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Radical Islamic Group Aiding Relief Cause

About 50 members of a radical Islamic group once headed by alleged regional terror chief Abu Bakar Bashir are assisting relief efforts in Indonesia’s tsunami-stricken Aceh province. One expert warned they may try to stir up sentiment against U.S. and Australian troops also helping distribute aid there. But the group said they would not interfere with foreign troops — as long as they kept strictly to humanitarian operations. The Laskar Mujahidin, the security arm of the Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia, have set up camp close to hundreds of other local and international volunteers at the military airport here beneath a sign in English that reads “Islamic Law Enforcement.” Full Story

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