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“Policeman Killed in Indonesian Suicide Bomb Attack,” DW, Dec. 7, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A suicide bomber attacked a police station on the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday, killing a police officer and wounding at least 10 others.
The perpetrator is believed to have been an Islamist militant. Indonesian police told the media that a note reading “penal code is the law of infidels, let us fight satanic law enforcement officers” was recovered from the site of the explosion in Bandung, Indonesia.
Indonesia on Tuesday ratified a new penal code that punishes sex and cohabitation outside of marriage with jail terms, and also bans “defamation” of the president and state institutions and expands the definition of blasphemy.
Although the new code, which is still awaiting ratification by the president, includes many rules from Islamic sharia law, its 624 articles also contain stricter measures against extremism, and the document reflects Indonesia’s official status as a multi-faith country with six recognized religions. officially. .
Who is the perpetrator?
The attacker was identified as Agus Sujatno or Abu Muslim. He was only released from prison last year after serving a 4-year sentence for being convicted of financing terrorism and manufacturing explosives used in a 2017 terror attack.
He is believed to be a member of the militant organization Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, or JAD. The group has claimed several deadly suicide bombings in the country and has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group.
After his release from prison, Sujatno reportedly rejected the government’s de-radicalization program, which placed him on the police’s “red” list of militant convicts.
Why was he against the new penal code?
Indonesian police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo told a news conference that investigators had found “dozens of papers protesting the recently ratified penal code” at the crime scene.
Todd Elliot, a senior security analyst at Concord Consulting in Jakarta, told Reuters news agency that the new code contains not only sharia-based provisions, but also other articles that hardliners would not support…