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Shoemaker stoking the flames of sharia state

  • Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, August 27 2010 | 10:18 am

PREMIUM Once Indonesia’s public enemy number one, Mochammad Achwan, 62, has devoted the remainder of his life to consistently pushing Indonesia to become an Islamic state under sharia by any means.

Achwan’s decades of struggle has seemed to have now found direction, with firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, the spiritual leader of terrorist group Jamaah Islamiyah (JI), appointing him leader o...

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