Nasir Abbas fought for the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan at the time of the Afghan Soviet war. Following the end of the conflict he returned to South East Asia and joined the terrorist group Jemmah Islamiyah and rose through the ranks to command 'Mantiqi Three'. He describes how and why he decided to fight in Afghanistan, his eventual arrest by the Indonesian police and why he decided to work for the police in their de-radicalisation programme. There follows an interview with a senior Indonesian police officer who describes the success of a de-radicalisation progamme in Poso and the use of the 'soft' and 'hard' approaches to combating terrorism.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2008|