The latest bombings in Bali were not the work of Muslim militants, the head of an Islamic extremist organisation said today.Well, why should we possibly suspect Muslims of doing such a thing? Obviously it was, er.... Oh yes, the JOOS! And George Bush! The CIA! Mossad!
The spokesman for Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia, or Indonesia Council Of Holy Warriors, Fauzan Al Anshari, said the blasts were a plot by unnamed countries to implicate the head of MMI, radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.
Bashir is serving a 30-month jail term for involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, among 88 Australians.I'd say that he had a pretty good alibi, being in Jail and all. Unless there was some collusion with elements in authority, but that's ridiculous. After all, he got a whole 30 months - less the time off for good behaviour, the mandatory reduction every year on the President's birthday... so will have served over a year before he gets out.