And he probably believes that Allah is just fine with those who try to kill for him, and be killed in the process (cf. Qur’an 9:111). “Allah decides whether I am a terrorist, says accused,” from the Sydney Morning Herald, December 30 (thanks to Twostellas):
JAKARTA: An Islamist extremist linked to the militant group al-Qaeda in Aceh, which plotted to kill Westerners in Indonesia, has gone on trial facing multiple terrorism-related charges.
Abdullah Sunata, 32, was part of an ”evil conspiracy” and had organised the cell’s military-style training in Aceh province last year, the prosecutor Asep Aminudin said yesterday. He also supplied firearms to the group, Mr Aminudin said….
Sunata was released from jail in 2009 for good behaviour after serving only a small fraction of a seven-year sentence for his role in the 2004 Australian embassy attack, which killed 10 people.
”After he was released, the accused was active in preaching about jihad and the obligation of people to carry out jihad,” Mr Aminudin said. Several times Sunata met the Islamist militant leader Dulmatin and also received 195 million rupiah ($21,300) from other terrorist suspects to buy firearms, he said. Dulmatin, who planned the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, was killed in March after police discovered the group’s training camp in Aceh.
He faces the death penalty if convicted of the charges.
Police had rearrested Sunata in central Java in June on suspicion of planning attacks on the Danish embassy in Jakarta and a police parade, which he denied.
Attacks on the Danish embassy: more Motoon rage.
Wearing a maroon shirt and white cap, Sunata said there was a ”stigma” associated with convicted terrorists.
No kidding, really?
”That’s their accusation. Actually, the term terrorist is neutral, can be positive or negative … it depends on whose definition,” he told reporters from his court cell. ”I’ll leave to Allah to decide the outcome.”