Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Mysterious Suicide Bomber in Cirebon

On 15 April 2011, a suicide bomber blew himself inside a crowded Mosque at a Police station in Cirebon, West Java, injuring 28 persons mostly Police officers who were having their Friday prayer.

According to MetroTV, this is not the first time that the bomber, later identified as Muhammad Syarief, appeared in public. TV stations show that Syarief have participated in various demonstrations including beating a vehicle of the local Prosecutors office in Cirebon.    

Further, The Jakarta Globe reported that Syarief was suspected of killing an army officer i.e First Corporal Sutejo, and stabbed his friend Ali, in early April, because they heard him taking about the suicide bombing plan. Besides, he was also suspected of being involved in the destruction of a mini market.

The Police is still investigating the suicide bombing case, among others by raiding the houses of Syarief's parents, his brother, and his father in law.

The suicide bomb blasted exactly one month after the first Book Bomb exploded at Utan Kayu, East Jakarta on 15 March 2011, that caused a Police officer to lost his right arm. Unfortunately, until this moment the Police still unable to name a suspect responsible for the delivery of Book Bombs to certain public figures in various parts of Jakarta.

Considering that Muhammad Syarief was active in several public protests, destruction of mini market and suspected of killing an Army officer, I felt that it was very weird that he was able to enter the Police's Mosque without being noticed.

Under normal circumstances, a man with such reputation should have bein in the Police's Most Wanted Person List and monitored very closely by the intelligence network.

23 comments:

attayaya-mading said...

rumahnya di geledah
tetangga jadi takut
hmmm....

Wisata Murah said...

memang sangat misterius ya.walau dampak dan akibatnya dari perbuatan melawan hukum/penyerangan sangat nyata... sungguh sangat memprihatinkan

Triesti said...

He's one sick, delusional, egotist... and there are more others like him that can be influenced to become a suicide bomber for whatever reason.

Terrans said...

I agree with Triesti above. The police does not have enough personnel to monitor every sick person like this.

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Multibrand said...

@Attayaya-mading,
Iya, dampaknya jadi kemana-mana.

@Wisata Murah,
Benar, sangat memperihatinkan jalan ceritranya.

#Triesti,
I agree he is a mentally ill person
every day TV stations are showing his violent protests, including beating the vehicle of prosecutor, and the Police alleged that he was involved in the destruction of a mini mart, found his driving license near the dead body of an Army officer and there is a witness to the murder. All that should have made the Police keep a close eye on every move he made.

@Terrans,
My reply to Triesti's comment is above. Thank you for following on Networkedblogs.

colson said...

"Mysterious" is the right word. The number of question marks in this case gets higher by the day.

But one thing is clear to me: someone in his right mind doesn't blow himself to pieces. Not in the name of a religion, nor to kill policemen.

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

i hope people do not blame one religion because of this case..

Multibrand said...

@Colson,
I mention " mysterious " because
the explosion can be avoided if
the Police has placed him under surveillance due to the allegations made against him: violent protests, destroying mini mart and alleged killing.

@Meutia,
Let us hope that people would not blame religion for this incident.

robert said...

Happy Easter to you!

Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

Banyak kejadian mengenai Bom akhir-akhir ini... semoga cepat berakhir.
hal ini cukup meresahkan masyarakat :)

sawali tuhusetya said...

meski teror bom bukan lagi sesuatu yang baru di negeri ini, tapi bom bunuh diri yg diduga dilakukan oleh m syarif menjadi sebuah fenomena. betapa demi meyakini sebuah ideologi, seseorang mesti rela menggadaikan nyawanya yang jelas2 itu sangat bertentangan dengan ajaran agama.

Multibrand said...

@Robert,
Thank you for coming.

@Fahrizi,
Semoga masalah yang sangat menakutkan masyarakat ini dapat segera diakhiri oleh Polisi.

@Sawali,
Sangat menyedihkan ada orang2 yang membunuh diri maupun orang lain dengan alasan agama. Pemerintah harus segera melenyapkan mereka.

surat said...

mudah-mudahan keadaan membaik...
aamiin....

pri crimbun said...

numpang smiley for indonesiaku tercinta

Tikno said...

I think this analysis is reasonable. Nonetheless, who knows what's in a person's heart.

cucuharis said...

kadang tak habis pikir
kenapa bom bunuh diri di masjid ada di Indonesia ya

Multibrand said...

@Surat,
Semoga demikian adanya.

@Pri Crimbun,
Terima kasih atas kehadirannya

@Tikno,
Yes we can never know what in one's heart, especially when politics is concerned.

@Cucuharis,
Kalau umat tidak menghargai tempat ibadah maka bisa disebut bahwa ia bukan umat.

smp3lembang said...

sepertinya Muhammad syarif memang sedikit agak terganggu mentalnya sehingga gampang dicuci otaknya oleh seseorang, semoga ini yang pertama dan terakhir

SaNn said...

Suicide Bomber, scary...better be extra careful with the with the environment....

Multibrand said...

@Sm3lembang,
Hari ini Polisi menjinakan 2 bom dekat pipa gas di Serpong, setelah menangkap penyebar bom buku. Mudah- mudahan tidak terulang lagi.

@SaNn,
Suicide bombers are very scary indeed.

deeahzone said...

pelaku bom muh syarif, pemuda asal cirebon yang belakangan terlibat sejumlah aksi anarkisme. Dia benar-benar 'punya nyali untuk mati', kalau dia menyebut itu jihad.. mengapa mengotori rumahNya dengan tumpahnya darah korban sesama saudara muslim,, ckckck... mayatnya aja ditolak dimakamkan di tanah pekuburan di cirebon. Thanks for share Harry!

attayaya-mading said...

tuh ada lagi di serpong
cuma belom sempet meledak

Multibrand said...

@Deeahzone,
MS adalah seorang yang sakit jiwa, makanya tega membom mesjid.
Makanya masyarakat Cirebon tidak mau dia dikubur disana.

Attayaya-mading,
Iya, untungnya bisa dijinakan Polisi.