Indonesia in the news, and not because of bird flu
Dan Riehl has the details.
Meanwhile, the State Department’s saying that Indonesia is the world’s most populous mostly Muslim nation, and praises the country as “a voice of moderation in the Islamic world.” The next day Indonesia banned prominent U.S. terrorism expert Sidney Jones from entering the country
Jones is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on Jemaah Islamiyah. Her unvarnished reporting has angered some in Indonesian officialdom in the past. She was expelled from Indonesia last year by the government of President Megawati Sukarnoputri after some of her reports upset senior intelligence officials.
Here’s some background on Jemaah Islamiyah