Indonesia: Bucktooth Bashir blames U.S. for trial, prays for "bitter torture" for "the infidels, the Zionists, the Americans, the Europeans"

Indonesia’s most famous terrorist guru might end up in the can, after all. But the katzenyammer is great:

Bashir blames U.S. for trial, prays for “bitter torture” for “the infidels, the Zionists, the Americans, the Europeans”

Apparently Abu Bakar Bashir believes that Allah made a mistake: he “showered the infidels, the zionists, the Americans, the Europeans and their allies with wealth, technology and strong-arm equipment.” Now he prays that Allah rectify that mistake by “lock[ing] dead their heart, because they are faithless and therefore deserve bitter torture from you.” Bashir already visited some bitter torture upon the Infidels himself by means of the Bali bombings, (and a few other attacks) but that doesn’t seem to have been enough for him.

“UPDATE 1-Indonesia Islamist uses trial to blast U.S. ‘infidels,'” by Olivia Rondonuwu for Reuters, May 25 (thanks to JW):

JAKARTA, May 25 (Reuters) – Indonesian Islamist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir used his final defence against charges of funding a militant group on Wednesday to denounce the United States for trying to stop Islamic preaching in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the frail Bashir, 72, who delivered a piercing speech accusing the government of being under U.S. influence.

Bashir does not command widespread support in Indonesia, but the speech could inflame hardcore Islamists who have already vowed reprisal attacks following the U.S. killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Prosecutors said Bashir raised at least 350 million rupiah ($41,000) from supporters and funnelled some to a militant training camp discovered last year in a remote mountainous part of Aceh, a province on the northern tip of Sumatra island that observes sharia law.

“Prosecutors accused me of being behind Aceh and being its biggest financier — it is an accusation and slander, with the interests of the pharaoh U.S. for me to be diminished from Indonesian society,” Bashir told the South Jakarta court.

“Because my preaching is considered dangerous, and with this lifetime of jail, the dream of the pharaoh U.S. and its allies will come true.”

Copies of the 55-minute speech were being sold at the court for 20,000 rupiah (2.30), with a form attached to join Bashir’s group, Jema’ah Ansharut Tauhid, which has formally renounced violence but whose members have been involved in recent attacks including a suicide bombing at a police mosque on Java island.

Days prior to the trial, his followers invited people with text messages to attend “Bashir’s Islamic lecture” in court. Hundreds of men in skull caps and women in burqas arrived,
filling the public gallery and spilling into the court car park to watch it on television.

With fists in the air, they shouted “Allahu akbar,” or “God is greatest”. […]

Police say militants at the Aceh camp in Sumatra were hatching several plots including an attack on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and hoped to turn Indonesia into an Islamic state.

As well as being the spiritual leader of JAT, Bashir was considered the spiritual leader of the outlawed and now-defunct Jemaah Islamiah, which police have blamed for several bombings including the country’s worst ever militant attack, the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

Bashir ended his speech with a prayer to crush those he considered enemies of Indonesian Muslims.

“Lord, you have showered the infidels, the zionists, the Americans, the Europeans and their allies with wealth, technology and strong-arm equipment but it was used instead to
attack your religion and slaughter your fighters.

“Lord, exterminate wealth, technology, and lock dead their heart, because they are faithless and therefore deserve bitter torture from you.”…


4 thoughts on “Indonesia: Bucktooth Bashir blames U.S. for trial, prays for "bitter torture" for "the infidels, the Zionists, the Americans, the Europeans"”

  1. Just goes to show how easily a civilian trial in the U.S would be used by the mohammedan hatemongers to spew their venom all over the world.

    What a coup that would be – the Mother of all Jizyas- millions of $$ free publicity…and American taxpayers funding the “lawfare jihad” against the West.

  2. I realize that “lawfare jihad” usually means them (with their guard dog CAIR) suing us for perceived violations of civil rights, but they are masters of deceit and use every “stratagem of war” to turn the tables against us, the accused becoming the accuser.

  3. Indonesia: Muslim cleric gets one-year jail sentence for inciting rampage against Christian targets

    We’ll see how long he remains behind bars, as he intends to appeal and has already gotten credit for time served. Other defendants got light sentences of a few months, also with credit for time served. One was scheduled for release this past Sunday. “Indonesian cleric jailed over church attacks,” from Agence France-Presse, June 14 (thanks to Twostellas):

    SEMARANG – An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a cleric to a year in jail for inciting hundreds of people to burn churches and attack police.
    In February, a 1,500-strong mob of Muslims set two churches alight and ransacked a third in the town of Temanggung, on Java island, as they demanded that a Christian man be sentenced to death for insulting Islam.
    Antonius Bawengan insulted Catholics, too. Oddly enough, there were no rampages by ruler-waving nuns calling for his head.

    Syihabudin, 46, was convicted of whipping up the mob, which started the mayhem from inside a court, set a police vehicle ablaze and threw stones at officers.
    ‘We sentence the defendant for a year in prison because he was found guilty of provocation,’ Semarang district court judge Edy Tjahyono said.
    The judge said the punishment would be reduced by several months to take account of time already served.
    A few of his supporters chanted ‘Allahu akbar (God is greater)’ outside the court before the trial started. The cleric said in court he would appeal the sentence. —

  4. Indonesia: Another top jihadist goes on trial

    Abu Tholut was charged with “helping set up a terrorist training camp for a group that plotted attacks on foreigners and assassinations of the country’s moderate Muslim leaders.” Not that those leaders have been particularly helpful if one is, say, a Christian or Ahmadi. This jihadist group targeted Muslims as well, however.

    Fellow jihadist Abu Bakr Bashir got a 15-year sentence last week where prosecutors had asked for a life term. It will be interesting to see how quickly Tholut can return to jihad as usual. “Another top terror suspect on trial in Indonesia,” by Niniek Karmini for the Associated Press, June 20:

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One of Indonesia’s top terrorism suspects went on trial Monday on charges of helping set up a terrorist training camp for a group that plotted attacks on foreigners and assassinations of the country’s moderate Muslim leaders.
    The trial of Abu Tholut began days after a hard-line cleric was sentenced to 15 years in prison for supporting the same jihadist camp.
    Tholut, 50, is accused of procuring M16 assault rifles and other weapons for the camp, which was raided early last year in westernmost Aceh province, prosecutor Bambang Suharyadi told the West Jakarta District Court. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
    Arrested in December, Tholut is one of more than 120 alleged members of the “Tanzim Al Qaeda in Aceh” group to have been captured or killed since the camp was uncovered. More than 50 of those men have been sentenced to prison.
    Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, co-founder of the al-Qaida-linked Islamist movement Jemaah Islamiyah, was last week sentenced to 15 years for supporting the camp.
    Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, was thrust onto the front lines of the battle against terrorism in 2002, when Jemaah Islamiyah militants bombed two crowded nightclubs on the resort island of Bali, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists. There have been several attacks since then, but all have been far less deadly.
    Police have said the Aceh group was plotting Mumbai-style gun attacks on foreigners at luxury hotels in the capital of Jakarta and assassinations, including of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to punish the government for supporting the U.S.-led anti-terrorism fight.
    Tholut, also known as Mustofa, became one of Indonesia’s most wanted fugitives after master bomb-makers Noordin M. Top and Dulmatin were gunned down early last year in police raids.
    He was convicted for involvement in a 2001 bomb blast at a shopping plaza in central Jakarta that wounded six, and he served five years of an eight-year sentence after getting remission for good behavior. Like dozens of other convicted Indonesian extremists, he returned to his terror network after he was released.
    Nasir Abas — a former militant who has helped police track down and arrest several members of his network — said Tholut had been a combatant in Afghanistan and an “excellent instructor” who helped train Islamist militants in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao.
    Judges adjourned the trial until next week, when Tholut’s lawyers are due to respond to the charges.

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