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Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?
August 31, 2022

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?

By Bilveer Singh
The former JI leader recently pledged his loyalty to the Indonesian state, but there are reasons to question the sincerity of his conversion.

Convicted Bali Bomber Says He ‘Disagreed’ With 2002 Attacks
August 30, 2022

Convicted Bali Bomber Says He ‘Disagreed’ With 2002 Attacks

By Sebastian Strangio
In a YouTube video "interview" with the governor of prison in Central Java, the militant repeated long-standing claims of remorse.
Indonesia Considers Objection to Bali Bomber’s Early Release
August 24, 2022

Indonesia Considers Objection to Bali Bomber’s Early Release

By Niniek Karmini
The Australian government has denounced Umar Patek's impending release, which comes just ahead of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism
April 06, 2022

Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism

By Associated Press
Munarman, a former human rights lawyer, was the general secretary of the now-banned Islamic Defenders Front.

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks
January 20, 2022

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks

By Niniek Karmini
Prosecutors claim that Zulkarnaen, who eluded capture for 18 years, played a vital role in the October 2002 attacks.

Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect
January 06, 2022

Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect

By Niniek Karmini
Laywers for Aris Sumarsono, alias Zulkarnaen, claim he was aware of the bombing but did not participate in the operation.

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.
What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?
August 23, 2021

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?

By Cameron Sumpter
The impact of Taliban rule on the country's security situation is unclear, but is likely to be less marked than in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?
August 16, 2021

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Ananthan Santhana Dass
Despite the killing or apprehension of many of its senior leaders, the Islamic State remains a clear and present danger in Southeast Asia.

Why Do al-Qaida and the Islamic State Continue to Target Indonesia?
April 01, 2021

Why Do al-Qaida and the Islamic State Continue to Target Indonesia?

By Bilveer Singh
Recent attacks in Jakarta and Sulawesi suggest that militant jihadi groups continue to pose a potent threat to the Indonesian state.

Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ
April 01, 2021

Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ

By Niniek Karmini
Police described the 25-year-old woman as "a lone wolf with the radical ideology of the Islamic State."
Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind
January 06, 2021

Indonesia to Release Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind

By Sebastian Strangio
The release of Abu Bakar Bashir coincides with a stiffening of the country's stance against hardline Islamic groups.

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