In tactical shift, Jemaah Islamiyah militants infiltrate mainstream Islamic groups, politics


Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, was released from prison in January after serving time on terror-related charges. - The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The nation’s counterterrorism agency has warned that Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militants continue to sow the seeds of radicalism as the group infiltrates mainstream religious organisations, government institutions and national politics as a new tactic toward achieving its ideological goals.

Ahmad Nurwakhid, deputy for prevention at the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) said JI members were able to infiltrate government institutions and mainstream Islamic groups because of their remarkable ability to blend in.

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