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July Today in Terrorism

July 3, 2008: Police foil attempted jihadi bombing in Indonesia

On July 3, 2008 AQ-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists attempted to bomb a cafe popular with tourists in the Indonesian city of Bukittinggi.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 28, 2005: Islamist extremists suspected in Indonesian bombings

On May 28, 2005 two IEDs went off 15 minutes apart in a market in Tentena, Indonesia, killing 22 and injuring another 40.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 26, 2003: Attack at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Indonesia

On April 26, 2003 a bomb ripped through a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at Jakarta’s airport, injuring 11 people

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April Today in Terrorism

April 9, 2009: Independence movement blamed for attacks in Indonesia

On this day in 2009, a bombing in Jayapura, Indonesia killed 5 and injured several others while elsewhere 500 militants attacked a police post with bows and arrows and petrol bombs.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 28, 1981: Indonesian commandos foil hijacking in 81 seconds

On this day in 1981 members of the Indonesian terrorist group Jihad Command hijacked a domestic flight but forced to fly to Malaysia and then to Bangkok.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 3, 1975: Attempted kidnapping of the Dutch queen

On this day in March 1975 Moluccan terrorists attempted to kidnap the Queen of the Netherlands, Juliana

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January Today in Terrorism

January 1, 2004: Bombing at concert in Indonesia

On this day in 2004 nine people were killed and 32 injured when a bomb exploded during a New Year’s Eve music concert in Indonesia’s Aceh province

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Perspectives

When does collective safety overrule individual rights? Now!

A society must have the authority to take away the rights of the few when those rights endanger the many.

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Debunking deradicalisation programs for terrorists

Will it ever be possible for us to determine to any degree of certainty that a terrorist has fully abandoned the violent ideology that made him one?

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November Today in Terrorism

November 13, 2004: Bus bombing in Indonesia

A bus carrying Indonesian Christians was bombed in November 2004 killing six: Jemaah Islamiyah was suspected behind the attack.