Just for show?

Masked members of the hardline Asian Muslim Youth Movement (AMYM) demonstrate martial arts at a public square in Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, yesterday. About 160 Indonesian ``jihadis'' held the show of force before being sent abroad to attack Jewish interests in countries that support Israel, their leader Suaib Didu said at the end of the ceremony. AMYM said it had already dispatched 217 suicide bombers, including 72 Indonesians as well as citizens of six other Southeast Asian nations, to attack Jewish targets in countries such as Britain, the US and possibly Australia. Police in Indonesia said they would look into the group's claims but were skeptical.Aug 06, 2006

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