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Cambodian School in Terror Spotlight

Just over a month ago, the Cambodian authorities arrested three alleged members of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the organisation believed to be behind last year’s bomb blasts on the resort island of Bali. The arrests were a surprise, because Cambodia’s small Muslim minority has no history of militancy, despite suffering terribly at the hands of the fanatical Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. The government also closed down an Islamic school on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, saying it had links to Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. It turned out that a wealthy organisation called Om al-Qura, from the fundamentalist Wahabi sect in Saudi Arabia, had funded the school. Nazy Mohammad, a young Muslim activist, said the school had accepted the funding for purely economic reasons. Full Story

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