JFCC Panel Discussion on the evolving threat of terrorism in Indonesia
Thu, 22 Apr 2021
Dear members and friends,
Indonesia was recently shaken by another suicide attack on a church, which once again shows how extremists often inspired by Islamic state remain a threat in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.
The attack on the packed Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral on Sulawesi island on Palm Sunday also revealed a new tactic among militants since it was the third such attack perpetrated by husband and wife suicide bombers from Indonesia in recent years.
While authorities appear to have achieved some success combatting militants through a strengthened anti-terrorism law, it is clear the threat will need to be tackled on many levels including through deradicalization and better management of detainees in the prison system.
There are also concerns about how the return of Indonesians fighting for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has increased the risks facing Indonesia.
Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion on the ever-changing threat level in Indonesia with members of a panel who have huge experience and expertise in this area.