Indonesian Military Warn of Threat to Borobudur Temple

By webadmin on 12:51 pm Sep 21, 2012
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Yogyakarta.
Indonesian intelligence has gathered information that a terrorist
network has set its sights on one of the country’s most important
cultural and historical heritage sites.

The world famous
Borobodur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, could be targeted because
it’s a Buddhist temple and a top destination for foreign tourists,
Yogyakarta Military Commander Brig. Gen. Adi Widjaja said on Friday.

“We still need to
analyze the information further, we should not respond to it as
though it was accurate information,” Adi said. “So far there is
an indication of a threat, but it should not be interpreted as an
immediate threat.”

In
1985, the Borobudur
temple, a Unesco World
Heritage Site, was also attacked by
a terrorist
named Ibrahim, or Mohammad Jawad alias Kresna. Nine stupa were
destroyed in the
bomb
explosion
.

“Based
on the terror pattern, temples in Indonesia were considered [by
terrorists]
as products of ancient era that deserved to be demolished,” Adi
said. “Therefore, though the data is raw and
still
needs
analysis
, the indication is
clear.”

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