Naturally, he alludes to his followers’ attacks on Western targets as being an example of when they are lawful. “Bombing forbidden in Islam, Ba’asyir says,” from the Jakarta Post, October 3 (thanks to Twostellas):
Firebrand Islamic cleric and terror convict Abu Bakar Ba”asyir has condemned suicide bomb attacks on places of worships, saying such acts are “forbidden in religion”.
He said that non-Muslims should be kept safe from any harm.
“Bomb attacks are an accursed act. They are sinful, except to those people proven to have attacked Muslims,” Ba”asyir said, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
So, about those people in the Bali nightclub: they all personally attacked Muslims?
According to Ba”asyir, no Islamic law could justify an attack that injured many innocent people.
In 2007, he called Western tourists “worms, snakes, and maggots.”
“Bombs can’t just be detonated randomly. That is an erroneous form of worship, or just an act of emotion,” he said.
Just you remember that the next time you’re having “a case of the Mondays.”
Ba”asyir, the leader of Islamic group Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), strongly denied police allegations that the recent Surakarta church suicide bomber Pino Damayanto aka Hayat was affiliated with his organization.