Under Fire

The founder of the Mujahidin Council of Indonesia, Abubakar Ba'asyir has come under increasing scrutiny after suspected terrorists in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines alleged that he played a key role in the underground Asian network. Last week at the religious school he heads in central Java, he spoke to TIME reporter Jason Tedjasukmana about the allegations.

TIME: What was discussed during your police interrogation last week in Jakarta?

Abubakar: Let me first say that it was not an interrogation. As the police said, it was a "clarification" about the allegations being made by the...

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