Friday, May 8, 2009

Malaysia does its part

It has been a long year waiting, but Malaysia has located and arrested Mas Selamat Kastari, a high-ranking leader in Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), and an escapee from Singapore's high security jail back in February of 2008.

JI is, along with Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, the al-Qaeda affilate group in Southeast Asia. JI's military-wing leader "Hambali" (actual name: Riduan Isamuddin) was the operative agent leading the 9-11 Second Wave attack plan targeting Los Angeles. More on "Hambali" and the role of JI in al-Qaeda's plans can be found in the U.S. Government's 9/11 Commission Report.

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