|Terrorist to Get 'Rehab' in Indonesia|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, May 31, 2010, 05:39 PM|
Radical Islamic terrorists, wh may have overdosed on jihads, fatwas, shari'a (Arabic) laws and 'Death to America' slogans, can enter a 'terror rehab' treatment program in Indonesia, which is the nation with the largest poulation of Muslims.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "convicted terrorists in Indonesia will be sent to 'terror rehab' schools after a report found offenders were likely to return to extremist organizations."
The rehabilitation center will help a convicted terrorist begin a new life by helping them create new businesses, keep their children in government schools and by giving them access to religious counseling from non-radialized Muslim Mullahs.
Brigadier General Tito Karnavian, head of Densus 88, Indonesia's counter-terrorism squad, said, "the plan is to rehabilitate and prevent future attacks. The new National Board of Anti-Terrorism is still in the early stages, but we hope to introduce it later in the year."
According to the Telegraph, 'the establishment of the rehabilitation centers come in the wake of the discovery in February of a large terrorist training camp in Aceh, the northwestern province that is governed by Islamic law."
Of the 73 men taken into custody in Aceh, 14 had prior convictions, increasing fears that Indonesia prisons have become breeding grounds for extremists.
Cell phone conference calls between multiple inmates and radicalized Islamic preachers on the search for new recruits are commonplace in the nation's jobs, as disclosed by terrorist analysts.
Sidney Jones, director of the International Crisis Group, SouthEast Asia, said, "it is the hardcore ideologues within the prison system that are the problem. The challenge is to root out the dyed in the wool jihadi."
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