Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, but only its Aceh province fully implements Sharia. And so for adherents of the Islamic State, it is governed by apostates who must be killed as per Islamic law. This is a global war driven by a religious ideology, the existence of which no one in authority worldwide (with the notable exception of President Trump and some of his team) wishes to acknowledge.
“Indonesia: Bomb explodes in Bandung, one man captured ‘possibly’ linked to IS,” Reuters, February 27, 2017 (thanks to Ray):
A MILITANT killed by police in Indonesia after detonating a small bomb in the city of Bandung on Monday was “possibly” part of a radical network sympathetic to Islamic State, police said. The blast in the courtyard of a government office in the capital of West Java province did not cause any casualties and the bomber was shot by police after running into the building.
The militant had arrived at the office on a motorbike and placed his home-made bomb, assembled using a pressure cooker, in the corner of the courtyard.
The attacker had demanded that Indonesia’s anti-terror police unit, Densus 88, release all its detainees, according to provincial police chief Anton Charliyan.
The police chief speculated that he may have been linked to Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a group on a U.S. State Department “terrorist” list.
“There’s a possibility of JAD,” Charliyan said, when asked which group the militant belonged to.
JAD is an umbrella organization that is estimated by Indonesian authorities to include hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers in the Southeast Asian country….