Information Warfare: Indonesia Intercepts Islamic Internet Terrorists


August 28, 2006: Indonesia has used its computer crime laws to arrest two Islamic terrorist suspects. One man was accused of creating a web site that showed techniques for murdering infidels (non-Moslems). The other man was accused of using the Internet to raise money for terrorist attacks. Most Indonesian Moslems practice a non-violent form of Islam. But several million Indonesians have taken up the more aggressive Wahhabi form of Islam. This has been brought into the country over the last three decades by Saudi Arabian, missionaries and millions of dollars of money from Wahhabi charities based in Saudi Arabia.
Indonesia has spent the last four years battling Islamic terrorists, who made their first major attack in Bali, in 2002. That one killed over 200 people. Since then, there has been at least one major attack a year (20 or more dead), and many smaller attacks, mainly directed at non-Moslem Indonesians. The only media available to Islamic radicals is the Internet, and the government is attacking that outlet for all this hate.


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