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Abubakar Ba'asyir, leader of the Indonesian Mujahidin Council, denies any involvement in international terrorism

Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi's mother remembers the day she discovered that her first-born son had changed. Fathur, who was arrested in the Philippines two weeks ago for allegedly devising bombs to be used in terrorist attacks, was 13 years old and studying at an Islamic boarding school three hours from his village in east Java. "I brought him his favorite food," says Rukhanah, a 58-year-old wearing a traditional white Islamic headdress. "But he politely told me that he was fasting, even though it wasn't during the fasting month. I cried then, feeling proud but sad that my very young boy chose to...

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