Bali Bombers' Only Regret Is That Muslims Died In The Attack
The three militants - Imam Samudra, Mukhlas and Amrozi, who was dubbed "the smiling bomber" because of his constant grin during the trial - are being held at Indonesia's top security Batu Prison off the southern coast of Java.
They met family members yesterday in what is likely to be the last such visit before they are executed by firing squad.
"People ask me, why am I smiling? I am happy because I will be united with 72 angels in heaven," said Amrozi.
"In the past I have killed many with my bombs. I have been tested by spending time in this prison, but if you make infidels angry you will be rewarded. And soon I will enjoy the fruit of my deeds, if I get executed, God willing," he said.
The two blasts on Bali's Kuta strip on October 12, 2002, one at Paddy's Bar, the other at the Sari Club, killed 202 people including 88 Australians and 38 Indonesian citizens.
The attacks were blamed on southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiah.
Amrozi, a motorcycle mechanic, his brother Mukhlas, and Imam Samudra were the only three involved in the bombings to be sentenced to death.
"My brother Amrozi was visited by a dead friend in a dream last night, who told him a flying creature with a golden saddle is waiting to take him to heaven. This is why we will not ask for pardon," Mukhlas said. (Gulf News)
***** Mental illness manifests itself in many ways, occasionally comedic while at other times with tragic consequences.
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