Umar Patek’s Dubious Defence

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Umar Patek, the last of the Bali bombers, says he’s sorry about the2002 Bali bombing, which left more than 200 people dead.

Patek says he tried to talk the Jemaah Islamiyah  leadership out of slaughtering bule, or white people, and that he only fully appreciated the full scale of the pending carnage when asked to help mix the chemicals needed to make the bomb, a skill he had learned in the Mujahideen camps of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Read more in the The Diplomat.

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