The Jakarta Post
The youngest son of firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, Abdul
Rohim, 31, is tipped by many to become the future leader of the jihadist
movement in Indonesia. The young and energetic father of three
daughters talked with The Jakarta Post’s Hasyim Widhiarto several
days before the police arrested Ba’asyir, the spiritual leader of the
Jamaah Islamiyah. Here is an excerpt of the interview:Abdul Rohim
Question: Many believe you have been groomed to lead the future jihadist movement here. What is your response?
Answer: (Laughing) I don’t think that’s true. A journalist once asked me the same question and I said that he had picked the totally wrong guy.
Why? It is because I still don’t have enough knowledge and fighting experience (to follow in Ba’asyir’s footsteps).
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