Interview with a Former Terrorist: Nasir Abbas' Deradicalization Work in Indonesia

Nicholas O'Brien

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalCTC Sentinel
Volume1
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Interview with a Former Terrorist: Nasir Abbas' Deradicalization Work in Indonesia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this