Former Jemaah Islamiah Terrorist Gives Good Testimony of Christianity

Excerpts from The Star 2 Oct 2011:

Fighting extremism via comics

Nasir Abas, a former Jemaah Islamiah leader, is now waging a private jihad to stop teenagers from being recruited for suicide bombings and other terror activities.

MALAYSIAN-born Nasir Abas is an unlikely comic book hero he is a former al-Qaeda-linked militant, leader of Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and a weapons expert who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

His journey from an idealistic student to a militant and later an ally to the police in their counter-terrorism efforts has been turned into a 137-page comic book titled I Found the Meaning of Jihad.

His transition from militant to police ally came about when he was arrested by police in 2003.

The arrest was a turning point in his life. He was handcuffed and put into a cell with two men who happened to be Christians.

Expecting the worst, he was surprised when his cell mates fought for him to have his handcuffs removed so that he would be more comfortable. “It was my first close encounter with a Christian,” he says.

They also gave him clean clothes and a clean sheet to use as a prayer mat.

“I was very surprised,” says Nasir, who was also taken aback by the gentle treatment he received from the anti-terror squad chief Kol Bekto Suprapto, who is quoted in the comic book as saying: “If you don’t agree with the bombings, let us together stop it.”

Note that these Christians were in prison too. From the article, we can’t tell if they committed their crimes before turning to Christ or converted while behind bars (Indonesia doesn’t imprison converts out of Islam… As far as we know).

See also similar themed, Penn of Bullsh*t Give Excellent Testimony of Christianity

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