The death penalty handed down to Islamic State (IS) ideologue Aman Abdurrahman will not provoke other jihadist movements to retaliate, State Intelligence Agency (BIN) deputy chief Lt General Teddy Lhaksmana has said.
“I suppose it won’t [cause a retaliation] and [such attacks] can be anticipated,” Teddy told journalists in Jakarta on Friday. “[However] staying vigilant is a must for everyone,” he went on.
Aman, the de facto leader of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a local affiliate of the IS terror group, was found guilty of inciting several terror attacks in Indonesia and was given a death sentence by the South Jakarta District Court in a hearing on Friday.
The judges found him responsible for inciting others to carry out at least five terror attacks in Indonesia, including the Thamrin attacks in Central Jakarta in 2016 and the Kampung Melayu bombings in East Jakarta last year. Aman’s teachings were behind the terror attacks, the judges said.
Aman denied that he was involved in the attack, despite admitting that he had urged his followers to go to Syria to join the IS in its quest to establish a global caliphate.
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