Web of Terror
AS a former senior figure in the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), Imam Supriyanto had never forgotten his senior, Abdul Rosyid alias Abdul Kholis. Two years ago, Imam visited the home of Kholis in Ciputat, South Tangerang. He used to be my mentor, said Imam in Jakarta last week, referring to Kholis. At that time, Imam had already left the organization two years before. During those two years Imam never…
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At dawn, Monday two weeks ago, Muhammad Syarif and more than 500 people—mostly Rohingyas from Myanmar and some Bangladeshis—reached the shore in Blang Geulumpang, Seunundon, North Aceh. They had been at sea for months. They were tired, hungry, and some of them were sick.