04/21/2021 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – According to The Jakarta Post, from January to April 9, 2021, police have arrested 112 terrorist suspects in Indonesia. Many of these terrorists belong to pro-Islamic State groups such as East Mujahidin (MIT) and Jamaah Anshorud Daulah (JAD).
The Indonesian government is developing a program and partnering with private sector systems to implement deradicalization centers in provinces with hotspots of terrorist operations.
The National Counterterrorism Agency, the National Police, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the Ministry of Social Affairs have all created a template for government to invest in deradicalization over a lifetime. 34 convicts who began the program successfully walked away from extremism.
Lawmakers in Indonesia are working to make it mandatory for all MIT and JAD convicts to enter and complete the program. The Jakarta Post reveals that the government cannot do it alone; it needs to partner with the private sector to fund the center and length of the implementation.
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