Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

That's how it works.

Thai authorities have arrested a senior Singaporean member of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group who was allegedly planning terrorist attacks against embassies in Thailand, the Singapore government said Tuesday.

It said Arifin was an instructor in Jemaah Islamiyah's military training and security unit. He was trained to use weapons and explosives at a camp at Mindanao in the southern Philippines run by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an Islamic separatist group, it added.

Jemaah Islamiyah is the group that most likely carried out the Bali attack and they also regularly target Christians in Sulawesi and Ambon, which are just south of Mindanao, where the MILF is based and carries out their terrorist attacks in an effort to create an Islamist State. Al Qaeda aids these groups by training and supplying experts, materials and money as well as facilitating contacts with other like-minded terrorist organizations

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