Facing the Enemy Within

Within weeks of the Bali bombings, Indonesian police made their first arrests of Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members. Since then, they have hauled in more than 100 people with suspected JI links. They have seized huge amounts of ammunition and explosives, confiscated documents and identified sites where JI recruits were trained. They have pursued the group to Pakistan and Cambodia. They have gone back to re-examine JI crimes committed before Bali and have detained fresh suspects. They have made themselves available to the media on an almost round-the-clock basis. And yet most polls in Indonesia consistently show that less than half the...

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