Bashir keeps mum over terror allegations


Indonesian radical Islamist preacher Abu Bakar Bashir has remained tight-lipped over his alleged role in terror plots with al-Qaeda-linked militants three days after his arrest, police said on Thursday.

The 71-year-old refused to answer police questions about his alleged involvement in financing, managing and plotting a series of car bomb attacks on embassies, international hotels and the police headquarters in Jakarta."Even though we repeatedly asked him to give us information, he insisted he would only provide details in court," national police spokesman Edward Aritonang told a news conference.
He said Bashir considered police investigators as the acolytes of Israel and the United States, which he considered to be infidels.

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