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FPI leader Rizieq Shihab claims ISIS flag 'rotten Indonesian intelligence operation'
Detik News - November 8, 2018
"He (Habib Rizieq Ed) said that the party which is strongly suspected of being the perpetrator is a 'rotten intelligence [operative] from Indonesia'", FPI spokesperson Munarman told journalists on Thursday November 8.
Munarman was speaking about the party that is suspected of putting up an ISIS flag on the wall of Shihab's residence in Mecca. Shihab was questioned by Saudi Arabian intelligence offices after there was a complaint about the flag on his house.
Munarman said that Saudi Arabia has asked Shihab to report the names of the Indonesian intelligence operatives who he suspects carried out the operation. The Saudis, he continued, took the matter seriously and are focusing on Shihab's report.
"Because it was a foreign intelligence operation within the legal jurisdiction of Saudi [Arabia] territory it represents a serious legal violation and the perpetrators must be sentenced to decapitation", said Munarman.
In relation to the suspicion that this was a rotten intelligence operation by Indonesia, Munarman also spoke about a "Pejaten field operative" (anggota lapangan Pejaten) that would leave Saudi Arabia today.
"[I received] special information that a Pejaten field operative will reportedly leave Saudi [Arabia] today", he said. (tor/fjp)
Munarman's use of the term "anggota lapangan Pejaten" or Pejaten field operative is a reference to the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) which has its headquarters in East Pejaten, South Jakarta.
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Habib Rizieq Curiga Ada Operasi 'Intelijen Busuk dari Indonesia'.]
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