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Indonesia's smiling bomber sentenced to death BALI - For many, he is the smiling face of radical Islam in Indonesia. In front of the world's media just weeks after the Bali bombings, Amrozi caused outrage overseas when he told police of his delight at hearing about the worst terror act since the September 2001 strikes on the United States. On Thursday, as he sat down to face his judges, he praised God and shouted "burn, burn the Jews".
As the death sentence was passed, however, he clenched his fists, punched the air in triumph and smiled broadly. During his three-month trial, the fresh-faced, self-confessed bomber continually laughed at Indonesian witnesses and said "whites" deserved to die. Amrozi chuckled when he explained how he and the accused ground commander of the operation referred to a massive car bomb by its code name "dodol", an Indonesian sweet.
On Thursday, Amrozi was back in the spotlight, as the first person to be sentenced in connection with the Bali blasts. Prosecutors had demanded the death penalty. Amrozi, 40, had been charged with helping to plot bombings that killed 202 people, about half of them Australian. On June 12, when asked how he felt about the impact of the Bali attack, Amrozi told the court: "There's some pride in my heart. For the white people, it serves them right."
He said foreigners introduced decadence to the world's most populous Muslim nation through television and Western lifestyles. Usually wearing a black and white Muslim prayer cap and sporting a goatee beard, Amrozi had said he provided the van that became the car bomb that exploded outside the packed Sari Club. His composure had been too much for some Australian victims.
On June 30, as officials led him out of court, one Australian man whose son was killed in the blasts screamed at Amrozi, telling him he would die. Although less prominent than others in the bomb plot, Amrozi became one of the best-known suspects and was the first arrested. He is the younger brother of Mukhlas, who has been charged with having overall responsibility for the blasts and accused of being the operations chief of Jemaah Islamiah, the Southeast Asian Muslim militant network blamed for the attacks.
Amrozi's younger brother, Ali Imron, is also on trial. In a chilling insight into Amrozi's mind, police said the mechanic from Tenggulun village in East Java went sightseeing on the famous resort island in the days leading up to blasts. He had never been to Bali before. But what most will remember about Amrozi was his behaviour at a strange public interrogation by Indonesia's police chief a month after the blasts where he laughed and showed delight at the atrocity. That sparked revulsion in Australia.
"I think these people are so bloodthirsty. Their sort of ugly, sneering, amused attitude at the slaughter of innocent people, it's just horrific that there are people like that," said Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer at the time. Like other accused Bali bombers, Amrozi came under the sway of the teachings of Abu Bakar Bashir, alleged head of Jemaah Islamiah, whom he first heard speak in the mid-1980s in Malaysia.
Police have not named Bashir as a suspect over Bali. Police say Amrozi worked in Malaysia from the mid-1980s, where he listened to sermons by Bashir, who had fled Indonesia to avoid authoritarian rule at home. It was there that Amrozi found the desire to oppose those he believed oppressed Muslims, police say.



Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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