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Indonesian cleric Bashir says extremists were wrong to attack Indonesia

Firebrand Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir told his terrorism trial that religious extremists were wrong to stage attacks in Indonesia because the world’s largest Muslim-populated country was not at war with anyone. Bashir said if Muslims wanted to wage jihad or holy war against the United States, they should go to countries like Afghanistan. The 66-year-old hardline preacher is on trial for inciting followers to stage the Bali bombings and a deadly attack on the Jakarta Marriott hotel. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Full Story

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