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  • American Woman's Body Found In Suitcase In Indonesia

    08/13/2014 10:42:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2014
    August 13, 2014 American Woman's Body Found In Suitcase In Indonesia BALI, Indonesia -- The body of a 62-year-old suburban Chicago woman was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, and authorities on Wednesday arrested her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend in connection to the death, police said. The suitcase containing Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found Tuesday inside the trunk of a taxi parked in front of the St. Regis Bali Resort in the island's upscale Nusa Dua area, said Col. Djoko Hari Utomo, the police chief in Bali's capital, Denpasar. Heather Mack, 19,...
  • Chicago Tourist Killed, Stuffed in Suitcase in Indonesia

    08/13/2014 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 • Updated at 8:25 AM CDT | Staff
    Sheila Von Weise Mack was last seen alive on Monday when an argument she had with her daughter was captured by surveillance cameras in the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel in Denpasar, Bali A Chicago woman vacationing in Indonesia was killed -- her body stuffed inside a suitcase earlier this week -- and her daughter and another man were arrested. The body of 62-year-old Sheila Von Weise Mack was discovered on Tuesday in a suitcase in the back of a taxi, parked at the prestigious St. Regis Hotel in Denpasar. Mack's daughter, Heather Lois, 19, and another man, 21-year-old...
  • Miracle escape for 108 passengers as plane overshoots runway and lands in the SEA in Bali

    04/13/2013 7:46:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2013 | Anthony Bond and Richard Shears
    More than 100 passengers had a miracle escape today after a plane overshot a runway off the coast of Bali and crashed into the sea. Eyewitnesses said passengers fearing for their lives screamed in panic as the Lion Air jet overshot the runway at Ngurah Rai Airport, near Denparsar. The aircraft, carrying 101 passengers and seven crew members - then fell into the sea from a height of about 50 metres.
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Bali drugs: Death sentence for Briton Lindsay Sandiford

    01/22/2013 8:54:52 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    A 56-year-old British grandmother has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Lindsay Sandiford was arrested at Bali's airport in May last year after 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine was found in the lining of her suitcase during a routine customs check. Sandiford, whose last UK address was in Gloucestershire, said she was coerced into bringing the drugs to the island. Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has condemned the sentence. He told MPs the government strongly objected to the death penalty imposed. Her lawyers have said they were "surprised" at the verdict and would appeal. Prosecutors...
  • Indonesian court gives Umar Patek 20-year term (Builder of Bali Bombing car)

    06/21/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT · by steveo
    The Jakarta Post ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jakarta Post
    An Indonesian militant accused of helping to build a massive car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Known as "Demolition Man," Patek is a leading member of the al-Qaida-linked network Jemaah Islamiyah. He was found guilty by the West Jakarta District Court of violating the country's harsh anti-terror law. In Thursday's ruling, the five-member judge panel also convicted 45-year-old Patek for his role in Jakarta church attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 that killed 19. Patek is the last main suspect in the Oct. 12, 2002 Bali resort island...
  • Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway

    05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2011 | Amanda Hodge in Abbottabad and Peter Alford
    BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout. The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation? Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet...
  • Five suspected terrorists reported killed in Bali raids

    03/18/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT · by steveo · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03-18-12 | Peni Widarti and I Wayan Juniarta
    Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed during police raids at two different locations in Bali late on Sunday. Police have yet to issue an official statement on the nature of the raids and details on the casualties. The first raid took place at around 10:15 p.m. in a budget hotel, Laksmi, on Jl. Danau Poso 99X, Sanur. The area is known as one of the most famous red-light districts in Bali, where people can easily obtain a cheap room from staff at budget hotels who rarely ask for valid identification from their guests. Neighbors said that they heard a burst...
  • Obama to announce Asian export deals for Boeing, GE

    11/17/2011 8:16:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/11 | Laura MacInnis
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will showcase a $21.7 billion deal Boeing has struck with Indonesia's largest domestic airline, Lion Air, the White House said. Obama will attend a signing ceremony on Friday for the order for 230 aircraft, which the White House said would support more than 110,000 jobs across the United States, on the sidelines of an East Asia Summit he is attending on the Indonesian island of Bali.
  • Caption Obama in Silly Shirt in Bali

    11/18/2011 12:25:25 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 86 replies · 2+ views
    AP Photo ^ | October 18, 2011 | Susan Walsh
  • Budget battles to shadow Obama on Asia-Pacific tour (Bali Hai vacation)

    11/07/2011 7:52:15 PM PST · by garjog · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 7, 2011 | By Laura MacInnis
    In Bali at the East Asia Summit on November 18-19, Obama will become the first U.S. president to participate in that gathering of leaders from the economically dynamic and strategically important region. His visit to Australia is aimed at underscoring security ties with a staunch ally and thanking the country for its support in Afghanistan.
  • Obama's Road to Bali

    09/04/2011 10:53:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 4, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    Upon his return from his Martha's Vineyard vacation, a trip cut short so he could be photographed pretending to exercise some hidden capability to temper Irene's fury, Obama announced he wanted to give a speech to a joint session of Congress upon its return to D.C., on a night and at time which not coincidentally was already scheduled to be the night of the first Republican candidates' debate. Obviously the white House brain trust figured they'd steal attention from the debate and look presidential because, in their sophomoric calculations, if the Republican Speaker of the House turned down this imperious...
  • Obama Bali Vacation Guide

    09/01/2011 7:53:55 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/31/11 | Granny Jan
    Wer'e goin' to the vacation destination Bali in November 2011. Come along with us for a great time. You're paying for it!
  • Bali Bombing ‘Mastermind’ Extradited from Pakistan

    08/18/2011 9:58:33 AM PDT · by steveo
    Bali Times/AFP ^ | 08-15-11 | unknown
    An alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings was extradited from Pakistan to Indonesia on Thursday, after his arrest in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed, a security official said. Indonesia’s counter-terrorism agency chief Ansyaad Mbai confirmed that Umar Patek had arrived under tight security after an overnight flight from Pakistan, and ahead of an expected trial on terrorism-related charges. “He’s been detained at a detention facility… He’s a very important suspect. It’s hard to rank him but you can say he’s a big fish,” Mbai said. Patek is expected to face trial over attacks including the Bali...
  • WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11

    04/24/2011 7:26:11 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24 2011 | Peter Finn
    On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. At a hospital, the accused mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole was recovering from a tonsillectomy. Nearby, the alleged organizer of the 2002 bombing in Bali, Indonesia, was buying lab equipment for a biological weapons program. And in a safe house, the man who would later describe himself as the intellectual author of the Sept. 11 attacks was with other key al-Qaeda members watching the scenes from New York and Washington unfold on television.
  • Rabid Dogs Put Bite on Bali

    10/03/2010 11:06:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    October 4, 2010 | Kate Benson
    Rabid Dogs Put Bite on Bali
  • Australian teacher assigns students to plan a terrorist attack to kill as many as possible

    08/25/2010 3:20:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010
    A high school teacher who assigned her class to plan a terrorist attack that would kill as many innocent Australians as possible had no intent to promote terrorism, education officials said Wednesday. The Year 10 students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School in the state of Western Australia were given the assignment last week in a class on contemporary conflict and terrorism. Principal Terry Martino said he withdrew the assignment as soon as he heard of it. But after news of the assignment was published in Wednesday's West Australian newspaper, talk radio and online forums began a busy debate and some...
  • Rabid dogs roam holiday hotspot, kill at least 78

    08/01/2010 10:05:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2010 | MARGIE MASON
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Putu Valentino Rosiadi should have started third grade this month. But instead of buying a new school uniform and notebooks, his father mournfully cradles a black-and-white photo.
  • Bali bomber mastermind Dulmatin 'killed in shoot-out'

    03/09/2010 7:10:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 68+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 03/09/10 | Anne Barrowclough
    March 9, 2010 Bali bomber mastermind Dulmatin 'killed in shoot-out' Anne Barrowclough The alleged mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings is believed to have been killed in a shoot-out with Indonesian police on the outskirts of Jakarta today. Dulmatin, nicknamed "the Genius", was an explosives expert who was believed to have set off one of the Bali bombs with a mobile phone, as well as helping to assemble the massive car bomb used in the attacks, which killed 202 people. The shoot-out happened during a morning raid on a house in Pamulang city, west of the Indonesian capital. Police said...
  • U.S. Considers D.C. Trial for Gitmo Detainee Linked to Bin Laden, Bali Bombing

    01/15/2010 4:19:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies · 826+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/15/2010 | Staff
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  • New Year's Eve Terrorist Attack Warning For Bali (Indonesia)

    12/31/2009 1:02:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 48 replies · 1,822+ views
    BNO News (Breaking News) on Twitter ^ | 12/31/09 | BNO News-Twitter
    U.S. embassy warns Americans in Indonesia's Bali island of possible New Year's Eve terrorist attack-AP
  • Explosives Used in Hotel Bombing 'Identical' to Those Used in Bali

    07/20/2009 3:18:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 924+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51265 ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009 | By Irwan Firdaus, Associated Press
    Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) - Explosive material recovered from the scene of two suicide bombings at hotels in the Indonesian capital is "identical" to that used by the Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah in earlier attacks, police said. An unexploded bomb left in a room of the J.W. Marriott in Jakarta resembled devices used in attacks on Bali and one found in a recent raid against the network on an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, national police spokesman told a news conference Sunday.
  • Anger over plans for site of Bali bombing

    06/21/2009 3:40:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 627+ views
    The Australian ^ | 22nd June 2009 | Deborah Cassrels
    THE near-derelict block of land hardly gets a glance as a parade of tourists trek past in Bali's party precinct on JL Legian in Kuta. But amid the clubs and bars doing a brisk trade, a storm is erupting over the 800sqm on which the former Sari Club stood. The desolate site, considered hallowed ground by Australians, is opposite Bali's memorial monument listing the victims of the October 2002 terrorist attack, including those killed at the nearby Paddy's Bar, which has been redeveloped. The bombs claimed 202 lives, including 88 Australians. The Sari Club site, earmarked for a peace park...
  • Two Britons Die On Bali After Drinking Wine Laced With Methanol

    06/02/2009 8:58:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,349+ views
    London Times ^ | June 02, 2009
    Two Britons die on Bali after drinking wine laced with methanol The artist Rose Johnson, who died after drinking the arak wine on Bali Anne Barrowclough in Sydney, Sian Powell in Bangkok Two Britons have died in agony after drinking rice wine laced with methanol in a mass poisoning on the Indonesian island of Bali. Alan Colen, 59, suffered a painful, drawn-out death on Saturday after buying an adulterated bottle of local wine, known as arak. Mr Colen, who had lived on the holiday island for 13 years, bought the wine from a roadside stall hear his home in Canggu,...
  • Guantanamo detainee Hambali is the mastermind of the Bali massacre and the attack against Christians

    03/16/2009 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 731+ views
    Asia News ^ | March 10, 2009 | Mathias Hariyadi
    Jakarta - Riduan “Hambali” Isamudin is the mastermind who planned the massacre in Bali in 2002, and the attacks against Christian churches and buildings in 2000. The accusation comes from Mubarok and Ali Imron, both members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), who say they are willing to testify against the operational chief of the Islamic fundamentalist movement in southeast Asia, who is being held in the detention center in Guantanamo. Mubarok and Ali Imron are being held in the prison in Jakarta, where they are serving a life sentence for their involvement in the attack against churches in the country. In...
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, ‘it’s hard to . . . gather data in ways that don’t raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content.’ In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • Bali bombers unremorseful - Australians have held stead fast in the war against Islamo-fascism

    11/17/2008 10:24:08 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies · 372+ views
    neoconstant ^ | Nov. 10, 2008
    Bali bombers unremorseful and insane, Australians defiant Nov 11th, 2008 | By Andrew L. Jaffee | Category: Culture, Society, & Religion, Featured, Foreign Affairs By Andrew L. Jaffee, netwmd.comAustralians have finally found some justice and hopefully, a sense of peace and closure. Three Islamists were executed by Indonesian authorities on Sunday, shortly after midnight, for the heinous, cowardly, and evil bombings of several nightclubs in Bali on October 12, 2002, an act which “killed 202 people — most of them young Australians — and injured more than 300.” Australians have held steadfast in the war against Islamo-fascism, and will...
  • Thousands mourn Bali bombers ROP-alert)

    11/09/2008 12:29:01 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 220+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | November 09 2008
    In Indonesia, thousands of sympathisers have attended the funerals of the three men executed by firing squad on Saturday for the 2002 Bali bombings. Mourners who attended the funerals of the brothers Amrozi and Mukhlas in Tenggulun in East Java paid tribute to them as martyrs. Although there were brief clashes between bystanders and police, for the most part the event passed off peacefully. The third bomber, Imam Samudra, was buried in West Java in a ceremony open only to his family.
  • The Heroes of Bali (the villains do not deserve the limelight - these people do)

    11/08/2008 11:37:07 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies · 289+ views
    Various Australian Sources | 9th November 2008 | Vanity
    The Bali bombers died this morning. And while their deaths are news and must be reported, I believe it is right to acknowledge the heroism that came out of that terrible day. On October 12th 2002, at Bali, Indonesia, Islamist terrorists detonated a number of bombs in an attempt to kill innocent victims. 202 people were killed. 88 of these were Australians. This makes it, by far, the greatest terrorist atrocity in Australia's history - and it ranks quite highly on the overall list. We remember the dead, but for some reason, in my opinion at least, we haven't really...
  • Bali Bombers Executed

    11/08/2008 11:25:50 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies · 2,176+ views
    The Indonesian Attorney-General's Office has confirmed that the three Bali bombers have been executed by firing squad for their involvement in the 2002 bombings which killed more than 202 people, including 88 Australians. A spokesman for the Attorney-General, Jasman Pandjaitan, said all three men have been declared dead. Earlier news emerged from inside the Bali bombers' prison on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java that the three men - Imam Samudra, 38, Amrozi, 47, and Mukhlas, 48 - were killed. All three were shot at the same time by three separate firing squads about 12:15am (local time), before a medical team...
  • Schoolies warned about Bali dangers (Bali bombers to be executed tonight)

    11/08/2008 1:28:30 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 455+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 8th November 2008
    FOREIGN Affairs Minister Stephen Smith has heightened speculation the Bali bombers will be executed overnight, issuing a special terror warning to school leavers. All signs are pointing to the execution early Australian time tomorrow of Islamic militants Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra. "The Government is particularly aware that in mid to late November and early December, a large number of Australian school graduates may well travel to Indonesia, particularly Bali for what has become known as schoolies week,'' Mr Smith said. "We ask those young graduates and their parents to very carefully bear in mind the travel advice...
  • Threat Matrix: November 2008

    11/01/2008 7:30:38 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 329 replies · 9,801+ views
    Expanding Afghan War Awaits New President An expanded U.S. military involvement awaits a new U.S. president in Afghanistan where the unfinished business of September 11 has flared over the past three years into a major insurgency. A raft of assessments and reviews now underway in Washington point to a fundamental rethinking of the Afghan war. But whoever is elected Tuesday will face choices on the size of the military buildup, how to strengthen the central government, how far to go in dealing with insurgent sanctuaries across the border, how to help stabilize Pakistan, and whether and how to reconcile...
  • I hope bombers feel afraid when they die

    11/01/2008 3:59:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 419+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 2nd November 2008 | Randall Lee
    Randall Lee lost his two brothers and a pregnant sister-in-law in the 2002 Bali bombings. But from the ashes of the tragedy he found his wife, Jessica O'Grady, a survivor of the horrifying blasts. This is the Geelong electrician's story and his thoughts on the impending execution of the bombers. IT IS a strange feeling -- after six long years -- knowing that the men who caused so much pain and anguish will meet justice. It won't be cause for celebration for me when the perpetrators of the Bali bombings in 2002 are executed. Sure, I will share a few...
  • Bombs uncovered in Sulawesi as Bali bombers' execution nears

    10/31/2008 4:40:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 145+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 1st November 2008
    INDONESIA has stepped up security around foreign embassies amid fears of attacks as it prepares to execute the three Islamists convicted over the Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people. Police have revealed they had found and defused two bombs in a Balinese Hindu migrant area on Sulawesi island on Wednesday and Thursday as tensions mount ahead of the imminent executions. "I think there is a connection between this and the execution of Amrozi and others," local police chief Suparni Parto said, referring to bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra, who could be executed as early as today. National police...
  • Young Radicals Divided

    10/25/2008 10:54:56 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 4 replies · 510+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Oct 26, 2008 | AFP
    BOYOLALI (Indonesia) - For the skullcapped students of the Darusy Syahadah Islamic school, there is no question that the three radical jihadis behind the 2002 bombings on Indonesia's Bali island are heroes. Sheltering from the equatorial sun on the steps of the school's mosque, the students crowd to offer their approval of bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra. Authorities said this week the three bombers will face the firing squad by early November for their role in the attack, which killed 202 people. 'They're holy warriors, that's how I respond, they're holy warriors,' said Sir Muhammad Royhan Syihabuddin Ar-Rohmi, a...
  • [Islamic bomber to get his sex in "paradise"] Bali bombers to be executed

    10/24/2008 1:55:14 AM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies · 532+ views
    reuters ^ | Oct . 23, 2008
    Indonesia says to execute Bali bombers Reuters JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will execute the Bali bombers on death row in early November, the spokesman of the Indonesian attorney general's office said on Friday.
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Bali bombers to face execution in early November, Indonesia says

    10/24/2008 1:08:07 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 24th October 2008
    THREE Islamic militants convicted of carrying out the 2002 Bali bombings will be shot dead on their prison island early next month. The bombers will be put to death in "early November'' on Nusakambangan Island, off Central Java, where their high-security jail is located, a spokesman for Indonesia's Attorney General's office said today. He also indicated that the Attorney General did not believe there were valid grounds for any further legal appeals by Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra. "Indonesia's Attorney General is stating that the legal efforts in the terrorism criminal case, on behalf of the defendant Amrozi...
  • Families visit Bali bombers

    10/17/2008 1:47:52 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 255+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 17th October 2008
    THREE Islamic militants on death row over the 2002 Bali bombings have been visited by family members as their executions draw nearer. Indonesia's Attorney General is expected to announce next Friday details of the executions. In accordance with the country's laws, Indonesia does not make public the timing and location of executions, raising speculation that the statement could be to announce the bombers have been put to death. Indonesia's Constitutional Court is expected to rule on Tuesday on a side challenge by the bombers' lawyers, who have argued the country's use of firing squads to carry out executions amounts to...
  • CIA behind Bali bombs, claims cleric

    10/17/2008 1:38:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 519+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 16th October 2008
    AN Indonesian Islamic cleric linked to the three extremists awaiting execution for the Bali bombings said today the 2002 attack which killed more than 200 people was the work of the CIA. Abu Bakar Bashir told AFP the US intelligence agency had fired a nuclear missile at the Bali tourist strip from a ship off the coast. "It has been mentioned as being a micro-nuclear bomb, not a regular bomb... The bomb was made by the CIA, it could be no one else," he said in his house at the Al-Mukmin Islamic boarding school on Indonesia's Java island. He said...
  • Executions imminent (the Bali Bombers)

    09/06/2008 5:52:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 164+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 6th September 2008
    SECURITY forces are on high alert as Indonesia prepares to execute the three Islamists convicted over the 2002 bombings. But local survivors and foreign visitors are united in their determination not to dwell on the October night when 202 people, mostly tourists including 88 Australians, were killed when bombs ripped through packed bars. And the overwhelming feeling on the mainly Hindu island of temples, rice paddies and tropical beaches is that the government should not wait another day before standing the bombers before a firing squad. "The execution will deliver a message that the government is serious about upholding the...
  • Bali bombers deaths 'soon as possible'

    07/22/2008 4:52:53 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 171+ views
    The Australian ^ | 21st July 2008 | Karen Michelmore
    THREE death-row Bali bombers will be executed "as soon as possible," Indonesia's attorney general said today after the Islamic militants declined to seek clemency from the President. Hendarman Supandji said he hoped that so-called "smiling assassin" Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra would be executed before the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan in September. The three bombers face death by firing squad for their roles in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians and three New Zealanders. "We want it as soon as possible," Mr Supandji he said. "Legally they can be executed because they...
  • Bali bombings: Indonesia to execute three remorseless bombers by firing squad

    07/18/2008 6:20:04 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 10 replies · 154+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18/07/2008 | Thomas Bell
    Three Bali bombers have exhausted their appeals and will soon be executed by firing squad, according to Indonesia's attorney general.Imam Samudra and the brothers Amrozi and Ali Ghufron have never shown any remorse for the 2002 bombings and have repeatedly said that they embrace death and wish to be martyrs. Indonesia's attorney general Henderman Supanji, in announcing that no further legal avenues are available to the condemned men, said, "the process would not be drawn out". The bombers' lawyer, Fahmi Bachmid, said afterwards: "All of them have repeatedly said they will only ask pardon from God, not the president. This...
  • Bird Flu: Indonesia's Trial Run

    04/28/2008 8:59:02 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 132+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-29-2008 | Lucy Williamson
    Bird flu: Indonesia's trial run By Lucy Williamson April 29, 2008 BBC News, Bali In the backstreets of a Bali village, all hell has broken loose. The Balinese rural calm has been invaded by men with megaphones and masks, there are sirens wailing down the main street, and at the centre of it all, Putu Arini sits quietly on the porch of her house, waiting for the police. Parts of Bali have looked like the set of a germ-warfare film A few hours ago, her husband was taken to the local health clinic, with bird flu-like symptoms, and now investigators...
  • Islam is your land, from Bali vista

    04/12/2008 11:22:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 122+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 12, 2008 | SALIM MANSUR
    Recently I spent several days in Ubud, Bali, attending a conference on the theme of "Islam in Multicultural Asia" organized by the New York-based Asia Society. Bali is a lush tropical island of immense beauty at the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, and its people are mostly Hindu in a country with the world's largest Muslim population. The setting for a conference on Islam in Indonesia was a bold idea. Islam in Asia...is distinctly different... to the Middle Eastern version of Islam with which the West is mostly acquainted and predominantly concerned since 9/11. Americans supporting Democrats who have persuaded...
  • Bali Bombing Cleric Attacks Western Tourists

    03/24/2008 7:04:37 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2008 | Nick Squires
    Bali bombing cleric attacks western tourists By Nick Squires in Sydney Last Updated: 1:56am GMT 25/03/2008 Western tourists in Indonesia are "maggots, snakes and worms" who should be beaten up, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings has told hardline Islamic followers. Abu Bakar Bashir, the cleric who was convicted of conspiracy over the Bali bombings but later cleared and released from prison after 26 months, said the island resort had been overrun by scantily-clad tourists who deserved to be attacked for their immorality. "Worms, snakes, maggots... those are animals that crawl. Take a look at Bali... those infidel...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Beat up infidel tourists, says Muslim cleric ( Abu Bakar Bashir )

    03/23/2008 12:10:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,419+ views
    NEWS.com.au ^ | March 24, 2008 | Natasha Robinson
    ISLAMIC cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hardline rhetoric with a call for followers to beat up Western tourists and for young Muslims to die as martyrs. In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to "worms, snakes, maggots", and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels. The address was caught on video by an Australian university student. "The youth movement here must aspire to a martyrdom death," said the cleric, who was convicted of...
  • Bali bomber blames success on CIA, Mossad

    03/02/2008 6:35:26 AM PST · by jdm · 4 replies · 139+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 02, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Michael Sheridan of the Times of London interviewed the men who planned, financed, and conducted the 2002 Bali bombing that left 202 people dead, including many Muslims. Not surprisingly, none regret the terrorist attack, conducted to “help Muslims”. They do regret killing the Muslims, however, but blame the CIA and/or the Mossad — for building the bomb: Did he deny the charges? “People called me the mastermind of the Bali bombing,” he said. “Maybe right, maybe wrong. My only mission was to help the Muslims.”And then he said something extraordinary. He claimed the bombers had never meant to kill so...
  • Pull 'Jihad Sheilas' doco: victims

    02/05/2008 1:51:56 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 122+ views
    The Australian ^ | 5th February 2008 | Nicola Berkovic
    FAMILIES of victims of the Bali bombings and survivors have expressed outrage at an ABC documentary due to air this evening on two Australian women linked to militant Islam. The documentary, Jihad Sheilas, features comments by Rabiah Hutchinson, the so-called “matriach” of radical Islam in Australia, and Raisah bint Alan Douglas about the 2002 Bali bombing. “Do I feel for the people that died? Not as much as I feel for those 200 Afghani people that gave me and my children shelter,” Ms Hutchinson says. “Why? Because they weren't holidaying in someone's country, sometimes engaging in child pornography or paedophilia...