Jemaah Islamiyah

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Noun1.Jemaah Islamiyah - a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
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It ranges from groups with very inward looking peculiarities wanting to only cleanse its members' spiritual ability such as the Jamaah al-Tabligh and Al-Arqam, to politically inclined movements such as Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), Jama'ah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), al-Maunah, Hizbut Tahrir (HT) and the infamous Jamaah Islamiyah (JI).
In the global context, the rise of radical Islam since 9/11 and the emergence of Jamaah Islamiyah in the region have spurred academics and journalists to focus more on Indonesia.
It was also interesting to note how the Indonesians are prone to jokes and self-derision: As a country that has suffered an inordinate amount of bad press thanks to the negative image of Indonesia created by the Bali bombings and groups like Jamaah Islamiyah, Indonesians have learned to deal with this image and play with it.
Two alleged Singaporean members of the Jamaah Islamiyah terrorist network have been conditionally released, Singapore's Home Affairs Ministry said Thursday, citing cooperative attitude in investigations.
Separately, it also assisted in the arrest of Abu Dujana, the military leader of the Jamaah Islamiyah terrorist group, and five cohorts.
Many of the main figures of Jamaah Islamiyah "graduated" from Jamiyyat Ibad al-Rahman, which is still active as an apolitical institution.
Terrorist groups in the region such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines and the Jamaah Islamiyah in Indonesia have shown interest in attacking U.