A Muslim cleric? But hasn’t Oman Rohman, popularly known as Aman Abdurrahman, devoted his entire life to studying Islam and communicating it properly? How did he get the idea that Islam called upon him to order jihad suicide attacks and murder people he regarded as infidels or apostates? We can only hope that learned imams such as Pope Francis, H.R. McMaster and John Kerry are on their way to Jakarta now to explain to Oman Rohman, popularly known as Aman Abdurrahman, how he is misunderstanding the religion he has studied for most of his life.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A key ideologue for Islamic State militants in Indonesia has gone on trial for ordering a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed eight people including the four attackers.
The radical cleric, Oman Rohman, popularly known as Aman Abdurrahman, was guarded by counterterrorism police as he waited in a holding cell for the trial to begin Thursday.
Police have described Adburrahman as the main Indonesian translator for IS propaganda and the spiritual leader of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, a network of almost two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that formed in 2015….