JAKARTA, Indonesia: Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah, was released after serving barely 2 1/2 years. Indonesia cut 4 1/2 months off his prison term for conspiracy in the Bali bombings. In any case, no more than a slap on the wrist.
Bashir and at least 17 other Islamic militants convicted of 2002 Bali attack that killed 202 people had their sentences reduced along with thousands of other inmates as part of Indonesia’s independence day celebrations.
The sentence reductions angered Australia, where government ministers have said openly they believe the original sentence was too short.
Canberra and Washington say Bashir is the alleged spiritual head of Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-linked terror group blamed for a series of deadly attacks in Indonesia in recent years and of plotting against Western targets here and in other parts of Southeast Asia.
* Those who learned about Islam would not be surprised. It just confirms once again that the terrorists are the ‘good Muslims’ who are serious about Islam . Once again we can see that ‘moderate Indonesia ‘ assists and backs the Jihadists as much as possible, all according to the Koran and the sunnah:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:“….no Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel.” Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Num. 283.
* “We don’t make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.”
Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad in an interview with Lisbon’s Publica magazine.
Tabari IX:69 “Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us.”
Qur’an 8:39 “So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”
But there is more, much more: He also called on Prime Minister John Howard to convert to Islam or face eternity in hell.
So, while Indonesia is sentencing our people to death and makes sure these evil drug-pushers are executed, the jihadists who killed hundreds of our people are given the heroes treatment in Indonesia and are taken out of prison to enjoy the occasional ‘cupper’ at Starbucks.
* Some of us have a problem with that. Don’t you?
“A Muslim who doesn’t wage jihad is not a Muslim, he is a hypocrite”
What? And I thought jihad was just peaceful ‘inner struggle’-