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Suspect Justifies Bali Bombs, Says God Will Forgive

A key suspect in the Bali bombings that killed 202 people told a court the carnage was justifiable according to Islamic teachings but denied he led the operation on the Indonesian tourist island last October. Asked about the deaths of some Muslims in the bombings, Imam Samudra said on Wednesday: “If we unintentionally kill someone during jihad, God will forgive us. It was an operational error.” Samudra, a 33-year old Islamic militant, is charged with plotting and organizing terror crimes causing mass casualties. The crime carries the maximum penalty of death. “It’s not my target nor purpose if the incident touched Indonesians. If it hit the infidels from the oppressing nations and their allies, that’s justified in the Koran and edicts of the Prophet Mohammad,” he told judges in a cross-examination. “What’s important is those infidels clearly come from nations that have been involved in the slaughtering of Muslims,” he said. Full Story

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