August 27, 2009

Surprise: Webmaster for Islamist Website Was Moneyman for Marriot/Ritz-Carleton Bombings

Hey Prince of Jihad, watch out for the cornhole buddy:

The owner of a radical Islamist website who calls himself the "Prince of Jihad" in his blog postings has been arrested in connection with the Jakarta hotel bombings, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.

Counter-terror squad officers arrested Muhamad Jibril Abdurahman, alias Muhamad Ricky Ardan bin Mohammad Iqbal, near Jakarta late Tuesday and also raided the office of his website, Arrahmah.com, a police spokesman said.

Police believe the Pakistan-educated suspect helped channel funds from abroad to finance the July 17 twin suicide bombings on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels that killed nine people, including six foreigners....

"Jihad and terrorism are not something to be afraid of or avoided, because to cause terror to Allah's enemies is the instruction of Islam," said an article by the "Prince of Jihad" which appeared on both websites after the July 17 attacks.

Oddly enough, even though the guy is in jail his personal website is still up -- although it has migrated and is now hosted in the US on *surprise* Wordpress.com.

Here is the new address: http://arrahmahcom.wordpress.com/

Another website he helped run is still up at the original URL: http://abujibriel.com/

Thanks to Jen.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:33 AM | Comments |