Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Twenty-six months enough prison time for convicted Bali bomber

Abu Bakar Bashir leaves prison to return to his position
as dean of Jihadi U.

Abu Bakar Bashir, convicted of a "sinister conspiracy" in the 2002 Bali bombing that killed 88 people, has been released after just 26 months in prison in Indonesia.

This is further evidence that Indonesia has no interest in effectively prosecuting Islamic extremists, a group to which no reasonable person can argue Bashir doesn't belong, based on the following quotes:
Of western countries:
If they want to have peace, they have to accept to be governed by Islam.

On fighting western countries:
We'll keep fighting them and they'll lose. The
batil [falsehood] will lose sooner or later. I sent a letter to Bush. I said that you'll lose and there is no point for you [to fight us]. This [concept] is found in the Koran.

This fight is compulsory. Muslims who don't hate America sin. There is no
iman [belief] if one doesn't hate America.

As long as there is no intention to fight us and Islam continues to grow there can be peace. This is the doctrine of Islam. Islam can't be ruled by others. Allah's law must stand above human law. There is no [example] of Islam and infidels, the right and the wrong, living together in peace.
So what's old Abu Bakar going to do now? According to Fauzan al Ansori, spokesman for the Indonesian Mujahedin Council:
"He will rest a few days, doing nothing. After that, he may return to teaching at Al-Mukmin," he said, refering to Bashir's Muslim boarding school in Ngruki, just outside Solo.
The Ngruki school is dubbed "the ivy league of militant academies", according to this article.

You can't make this shit up.

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