Leader of Asian Militant Faces Attempted Murder Charge

( [email protected] ) Mar 02, 2004 03:02 PM EST

Cambodia - On Saturday March 28, the top leader of a widely feared group of Muslim terrorists, Hambali was charged with attempted murder for involvement in a plot to bomb targets in Cambodia.

Hambali was the leader of operations of a known terrorist organization called Jemaah Islamiah (JI), an Islamic militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda. Their life mission was to pave the way for and establish an Islamic super state that all over Southeast Asia. This goal would come at the cost of murdering thousands of Christians in Asia. JI is known to have committed hostile actions towards Indonesian Christians. In the past 5 years, 10,000 Christians have been murdered from the work of this heavily armed group.

Charges were made against Hambali and three associates during the trial of five suspects arrested the previous year on the charges of training terrorists and conspiring attacks in Cambodia. Hambali is currently in US custody where he is cooperating to give information on planned attacks that he has knowledge of. Hambali was one of the top international most wanted terrorists before his arrest.

[source: ICC]