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Jailed Indonesian terror suspect says family will continue his struggle

ICC Note: This man is having his children carry out his desire to create an Islamic state

4/17/07 Indonesia For full story….(International Herald Tribune) An Indonesian terror suspect arrested for allegedly supplying explosives to target Christians in the predominantly Muslim country says his family will fight for the creation of an Islamic state while he is in jail.

Security forces arrested Sarwo Edi, also known as Superman, and six other alleged members of the al-Qaida-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah in central Indonesia last month, also seizing a massive cache of weapons, bombs and detonators.

“I and my group may stop the action because (of) this arrest,” Edi told the daily Media Indonesia newspaper Tuesday. “But the struggle has not stopped yet, because my children and grandchildren would continue this struggle.”

Edi and the six others have yet to be formally charged.

The group, which allegedly wants to implement traditional Islamic law across Southeast Asia, has been blamed for the deaths of more than 240 people in bombings in Jakarta and on Bali island in the last five years.

But Jemaah Islamiyah has been hit by a region-wide crackdown, resulting in hundreds of arrests.

Authorities claimed a splinter group of JI headed by Abu Dujana was plotting to kill judges, police, government officials and Christians in Indonesia . At least 100 operatives are said to still be at large.

Edi allegedly admitted to sending more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of TNT to the town of Poso on Sulawesi island, where clashes between Christians and Muslims left more than 1,000 people dead between 2001 and 2002.