"ISLAM WILL WIN!"
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Amrozi defiant before Bali blast verdict 07-08-2003
By Joanne Collins and Karima Anjani
BALI, Indonesia, (Reuters) - Praising God and denouncing Jews, Indonesian Muslim militant Amrozi faced his judges on Thursday as they delivered the first verdict in the Bali nightclub bombing trials.
The climax of Amrozi's trial came just two days after a car bomb killed at least 10 people at a luxury hotel in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, and coincided with concern that a shadowy Southeast Asian network linked to al Qaeda might be plotting further attacks.
Amrozi, dubbed the smiling bomber, faces death by firing squad if convicted on charges of helping to plot, organize and carry out crimes of terror in relation to the blasts that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, on October 12 last year.
"Burn, burn the Jews," a defiant-looking Amrozi shouted in Arabic as two police escorted him to a seat at the center of the court opposite a panel of five judges who began the lengthy process of summing up the evidence.
"Allahu akbar (God is Greatest)," the 40-year-old mechanic from neighboring Java island cried, punching the air with his fist. He wore a loose white Muslim shirt, a cream and green skull cap and dark trousers.
He showed scant interest in the proceedings, fidgeting and then smiling at the prosecutors as he left for the lunch break.
During the trial Amrozi admitted involvement in the attacks, saying "whites" deserved to die.
He has also said he would welcome the death penalty, but said he does not belong to the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah Muslim network that police blame for the Bali bombings and are already linking to Tuesday's Jakarta blast at the JW Marriott Hotel.
Bali police chief Made Pastika said additional police had been deployed around the court to ensure tighter security.
"The situation in Jakarta also influences our security measures," Pastika told reporters.
About 400 police carrying wooden staves surrounded the court building. Roadblocks barricaded approach roads. One policeman, an M-16 rifle resting between his legs, dozed at the rear of the court.
VICTIMS WANT DEATH PENALTY
Those who say they are eager for retribution from the court range from waiters who survived the bombs that destroyed two popular clubs to Australians maimed in the attacks. Local entrepreneurs who have scraped to make a living since the attacks devastated the island's tourism industry say the same thing.
About half of the dead in Bali were Australians, killed as they enjoyed the island's famous nightlife. Several dozen Indonesians, including Balinese, also died.
"You must die, Amrozi," read a message posted on the green fence in front of a mound of earth that was once the Sari Club.
"Whether he rots away in jail for 60 years or they shoot him dead, as long as he gets his (punishment) I don't really mind," said Australian Jake Ryan, 22, who lost half of his left foot in the blast that destroyed the Sari Club. Five of his friends were killed, he said as he arrived at the court to hear the verdict.
Plenty is at stake for the world's most populous Muslim nation in the trials of 38 suspects arrested over Bali, especially in the wake of Tuesday's powerful car bomb attack.
Indonesia had won international praise for showing the world it could tackle the Bali bombings. The Marriott attack suggests it has plenty left to do.
Police have highlighted similarities between the two attacks, especially in the bomb composition. The Bali bombs were made mainly of TNT and potassium chlorate -- a fertilizer compound.
Two of Amrozi's brothers are also on trial for Bali.
But as the first suspect arrested, Amrozi has been a focal point of anger in Bali, a picture-postcard mix of golden beaches, emerald rice fields and gentle people.
Amrozi's giggling delight at the attacks, broadcast in a public police interrogation a month after the Bali blasts, shocked people across this Hindu island and around the world.
He also gained notoriety by laughing at Indonesian witnesses.
Australian Geoff Phillips said he wanted the maximum penalty. "He smiles and makes you very, very annoyed. Just the smile, the smirk, the arrogance. That's when you feel like you could put a gun to his head and blow him away. It just doesn't seem right."
Phillips's son, Brad, who lost seven friends, refused to comment.
Like other accused Bali bombers, Amrozi came under the sway of the teachings of Abu Bakar Bashir, alleged head of Jemaah Islamiah. Police have linked Bashir to the Bali blasts but not named him as a suspect. The cleric has denied any wrongdoing.
Amrozi's lawyer has said the only thing that could be proved against him was that he had sent chemical substances to Bali.
The defendant has told the court he brought a minivan from his home on Java island so it could be made into a massive car bomb.
Is Islam peaceful?
Bomb Rips Through Indonesia Hotel, Kills 14
Reuters Tuesday, August 5, 2003; 11:57 AM "Thirteen bodies have been evacuated to hospitals while the last one, a human head without body, was just found by a Red Cross team on the fifth floor of the hotel," a senior Red Cross official said.
REf3:Car bomb wrecks Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, kills 14
By Joanne Collins and Telly Nathalia
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A huge car bomb tore through one of the top hotels in Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, killing 14 people and wounding 150 in the second major attack to shake the world's most populous Muslim nation in a year.
Jakarta's governor said a suicide bomber had probably caused the blast at the JW Marriott Hotel, part of a U.S. hotel chain.
The bomb ripped out the lobby and set fire to dozens of cars and taxis. Many windows in the 33-storey hotel were blown out.
Defence Minister Matori Abdul Djalil called it "an act of terrorism". The government warned recently of more attacks by the Jemaah Islamiah network blamed for October's Bali bombing.
"It was panic. Mad panic," said Stephen Mellor, a foreign resident who was parking his car less than 100 metres from the hotel at the time of the blast.
"The police and paramedics did what they could, but they seemed overwhelmed. People were almost hijacking cars in desperation and piling the injured in them to take to hospital."
The blast was timed as workers poured out of offices for lunch and mosques called the faithful to prayer. It came just two days before the first verdict is due in the trials of Muslim militants accused in the Bali bombings that killed 202.
Diners were eating lunch in restaurants and cafes in the hotel and in a nearby office tower when the blast blew out windows and showered people with shards of glass.
Wreckage from the charred lobby was strewn over a wide area.
Police said a Dutch banking executive was among the dead, while four Singaporeans, two Americans, two Australians and a New Zealander were among those wounded.
BLOWN ACROSS ROOM
Australian tourist Simon Leuning had just arrived in Jakarta and was relaxing in his hotel room when the explosion occurred.
"The window blew in, blew me across the room," he told Reuters Television. "I got out of there as fast as I could."
The Indonesian Red Cross said 14 people died and 150 were wounded.
“Thirteen bodies have been evacuated to hospitals while the last one, a human head without a body, was just found by a Red Cross team on the fifth floor of the hotel," a senior Red Cross official said.
National Police Chief General Da'i Bachtiar said the car bomb blew up near the lobby. He said the blast resembled the Bali bombings because of the use of a vehicle.
Tuesday's attack coincided with high-profile trials of suspected Islamic militants on bomb-related charges -- including that of Abu Bakar Bashir, an influential cleric.
He is accused of leading the Southeast Asian Jemaah Islamiah militant Muslim network blamed for a series of attacks on Western targets and which wants a regional Islamic state.
Bachtiar said one of the many areas of investigation would include several people who had yet to be arrested over the Bali attacks. He gave no names and did not say anyone was suspected.
The Marriott, popular with foreign businessmen, is in the wealthy suburb of Kuningan on a major road through the city's business district. The hotel is close to the diplomatic area of Menteng where many Western embassies and consulates are based.
Management said the hotel was 70-80 percent full.
Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso said: "There is a strong possibility this was a suicide bomber."
Washington said last week that Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network was planning new suicide hijackings and bombings in the United States and abroad. The U.S. embassy held its 4th of July independence celebrations at the Marriott Hotel.
The U.S. embassy said the blast was a reminder to Americans to exercise "rigorous" security precautions in Indonesia.
"Intelligence agencies have warned for months now of the possibility of attacks and the bulk of Jemaah Islamiah remains at large," said security expert Andrew Tan at Singapore's Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.
The explosion hit Indonesia's financial markets. The main stock index ended down three percent.
President Megawati Sukarnoputri visited the blast site on Tuesday evening but made no comments to reporters.
Last Friday she denounced what she called the "blind fanaticism" of Muslim militants accused of the Bali bombings.
The Marriott, which opened in September 2001 and has 333 rooms, is the latest luxury hotel in the bustling city that is home to more than 10 million people.
(Additional reporting by Harry Suhartono, Muklis Ali, Gde Anugrah Arka, Lily Kurniawati and Dan Eaton)
The human head turned out to be that of the suicide bomber.
August 08, 2003 Severed head clue to Jakarta hotel attack
From Tim Johnston in Jakarta
An Indonesian investigator with a picture of a reconstructed head belonging to a possible suspect in the Marriott Hotel bombing
A severed head found at the scene of Jakarta’s deadly hotel bombing belonged to a member of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network, Indonesian police said today.
The human head was found in a wrecked room on the fifth floor of Jakarta's JW Marriott Hotel after it was blown up last week by a suicide bomber.
The head has been identified as that of Asmal Latinsani, an affiliate of a regional terrorist group with links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda group.
Mr Latinsani was identified after police released a picture of the badly injured head to the media.
They say that he was named by two self-confessed members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), who are already in custody, as a recent recruit to the organisation. The police say that Mr Latinsani's sister had also confirmed the identity.
Although police have been reluctant to name JI as the organisation behind the bombing, the identification, along with similarities between the modus operandi and construction of the bomb to other terrorist attacks by the group, would seem to put the connection beyond doubt.
President Megawati Sukarnoputri, making her first public comments since the hotel blast, said today that no single country can defeat terrorism on its own.
She urged a conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to evolve "into a full-fledged security community" to combat the growing threat.
Mr Latinsani was caught by a video camera driving a car onto the forecourt of the Marriott Hotel just as staff were preparing for a busy lunchtime on Tuesday. The video shows two security guards approaching the locally made Kijang car before it is engulfed in flame.
At least ten people died and 150 were injured as the blast ripped through the hotel's lobby and restaurant area. One Dutchman was among the dead, but most were security staff, or taxi drivers who were waiting for hotel guests.
A senior police officer has said that they were aware that Mr Latinsani might have planning an attack up to six weeks before it took place. Gorris Mere told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that they had intercepted an e-mail from Mr Latinsani saying that wanted "to get married".
"Marry is a...code word of the JI – I want to plant a bomb, a suicide bomb," Mr Mere told ABC.
Members of JI were behind last October's devastating attack on the island of Bali last October, and one of the group, a 41-year-old mechanic named Amrozi, was sentenced to death on Thursday for buying the explosives and minivan used in that attack.
The Marriott bombing also used a car bomb, and the police say that the construction of the bomb using chemical fertiliser is also similar to the Bali blast.
Other self-confessed members of the Bali plot say it was a declaration of war against western interests for their perceived maltreatment of Muslims worldwide.
The Marriott Hotel would fit their target profile. The hotel, which is part of an American-owned chain, had been used by the US Embassy to host their July 4 Independence Day celebrations, and the Australian Prime Minister John Howard stayed at the Marriott when he visited Indonesia earlier this year.
There has been a noticeable tightening of security in Jakarta in the wake of the Marriott bombing, but there does not seem to be the exodus of foreigners that many had predicted.
Armed police officers stood guard outside other international hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental and the Hyatt, and several prominent office buildings were restricting traffic access to their forecourts.
Several witnesses in the trial of the Bali bombers have said that a number of suicide bombers had been recruited by JI, but only two had lost their lives: Mr Latinsani and a man named Idris, who wore a jacket with explosives sewn into the lining into a bar in Bali minutes before the main carbomb exploded across the road outside the Sari Club, killing 202 people.
What Makes a Muslim Happy?
"...the alleged mastermind of the Kuta bombs, expressed his pleasure about the Marriott incident. "Thank God, I am thankful," he shouted at a co-defendant's trial. "I am happy, especially if the perpetrators were Muslim."
The truth about Islam's "peacefulness" and "tolerance" towards other religions is clearly seen in the bombings and in the following quotes:
Is Islam tolerant of Christians?
02/07/2003 - 06:37:48 The alleged mastermind of last year’s Bali bombings cried out in court today that Islamic militants would win the “crusade against Christians”, in his first appearance after prosecutors urged a death sentence for one of his colleagues.
Lifting his fist in the air and struggling with his armed guards, Imam Samudra shouted: “We are ready to win the crusade against Christians! We will win!”
BALI, Indonesia, July 28 "Imam Samudra, center, one of the key suspects in the Bali bombings, raises his hands and shouts "God is great. Islam will win!" as he is escorted by police officers to go back to his detention house after his trial at a court in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Monday." --- caption from the following photo:
Other interesting photos:
An Evil Smile
President Megawati denounces the 'blind fanaticism' of Muslim militants
Pray for President Megawati as the Islamic terrorists have vowed to kill her.
The bombing of the Marriott in Jakarta was obviously aimed at Americans, but "All the victim's were taxi drivers, innocent Indonesian taxi drivers." No doubt most of them were Muslims. Muslims killed by Muslims.
'At Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM), Warsinah, in her 60s, bravely attempted to identify her nephew Harna, a 37-year-old Silver Bird taxi driver who was killed at the scene.
'She cried upon seeing the corpse but was not sure if it was really Harna. When her husband checked the ID card found in the man's clothes, she let out a wailing cry.
'"My poor boy! He had three kids ... Just kill them (the bombers)!! Kill them!!!" she shouted.'
Hopefully, the masses of Indonesia are waking up to the evil that is being promoted in the name of Allah.
ISLAM WILL WIN! It is TRUE!
Islam will win the contest for being the most hateful religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most violent religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most dishonest religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most deceptive religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most racist religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most woman abusing religion in history.
Islam will win the contest for being the most unreasonable religion in history.
Islam will win the contest taking the most people to Hell.
BUT ISLAM WILL LOSE ITS LONG WAR AGAINST THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD. Islam has a long history of insane violence, springing from the hatred taught in the Quran. But Jesus is coming back soon; and when He arrives every knee shall bow before Him, for He is God the Son and the Son of God---Lord of all.
Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Rev. 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
ONLY BELIEVERS IN CHRIST WILL WIN THE WAR AGAINST SATAN AND DEATH! Please pray for the President Megawati, for Indonesians, and for the Louis A. Turk family as they prepare to return to Indonesia. PRAY FOR SAFETY TO PREACH THE GOSPEL FREELY IN INDONESIA!
Ref 5:Warnings about Marriott blast not specific enough for prevention
an Associated Press report 8/06/03
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Police on Wednesday said they seized documents last month showing terrorists had planned to target the area around Jakarta's Marriott Hotel, where a powerful car bomb a day earlier killed as many as 14 people and injured nearly 150.
Security forces had increased patrols in the Marriott area in response to the seizure but the precautions weren't enough to prevent the suspected suicide attack, which underscored the continuing threat of terrorism in the world's largest Muslim nation.
"There was a warning that there were some targets and we have been anticipating an attack," said Jakarta police spokesman Prasetyo, who like many Indonesians uses a single name.
He said that the documents were seized in the central Java town of Semarang last month, when police arrested seven alleged members of Jemaah Islamiyah.
Officials also said they were investigating two men who allegedly purchased the vehicle used in the bombing, and planned to issue a composite sketch of one of the men later Wednesday.
Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for the Bali blasts, allegedly claimed responsibility for the hotel bombing in remarks published by Singapore's Straits Times newspaper.
"This is a message for ... all our enemies that, if they execute any of our Muslim brothers, we will continue this campaign of terror in Indonesia and the region," the paper quoted an unnamed Jemaah Islamiyah operative as saying.
It couldn't be immediately determined if the claim was authentic.
Derwin Pereira, the Straits Times correspondent in Jakarta, told The Associated Press that two weeks ago he received a call from a "well-placed informant" saying there would be a major strike in Indonesia this month.
Pereira said the informant said he got the information from a Jemaah Islamiyah operative whom he refused to name. After the Marriott blast, Pereira said he pressed the informant to link him up with the source.
The informant, Pereira said, relented by getting the operative to call Pereira at his Jakarta office, some four hours after the attack at the Marriott.
Pereira said the alleged operative refused to identify himself but said the explosion was a "bloody warning" from Jemaah Islamiyah to President Megawati Sukarnoputri, demanding that she not crack down on the group's members in Indonesia.
The blast came two days before a verdict in the trial of a key suspect in the Bali nightclub bombings last Oct. 12 that killed 202 people, which was blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah. Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, an alleged Jemaah Islamiyah operative, faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Tuesday was also the first day of testimony in another bombing case by the alleged leader of Jemaah Islamiyah -- a shadowy group said to be fighting to install a pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia.
On Bali, the alleged mastermind behind last year's blasts said he was happy about the hotel attack in Jakarta.
"Thank God, I am thankful," Imam Samudra shouted after he testified in Bali in a peer's trial. "I am happy, especially if the perpetrators were Muslims."
Indonesia's top security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday warned of more terrorist attacks in the vast archipelago, saying that the two court cases were reasons enough for Muslim extremists to lash out.
"The government would like to remind the people ... of the possibility of more terrorist attacks," said Yudhoyono.
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said his government had acquired intelligence in the hours after the bombing that there could be more terrorist attacks in Indonesia in the coming days. He did not say what the intelligence was.
"We think there is a real risk that there could be further attacks, including in central Jakarta," Downer told reporters in Adelaide.
The Chase Plaza building in Jakarta, which house JP Morgan Chase Bank, was evacuated Wednesday morning following a bomb threat there phoned in to a tenant in the building. No further details were immediately available.
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