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Beware Infidels!

…Jemaah Islamiah is coming to getcha.

Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiah has formed an assassination squad to attack police, prosecutors and judges, a Singapore newspaper said today, citing an Indonesian official.

 

Ansyaad Mbai, head of the anti-terrorism division at Indonesia’s security ministry, said the group planned to target a list of “infidels” including the rector of a Christian University and an official at the Attorney-General’s Office in central Java, the Straits Times reported.

 

Officials uncovered the assassination plans after a series of raids in Java last month, when investigators found charts detailing Jemaah Islamiah’s new structure, as well as a large cache of arms including M-16 rifles, the paper said.

 

“This has never happened before. These M-16s are not hidden in the forests but are carried around. They are well-prepared to use the rifles in pursuit of a target,” Mr Mbai was quoted as saying, adding the group was targeting locals and foreigners.

 

The strength of the assassination squad was not known, but the paper said it might be part of a new military wing formed by Abu Dujana, a senior Jemaah Islamiah operative who officials have said has taken over as the group’s leader.

 

Jemaah Islamiah has been blamed for several deadly attacks in Indonesia, including the 2002 Bali bombing that killed more than 200 people including 88 Australians.

 

Founded around 1993, Jemaah Islamiah has a goal of creating an Islamic superstate across the region.

In other news, the root cause of terrorism is Israel’s treatment of palestinians.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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