Impeding Funding For Terrorists

U.S. Department of the Treasury freezes assets of three senior members of the Jemaah Islamiya.

This undated handout picture released on May 31, 2006 by the US Department of State's rewards for Justice program shows wanted Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek.

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This undated handout picture released on May 31, 2006 by the US Department of State’s rewards for Justice program shows wanted Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek.

From time to time, the United States identifies certain individuals as crucial to the operation of terrorist organizations.  Most often these are top leaders, or they help finance terrorist organizations.  In all cases, these are people who have committed, or are deemed to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism.

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Jemaah Islamiyah: A renewed struggle?

by Noor Huda Ismail and Carl Ungerer

Thursday, 16 July 2009

This Policy Analysis examines the shifting patterns of leadership and patronage in Jemaah Islamiyah. It argues that leadership tensions and recent prison releases raise the possibility that splinter groups might now seek to re-energise the movement through violent attacks.

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http://www.aspi.org.au/publications/publication_details.aspx?ContentID=219&pubtype=9


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Indonesia: Radicalisation of the “Palembang Group”

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW BRIEFING

Jakarta/Brussels, 20 May 2009: Extremist fugitives still have the potential to turn non-violent activists into would-be bombers in Indonesia, even as the overall threat of terrorism declines.

Indonesia: Radicalisation of the “Palembang Group”,* the latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, uses documents from the trials of ten men from Palembang, South Sumatra, sentenced last month to heavy terms on terrorism charges, to show how radicalisation takes place.
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