More evidence of support for the jihad in high places in modern, moderate Indonesia. From AP, with thanks to DFS:
Two Islamic militants jailed for the Bali bombings that killed 202 people were freed yesterday and nine others had their sentences reduced to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month, officials said.
Indonesia traditionally cuts prison terms for inmates who exhibit good behavior on national holidays and the justice ministry said more than 43,000 convicts benefited this time.
But the decision to include convicted terrorists was likely to anger countries that lost citizens in the Oct. 12, 2002, attacks on two crowded nightclubs.
“After what I’ve survived, to see these people get rewarded … it’s something we Westerners just don’t understand,” said Australian Peter Hughes, who suffered burns over 54 percent of his body.