at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

IPAC: ISIS in Ambon


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ISIS in Ambon: The Fallout from Communal Conflict, traces the violent trajectory of one man, Nazaruddin Mochtar alias Abu Gar, from his decision to join the Ambon conflict in 1999  to his arrest in connection with the Jakarta attack seventeen years later. The personal network of Abu Gar, one man involved in last January’s terrorist attack in Jakarta, shows how the communal conflicts in Ambon and Poso continue to haunt Indonesia. “Bonds forged in the Ambon and Poso fighting continue to provide recruits, ideological reinforcement, protection and sometimes financial support for the extremist movement,” says Sidney Jones, IPAC director.

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