Islamic State cells in nearly all Indonesian provinces: military chief

Pretty damn upfront about it too…

The Islamic State militant group has a presence in nearly all provinces across Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, the military chief in Jakarta has said.

General Gatot Nurmantyo’s comments late on Monday that there are clandestine “sleeper” cells across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago underscored concerns about Islamic State’s growing influence in Southeast Asia.

“After observation, we see that in almost every province … there are already IS cells, but they are sleeper cells,” Nurmantyo told reporters in the capital, Jakarta.

He singled out the predominantly Christian province of Papua as one of the few exceptions.

“These sleeper cells can easily join up with other radical cells,” he said.

  • mobuyus

    ilsamic state cells may be found wherever there are mosks.

  • Sharkibark

    F**k you ISIS. That’s another country that’s off my bucket list that I wanted to visit one day.

  • Gary

    Looks like Muslims no longer have their list of Moderate peaceful Nations to hold up to us in the West as proof that islam is a religion of peace .

    I do find it pretty odd that if 99% of the muslims are peaceful…. then where the hell are they hiding the roughly 1.4 billion follower of islam because none of the 56 OIC’s give human rights to gays, women and non-muslims.

  • canminuteman

    So both the Phillipines and Indonesia are now on the brink of civil war over Islam, and we think that we are somehow immune to this?