believed to conduct operations in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. The terror group is al Qaeda’s regional affiliate in Southeast Asia and its operatives have been responsible for devastating attacks in the region, including the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings, the 2004 suicide car bombing outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, the August 2003 car bombing of the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta, and a series of bombings in Manila.

This photo presentation will look at the major leaders and operatives in the Southeast Asian terror group.

Nick Grace contributed to this presentation.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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5 Comments

  • John Duncan says:

    Bill:
    How much effort are the governments in the region making to apprehend the individuals at large?
    In some cases, it seems there is not a real interest in apprehending them, until they are directly linked to attacks in which foreigners are killed, and the government in question receives negative publicity. Is that perception correct?
    The Phillipines seem to be working as hard at it as resources and politics will allow. Are any other nations working as hard at it?

  • Blake says:

    I’ll help answer your implicit question. The Philippine nation is very different from some other nations in the area, with over 80% of the population professing Christianity. Radical Islam is alien to most people living there. In contrast, other nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have Muslim majorities and the customs reflect Islamic law.
    Even though there are many in those governments who abhor terrorism, the whole dynamic is different.

  • John Duncan says:

    I just saw an article regarding Malaysia’s recent election. Apparently the ruling coalition lost a lot of ground in local and regional elections. However, the article doesn’t say which, if any, of these political parties are allied with radical Islam or al Qaeda. Does anyone have any insight?

  • Steiny says:

    Bill, hey long time no hear. I have been keeping up with you on your website and now I see you are back in action again over in the middle of the mix. I hope you have a safe trip and keep you head down when needed and DUCK!. Anyway keep up the reporting this is where I get most of my information about what is happening over there. Keep it real and take care!
    Steiny

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