Why wasn’t he stopped short in this recruitment by the Koran’s true peaceful teachings, in the existence of which we are all bound to believe on pain of being charged with “Islamophobia”?
Get the answer in my forthcoming book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran.
“Preacher groomed boys for jihad,” by Stephen Fitzpatrick for The Australian, August 12 (thanks to James):
THE Muslim preacher who recruited two suicide bombers for the July 17 Jakarta terror attacks groomed at least four other teenage boys in the small housing complex where he was a respected leader.
An uncle of one of the teenagers said Syaefuddin Jaelani, 32, believed to be the main recruiter for fugitive terrorist Noordin Mohammad Top’s deadly Indonesian network, had taken his nephew on a week-long camping and fishing trip to see if he was prepared to wage violent jihad….
The trip was focused on religious instruction and the importance of becoming a martyr, he said, although other sources have indicated it also included fishing at the Situ Lembang camping ground, an area popular with Indonesian tourists….
The uncle said yesterday he had questioned his nephew about the purpose of the religious retreat to Bandung. “I asked him, was the indoctrination (the boys received) meant to point them to becoming a bridegroom to commit jihad,” he said….
Officials at the As-Surur mosque where Jaelani was a respected and well-liked preacher, known for his excellent command of Koranic verses, said they had taken steps to determine no other youths had been indoctrinated.
There is growing suspicion that a man originally thought to have been Top who was killed in a Central Java raid at the weekend was in fact a florist named Ibrohim, who worked at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels and was the bombers’ inside contact.
Ibrohim, who disappeared immediately after the bombings, is also likely to have been recruited by Jaelani. Remembered as being friendly and polite, Jaelani had a wife and young child when he arrived in the small urban community at Kahuripan last year.