Tiny Minority of Extremistsâ„¢ Update from modern, moderate Indonesia: “Indonesia: About ‘1.8 million people’ have terror links,” from AKI, October 12 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Jakarta, 12 Oct. (AKI) – About 1.8 million of Indonesia’s 246 million people have potential links to terrorism, according to the country’s anti-terror chief.
“The number is this. More or less 1.8 million people take part in terrorist networks,” said Ansyaad Mbai., who heads Indonesia’s National Anti-Terrorism Agency, or BNPT, speaking during a panel discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Indonesia, world’s most populous Muslim country, is combating Al-Qaeda linked terrorists whose most notorious attack was in Bali in 2002 when 200 people died in an attack by the Jemaah Islamiyah terror group. The country is also fighting a separatist movement in the Aceh region of northern Sumatra….