The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 13, 2012
 

Photo gallery: 'Terrorist attacks' rattle Poso residents

 
 

The man who owns a plot of land used as a terrorist training camp outside Poso said he finds it hard to believe that Yasin, a well-regarded cleric was a radical terrorist.

In an exclusive interview with The Straits Times, Mr Sabir said he helped the now arrested cleric to hold religious classes at the clearing and was shocked to find that Yasin was arrested for helping to set up a paramilitary camp to train radicals.

Mr Sabir reflects how radicals are increasingly being abetted by residents who are either ignorant or too trusting.