tirto.id – Former head of the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) Ansyaad Mbai revealed that some 50 jihadists and FTF (Foreign Terrorist Fighter) ISIS followers from Indonesia had returned to their homeland from Syria and Iraq.
“From the information I can, already FTF over 50 who returned to Indonesia, but new new court handled 11 people. the rest go? “, he said in Jakarta, Tuesday (10/25/2016).
at the same time, contribute Mbai single warned of the danger of terror attacks / “lone wolf” to Indonesia’s security. the terrorists only have the mode and method of recruitment is different than the patterns that had been there.
Mbai said, the executor of terror sole undergone a process of radicalization as a result of the propaganda of radical groups via social media.
“To be radical , they do not need to meet someone or a group and do not need to come to a place for pledged, but simply through the gadget, they can be radicalized, “said Ansyaad
Ansyaad said radical groups classified as good at spreading propaganda through social media and the internet. They attract followers through the spread of hatred, for example with the given video show the terrible events in the Middle East.
“From there arises a sense of empathy, and slowly began to happen ‘self-radicalization’ and then the motivation to ‘lone wolf’,” he said.
Indonesia has experienced three lone wolf action in 2016. Beginning Solo Mapolresta the attack, then attack the pastor at a church in Medan, and the last assault police officers in Tangerang.
Head of the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT), this first explained that the lone wolf can not be separated from many the disclosure of such acts of terrorism are conducted in groups.
“They think the action of the group will be more easily detected security forces compared with the action alone,” he said.