“But if the infidels attack us, we are ready to fight.”
His comments follow the execution of the three terrorists found guilty of the Bali bombings that killed 202 people in October 2002 in Indonesia’s worst terrorism attack. Another 200 people were injured in the twin bombings on nightclubs in the resort of Kuta.
Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Ghufron (Mukhlas) were shot at the island prison of Nusakambangan on Sunday.
At the funerals of the killers, there were calls for jihad or holy war.
“For us the three were mujahadeen. It is not up to us to judge if their way of conducting jihad was the right one,” said Abdul, who is also the spokesman for Jamaah Ashrout Tauhid, a group recently formed by Bashir.
“For now we want to let people know and help them to understand because you must live according to Sharia laws and every Muslim must have an ambition to advance jihad.”