Showing posts tagged as "jemaah islamiyah"

Showing posts tagged jemaah islamiyah

13 Sep

The City with a Short Fuse | Foreign Policy

By Rushda Majeed
Civil unrest had earned Solo the dubious title of sumbu pendek — the city with a “short fuse.” In 1998 — as the effects of the Asian financial crisis deepened — crowds protesting rising oil prices, food shortages, and unemployment destroyed or damaged 330 businesses and 900 vehicles, most belonging to the ethnic Chinese minority. In 1999, violence flared again when supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned down Solo’s City Hall. An International Crisis Group report also traced roots of the militant Islamic organization Jemaah Islamiyah — a Southeast Asian group with links to al Qaeda — to Solo.
FULL ARTICLE (Foreign Policy)
Photo: Tian Yake/Flickr

The City with a Short Fuse | Foreign Policy

By Rushda Majeed

Civil unrest had earned Solo the dubious title of sumbu pendek — the city with a “short fuse.” In 1998 — as the effects of the Asian financial crisis deepened — crowds protesting rising oil prices, food shortages, and unemployment destroyed or damaged 330 businesses and 900 vehicles, most belonging to the ethnic Chinese minority. In 1999, violence flared again when supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned down Solo’s City Hall. An International Crisis Group report also traced roots of the militant Islamic organization Jemaah Islamiyah — a Southeast Asian group with links to al Qaeda — to Solo.

FULL ARTICLE (Foreign Policy)

Photo: Tian Yake/Flickr

21 Jun
Indonesia sentences last Bali bomber | Financial Times
By Ben Bland
JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian court on Thursday convicted the final suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings, ending a long campaign against a militant network that undermined the country’s reputation as an attractive tourism and investment destination.
FULL ARTICLE (Financial Times)

Photo: Getty Images

Indonesia sentences last Bali bomber | Financial Times

By Ben Bland

JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian court on Thursday convicted the final suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings, ending a long campaign against a militant network that undermined the country’s reputation as an attractive tourism and investment destination.

FULL ARTICLE (Financial Times)

Photo: Getty Images

27 Sep

Bloomberg: Indonesia Church Bomber Was Wanted Terrorist Suspect, Police Say

Indonesia, a secular state with the world’s biggest population of Muslims, has stepped up raids against terror suspects since 2009 bombings at Jakarta’s JW Marriott and Ritz- Carlton hotels killed nine people, including the two attackers. Authorities have blamed Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaeda-linked group, for attacks on hotels, nightclubs and embassies that claimed more than 200 lives in the past decade…

Indonesia’s government must adopt new strategies to target terrorist acts carried out by individuals after authorities dismantled or disrupted larger organizations, Crisis Group said in a report in April.

FULL ARTICLE (Bloomberg)