Thursday, July 23, 2009
Bashir blames the CIA.
On 22 July 2009, in Indonesia, Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir blamed the CIA for the bomb attacks on two hotels in Jakarta.
Radical Cleric Bashir Claims CIA Staged Jakarta Bombings
"It’s the CIA, just like in the Bali bombings. The CIA directed the Mujahideen who wanted to take jihad action."
Bashir said that Jemaah Islamiyah did not exist.
"As far as I know, Jemaah Islamiyah is just an Islamic study group in Egypt," he said.
Bashir said that that even in a war, civilians, especially women and children, must not be killed.
He said: "Even if they are kafir, they cannot be murdered."
He said that the Al-Mukmin Islamic Boarding School that he cofounded in Ngruki, Central Java, was not a source of terrorists.
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