Jafar Umar Thalib


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Noun1.Jafar Umar Thalib - Indonesian terrorist and Islamic militant who commands the Laskar Jihad; uses violence to achieve political ends (1965-2000)
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
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Jafar Umar Thalib, a Yemeni, headed another Indonesian terrorist organization, Laskar Jihad, established in the Malukus in early 2000.
The book's most important contribution perhaps, is in the close study and depiction of Jafar Umar Thalib. From his Yemeni background, Saudi connections and Afghan war experience, to his publishing, preaching and role as educator in Indonesia in the late 1980s and 1990s, Thalib's biography as told here is both emblematic and distinctive.
''The defendant was not found guilty of inciting the public's hatred against the legitimate government of Indonesia,'' East Jakarta District Court head judge Mansyur Nasution said in reading the verdict against Jafar Umar Thalib.