Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Jemaah Islamiya: Down but not out: "With the recent capture of Hambali, the terrorist mastermind who allegedly plotted the Bali bombings, the noose on Jemaah Islamiya (JI) has further tightened. Yet as long as the reasons that drive Muslim extremists to reject legitimate political remedies and turn to violence remain unclear, authorities are doomed merely to scratch the surface of the problem."

- the latter point is so fundamental as to be practically obvious, but precisely what neither the Howard government nor the Crean opposition will address.

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