On the evening of 12 October 2002 two suicide bombers detonated bombs inside Paddy's Pub and in front of the Sari Club in Kuta, one of Bali's main tourist districts. Two hundred and two people were killed including eighty-eight Australians and thirty-eight Indonesians. The 'field coordinator' of this terrorist operation was Abdul Aziz alias Imam Samudra, who was later executed for his role in the attacks.
Angus McIntyre's Imam Samudra's Revenge explores the social and political context in which Samudra's plans took shape and the controversies that surrounded his actions within Islamic extremist networks in Indonesia and beyond.
McIntyre joins us at Muse, along with James Piscatori (Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU) and journalist Karen Middleton (An Unwinnable War), to broaden the conversation around the global phenomenon of terrorism.
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Angus McIntyre is an Honorary Associate at La Trobe University and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change at ANU.
James Piscatori is Professor at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU and the author ofIslam in a World of Nation-States and co-author of Muslim Politics.
Karen Middleton is Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper and author of An Unwinnable War: Australia in Afghanistan.