The Family Behind the Bombings


No Regrets: Police say Amrozi admitted to his role in the Bali blasts

The village of Tenggulun in Indonesia's East Java province is small (pop. 2,600), 200 kilometers from the nearest city Surabaya and not generously blessed by nature. The climate is dry and the soil arid. But Tenggulun is prosperous nonetheless: for decades, its residents have forsaken the surrounding teak forests and stunted cornfields to work in Malaysia, remitting money home to their families. Nur Hasyim, an 82-year-old quadriplegic, knows that pattern: at least four of his 13 children by two wives spent years crisscrossing back and forth between the two countries.

Tenggulun is also a very religious place —...

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