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Jakarta Post

Jihad, war part of Islamic law: Abu Jibril

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 13 2010   /  10:27 am

 In God we trust: Abu Jibril followers hold Friday prayer at the Al-Munawwarah mosque at the Witana Harja housing complex in Pamulang, Banten, 15 kilometers south of Jakarta, on Friday. The US State Department in 2003 said Abu Jibril was “Jamaah Islamiyah’s primary recruiter and second-in-command after cleric Abubakar Ba’asyir”. JP/R. Berto WedhatamaFirebrand cleric Muhammad Iqbal Abdurrahman, widely known as Abu Jibril, is once again under the spotlight following a police raid that killed Jamaah Islamiyah notorious leader Dulmatin in an Internet café located near Abu’s residence. Being associated since the late 1970s with the radical movement and terrorism, Abu talked to The Jakarta Post and several other media outlets late Thursday to convey his thoughts on jihad and terrorism. Here are the excerpts:Question: Can you tell us about your congregation?
Answer: I c...