3,000 Trained for Terror

(The Australian) Martin Chulov - Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah and radical Muslim organizations across Indonesia and Malaysia formed links with al Qaeda nine years ago, and have sent up to 3,000 followers to terrorist training camps in Afghanistan since the late 1970s, a new report by U.S. academic Zachary Abuza reveals. "Most southeast Asians returned and set about committing themselves to running jihads at home, recruiting followers in an attempt to create Islamic states governed by Sharia law," says the report, "Tentacles of Terror - al Qaeda's Southeast Asian Network."

2002-11-28 00:00:00

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