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Accused Indonesian Cleric Preaches Jihad

Dressed in flowing brown robe and turban, Abu Jibril raised his fist and promised worshippers in a packed suburban mosque that every coin they donate to overthrow Indonesia’s secular government will be repaid hundreds of times over in heaven. “The government no longer looks to Allah, but to America,” said the soft-spoken preacher, who argues that only jihad, or holy war, can establish an Islamic state in the 210 million-strong country, home to more Muslims than any other. “Prepare your forces and banish the enemy.” Two years after Washington blocked Jibril’s assets and declared him a terrorist — the alleged “primary recruiter and second in command” of Southeast Asia’s deadliest al-Qaida-linked group, Jemaah Islamiyah — he’s back delivering extremist sermons. Full Story

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