Jailed Indonesian militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has pledged allegiance to jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq and claimed leadership of the world`s Muslims, a radical group said today.
The US has officially branded Abu Bakar Bashir`s Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid group as a foreign terrorist organisation.
Abu Bakar Bashir was found guilty in March of helping plan a terror attack and fund a jihadi training camp in Aceh province.
Police say the school is linked to Abu Bakar Bashir, who was jailed for 15 years last month.
Indonesian prosecutors drop the most serious terror charges against Bashir.
Abu Bakar Bashir allegedly helped fund foot-soldiers for a terror cell.
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir denies leading an al Qaeda-style group.
Police charged Abu Bakar Bashir with inciting others to commit terrorist acts.
Abu Bakar Bashir is believed to be the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah.
A radical Islamic cleric was back in jail after police said they had evidence he not only inspired al Qaeda linked militants but helped set up a new terror cell that was plotting attacks on hotels and embassies in Indonesia.
Bashir is best known as the founder and spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah.
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