15 January 2016
The Thursday bombings in Jakarta, which Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for, highlight the growing pockets of extremism even among Asia’s largely moderate Muslim population.
This is the first large-scale attack in Asia with suspected links to the Middle East-based terrorist group.
… The group is communicating directly with Islamic State militants over the Internet and learning new propaganda methods, according to Rohan Gunaratna, head of the Singaporean think tank International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.
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