24 November 2015
The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) demanded on Monday that the Communications and Information Ministry take offline a video that reportedly contains a speech read by the most-wanted terrorism suspect Santoso.
The video, which was uploaded on Sunday by a Facebook account held by someone by the name of Muhammad Bahrunnaim Anggih Tamtomo, also prominently featured a picture of the Islamic State (IS) flag, a movement allegedly supported by Santoso’s radical group, the East Indonesian Mujahidin (MIT).
BNPT chief Comr. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution told The Jakarta Post that analysis done by BNPT officials concludes that the video could be categorized as propaganda that encourages Indonesians to support radical groups.
… According to data presented in March by Nanyang Technological University terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna, 19 of 27 militant groups in Southeast Asia that had declared their support for IS were from Indonesia.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 25/11/2015