www.Anshar.net & Chatroom Jihad

Aug 24th, 2006, in News, by

Some of the creators of the jihadist website, www.anshar.net, have been arrested in Semarang, and, it turns out, Imam Samudra is still busy directing the jihad from his prison cell, via internet chat rooms.

Agung Prabowo, 23, and Agung Setyadi, 31, were arrested for allegedly having helped maintain the now shut-down www.anshar.net web site, in which, among other things, instructions were given as how to go about finding and killing foreigners in Jakarta.

Prabowo is a student in the Technical Faculty at the University of Semarang, and was arrested on August 12th while Setyadi is a lecturer at the STIKUBANK institute of technology, and was picked up on August 16th.

Agung Setyadi is also accused of having bought a computer for jailed Bali bomber Imam Samudra, who planned to use it to illicitly collect funds for terrorist attacks. While Agung Prabowo, who had actually been arrested previously and then released due to lack of evidence, is suspected of working as a computer hacker for the rather active Semarang, Central Java, branch of the Jemaah Islamiyah, JI, led by Noordin M. Top, and is also a member of the Forum Kajian Islam Semarang.

The two men, as can be gleaned from police Cyber Crime Unit head Petrus Reinhard’s description, have rather a lot of aliases:

The first man is Mohammad Agung Prabowo alias Max Fiderman alias Ahmad alias Agung alias Kalingga alias Bebekbebekan alias Maxhazer and the second man is Agung Setyadi alais Pakne alias Salaful_Jihad.

During the arrest of Agung Setyadi these items were confiscated: 1 laptop, 2 mobile phones with 3 sim cards, 1 flash disk, 2 hard disk drives, and 6 CD’s.

Petrus said that the recruitment of the suicide bombers at Kuta and Jimbaran in Bali, 2005, was done by “Max Fiderman” (Agung Prabowo) while chatting on the channels ‘#cafeislam’ and ‘#ahlussunnah’ which were also used by Abdul Azis and Agung Setyadi, as well as, while he is in prison for the Bali 2002 attack, “Al Irhab” alias Imam Samudra. (Kompas).

Samudra operates a laptop from his prison cell. He ordered it be bought by Agung Setyadi and sent to a prison guard’s home address via “TIKI”, a private express postal service. The guard later handed it over to Samudra, who since then appears to be whiling away his days on death row by surfing the internet in an attempt to create even more death and misery than he managed as a free man.

The site www.anshar.net had originally been designed by Abdul Azis in mid 2005 on the orders of Noordin M. Top with the aim of spreading jihadist propaganda. It contained information about jihad and Islam in general terms, but also specific “tips and advice” on how and where to carry out terror attacks. Places suggested as being ideal were roadways leading into shopping centres and offices, traffic jams and queues to enter toll roads. More specifically, Ancol, Planet Hollywood, the Senayan golf driving range, and the Jakarta Hilton Convention Center were pointed out as places where foreigners in particular could be found and murdered.

It appears that “Max Fiderman” (Agung Prabowo), according to Petrus, approached Samudra via email and offered his services as a hacker and “carder”. As funds have run dry for the Jemaah Islamiyah it appears that they are increasingly turning to the internet, through online fraud such as carding, to gather money. Previously they had relied on aid from Al Qaeda and from robberies.

Sept 05. Police now say they have found no evidence that Imam Samudra, one of the 2002 Bali bombers, masterminded the October 2005 bomb blasts from his prison cell on the resort island. National Police chief Gen. Sutanto said at a hearing with parliamentarians in Jakarta that Imam did use the internet to chat with people outside the prison but he is as yet unsure whether the chatting was done with a terrorist network.

The second Bali bombing, a triple suicide attack which killed 20 people, was planned in Semarang by Malaysian extremist Noordin M. Top and not by Imam, said Sutanto.

February 19th 2007. Muhammad Agung Prabowo alias Maxfiderman has gone on trial in Semarang. He is accused of having purchased the domain name anshar.net and a hosting account for it, and of having used a stolen credit card to do so.

His accomplice, Agung Setyadi alias Pak Ne, is also on trial, accused of having obtained a laptop computer for Bali bomber Imam Samudra, and of having sent it to the latter. The laptop was then handed to Samudra by Beny Irawan, a prison driver, who is also now on trial. antara

18th June 2007. Agung Setiadi alias Salaful Jihad alias Pakne (31) was sentenced to 6 years in prison for sending the laptop to Imam Samudra. detik Beni Irawan (35), the prison guard in Bali who then handed over the laptop, was sentenced to 5 years. detik

June 20th 2007. Agung Prabowo alias Maxfiderman (24) was sentenced to three years. antara

57 Comments on “www.Anshar.net & Chatroom Jihad”

  1. Miss Indo 07 says:

    How could he have a laptop inside the prison?

  2. Molisan Tono says:

    This is Indonesia my friend… MONEY really has a mouth here. Police is just a puppet you can easily manipulate.

    No wonder why criminal is much brilliant and bright than police.

  3. Real Indonesia says:

    This is Indonesia Police my friend.

    They can create any bulsh*t story.

    You have to think what for Imam samudra use Laptop in prison.

    Indonesian Police have created too many stories for the stupid person.

  4. Hassan says:

    yeah, no wonder those BLBI corruptors could ran off to China and Singapore easily. its like taking candy from a baby for them.

  5. Fanglong says:

    What can we think seriously about that ? Is it possible ? Where does secret/truth arise from, and until where does it expand ?

  6. Agusto says:

    Well one thing for sure those jihadist aint stupid allright! Most of them are educated! So are we still to believe that jihadist are misguided by the clerics in understanding the real Islam? Or are we still to believe that they misinterpret koran? Ask the what so called “moderate” Muslims to debate with Imam Samudra and see if they can prove him wrong, no way!! Imam Samudra is just doing what Allah is asking him to do as a good Muslim!
    What I believe is we are being deceived by the religion of peace into believing it as if it is!

  7. Fanglong says:

    How can one be “educated” and kill people ?
    Is it the priest or the gun that leads the world ?
    A priest with a gun…
    How can one know what God asks someone ?
    Does God ask ?
    Tell me how you are sure of it !
    All religions must be “of peace” — could they be “of hate” ?
    The Arabic word “jihad” basically means “effort”, and not “assassinate” !

    As-salaam ‘alaykum !

    btw, what does “cs” mean after the name of a guy, like “Amrozi cs” ?
    (Sorry, I’m a stupid Frenchman learning whatever…)

  8. Agusto says:


    I used to think like you do, I always ask myself why would some one in the name of Islam kill other people? I also thought all religion are suppose to be peacefull and loving! But we are talking about the facts here! We are not witnessing all that in our daily live!

    I know its hard to face the truth about the reality of Islam because you have been embracing it for so long, most Muslims are born into Islam either they like it or not and there is no conversion, that makes them unwilling to face the truth!

    Theres no way anyone can convince you unless you are willing to find the truth yourself, Muslims have thousands of excuses when it comes to defend Islam, even they know its rediculous!
    This is the verse that scares Muslims the most in finding the truth!

    “And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment. ” [Qur’an 59:7]

    Btw jihad in Arabic means struggle! Well every Muslim has their own def of struggle, your struggle is peacefull I bet, coz u use common sense and conscience not like Osama, but can you prove him wrong? He is a master in Islam! Later buddy!

    Cs, means accomplice

  9. Fanglong says:

    You’re right, Augusto, “jihaad” means “struggle”. My Arabic-French (pocket) dictionary agrees: “Struggle. Effort. Holy War (Guerre sainte)”.

    How can “holy” & “war” go together? You say we speak of facts. Right again. As we speak, we theorize: I was just theorizing about facts that contradict if considered as the effects of a sole cause we’d call “Islam” : and again Islam is a word — and I say : like all other words, this one has got no referent, it’s an imputation without any real thing imputed — that’s why in Lombok, for instance, some Wahabi & Salafiyah are threatened by a third (“Muslim”) party. Facts here are men and wounds : just individuals with arbitrary names. During that time innummerable contradictory facts fuse in perfect harmony : we should understand that “reality” obeys to man’s conventions — and that each human group has its (more or less) own conventions. Infinitely & minutely different. That’s what I feel in apology to my seeming naiveness.

    The best to all !

  10. Agusto says:


    Well its easy to explain why holy and war can go together, its because Allah said:

    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” The questioner again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age to Mecca) ‘Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure only and not to show off and without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet).”

    Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25:

    There is no doubt that there are alot of sects in every religion, but none of them are killing or maiming each other like Islam! I hear alot of people blaming the followers of Islam for their wrong doing whenever something like this happened. Just like what the west use to say Islam is not the problem, the problem is with the perpetrators, look what happened after all these years, terorrism is on the rise, pious regular Muslim guys in london are plotting suiciadal attack on plane to US.
    The western were gullible back then and they like to be politically correct, but they realized now that there are something more to it than just hatred against the west!

  11. Hassan says:

    Augusto: are you an expert of Islam? not even the most educated Muslim can say that their “version” of Islam (how they perceive Islam) is the most correct one. and now comes a cowboy named Augusto claiming that imam samudra perfectly represents Islam. and get this, “osama is the master of Islam”. that’s the clincher. weed twisted your head dude?

    no way that osama and imam samudra perfectly represent Islam. it’s impossible that one single person can be “the master of Islam” and it’s even more ridiculous to say that those two killers represent the religion of peace. even the word Islam means peace, but two bombers represent the “peace”? i see your still high on the hate crack dude.

    I know what you’re trying to do, you want to spread hate towards Islam, the trend these days. well, guess what? no one buys that here. maybe in some western country, but not here. trying to make Muslims hate their own religion seems too ambitious, don’t you think?

    say no to hatred and bigotry, kick it out now!

  12. Agusto says:


    Man you are kinda sensitive when it comes to Islam huh! Take it easy smoke some weed that ll relax your mind! If you dont agree with me thats fine, don’t be so suspicious, im not trying to cause hatred or anything! We all have our own point of view let the readers decide whos wrong or right!
    May I ask if you agree with MUI version of Islam?

  13. Agusto says:


    Oh by the way Islam means submission not peace! There are many verses regarding submission you should check it out sometime! I got one here!

    YUSUFALI: If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).

    PICKTHAL: And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.

    SHAKIR: And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.

  14. Hassan says:

    Augusto: wrong again wiseguy. the word Muslim means a person who submit to the will of Allah SWT. the word Islam means peace. don’t take my words for it, google it!

    you’re not trying to spread hatred? oh yeah, you’re trying to advocate tolerance and understanding, right? oh I know, you wanted Muslims to admit that they are wrong and evil, and you are right and saintly! what a genius!

    btw, you’re free to say anything you want, just don’t insult other people’s faith and religion. there’s a word for that, it’s called ‘bigotry’.

  15. Salam says:

    Ohhh my dear friend Augusto, how could you be a blind man? Don’t you have eyes to see a different thing between crime and religion? Just because Amrozi is a Moslem so you think what he done is right? So it means if a Moslem people be as a coruptor, be as a prostitue, do you think what they done is right? Why you can’t be a wiser man? How could you know from milions people what Amrozi cs had killed, no one is a Moslem? No one knows it right? Even Amrozi and his friend (cs).

    Is your religion agree to killed people? If in a few people who AmrozI killed is your brother, sister, mother, father or anyone what you love, would you agree with Amrozi? Even AmrozI said it’s sake in the name of God?

    Did you know if Amrozi sinner than a few people who he had killed? No one knows it man, even you don’t know is Amrozi never make any sin or no?

    If Amrozi is a holy guy, he would be another prophet in this world. But he is just human who is very fanatics.

    If God wanted human die, even now God can take your soul, even you good or bad, it’s not Amrozi cs ability to take people life. IT’S WRONG, IT’S CRIME, IT’S SIN……..So just let God to take our soul, because soul and life is come from HIM, not come from Amrozi cs.

    So please open your eyes, open your heart, open your mind, to know between Crime, and religion teach. Because I believe no any religion in this world teach people to be a killer, but give love and peace, it’s always what I known.

    So please believe with what your religion know, but please open your eyes to know the truth between crime and what your religion teach you.

    I believe you are smarter than Amrozi, because of it you don’t kill people even what any reason. Killer is a sinner, and no one agreed with it. Especially we don’t know who we had killed, was they are a good people or a bad people, we don’t know it, so how could Amrozi telling they are a bad people who he had killed? No one knows it, just God knows who is a good and who is a bad in this world, because all what in this world is His.

    Even law and rules just punish people who is really, really do wrong and bad, and do crime, law never punish people who is don’t do wrong, and the law decide that people is wrong or no by the witnesses, and by the proof, so how could we are just human (Amrozi cs), can proof that people is wrong or no? So once again Augusto, please know what Amrozi cs did is CRIME …………

  16. Edward Farel says:




    If u still fight Moslem,
    no matter who or where U R,
    just wait for us dear”¦..
    we will come to u,
    with loves and”¦..something!

    I can bring a LAPTOP in to the prison same easy as I walk on the road. but the bottom line is I WANT TO GIVE EVERYTHING I HAVE for any man or woman who fight with ISLAM’s enemies till the end, including my SOUL!

  17. Andrew says:

    A very interesting post. I doubt that all Muslims are as excited as that.

    So, you seem to think that Bin Laden represents Islam. Is that what Islam is all about, killing others? I doubt it, but you definitely are trying to advertise that idea.

  18. Andrew says:

    Edward Farel, the main problem is that you don’t actually know who your enemies are. May I suggest that you give your soul to a coconut tree?

  19. Bradlymail says:

    another fairy tales story by edward farrel are you nuts ? does Islam encourage Muslims to kill someone?

  20. Edward Farel says:

    It’s not true dear ANDREW. ISLAM is not teached me about KILLING OTHERS. ISLAM is “RAHMATAN LIL ALLAMIN”. ISLAM makes me loves everyone including BUSH (the satan) and OLMERT (the devil). but ISLAM also teached me to stand up for my right and fight for what I believed. One thing I believed for now is BUSH and BLAIR (the demon) policy are made the world cry for what they did in AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and what next?. SOUTH KOREA or IRAN or VENEZUELA or where else? You named it, they are destructing the world. Are you guys loves them so much and symphaty for what the’ve dont to our wonderful world?. have you guys think for a second about the children and women in PALESTINE? Please, open your EYES and your HEART. DONT OPEN YOUR STINK MOUTH.

    dear Dr. Mo my friend,
    I do know who are my enemy. our enemies is a person someone like you and your self. please tell me, what had I’ve done to you that makes you hate me?. am I ever kicking your mother ”coconut’s”.

    to BRADLY.
    Islam is not encourage Muslims to kill someone. ISLAM is encourage every Muslim to loves and protect everyone, especially Muslims community with all what we’ve got. G. Walker BUSH teach us to kill a NATION for him self. what do you think about that.

    with love

  21. Bradlymail says:

    edward farel indirectly you support violence. Osama is your hero,and he got your blessing to kill innocent people. I don’t think Osama is a real Muslim. Islam does not encourage killing people. If you think people like Osama did the right thing because of Allah and prophet Muhammad saw, you are wrong! I believe many Muslims will shift to other religions, and please mind your words when you talk about religion.

  22. Andrew says:

    Edward Farel, defending your own right doesn’t give you (or anyone) the right to kill others.

    About Bush and Blair destroying other countries, we need to acknowledge that they don’t directly target civilians; although I won’t argue that there are civilians that are indirectly impacted.

    Your so-called hero, on the other hand, knowingly and intentionally kill civilians, in the name of a religion. I don’t know how you came to the point of admiring him, but I and a lot of people think that is downright SHAMELESS.

    And by the way, it’s NORTH Korea, NOT SOUTH Korea. Day and night difference.

  23. ivan says:

    I love Moslem. Kill all yahudi people

  24. JKS says:

    ivan, you are not a Muslim you are a killer… don’t mix up Islam and maniac.

  25. Bradlymail says:

    ivan you are another ‘idiot’ .

  26. Ihaknt says:

    It seems that some of the commentors in this subject could be the preachers or the users of the fore mentioned chatroom. Who knows some of them probably already died by blowing themselves up. isnt suicide one of the biggest sins? not to mention when they blow themselves up it also kills other by-standers?
    what a waste of life, living it in hatred and anger…I hope Allah will punish you with the most severe punishment.

  27. Dimp says:

    Hey Ivan,

    It’s people like you that make Islam = violence.

  28. ivan says:

    You not see all Moslem in POSO, They Killed in mosque accept my Family.
    All of u just said I’m idiot, but you just and only talking no action about the all tragedi.

  29. desi says:

    I agree with ivan and Edward Farel. You not see Moslem people killed by Bush in Iraq, Afganistan. I think that’s time to wake up and fight together. I will die for Moslem, and I’ll fight what al-Quran said.

  30. Anonymous says:

    To ivan:

    You not see all Moslem in POSO, They Killed in mosque accept my Family.
    All of u just said I’m idiot, but you just and only talking no action about the all tragedi.

    I don’t quite understand what you are trying to say. I’m guessing that you are saying that many Moslems, excluding your family, were killed inside mosque in poso. That is truly a tragedy, and I feel sorry.

    I love Moslem. Kill all yahudi people “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

    But then how is it related to Jews? Did Jews kill the Moslems in poso. I didn’t know there were killer Jews in poso.

    I can feel how the tragedy fuels your hatred. I really do. Do you guys still remember the 1998 riot. It’s so easily been forgotten, and even to this day, justice hasn’t been given to the victims.
    And then I remember shortly after September 11 attack, some idiots marched on the street in Jakarta demanding the US to immediately stop attacking their ‘brothers/sisters’ in Afghanistan. And this is the one that made me really mad.
    We, as Chinese Indonesians, who were born and live together with other Indonesians, were treated as if we were their enemies. Meanwhile, they call the people in Afghanistan their ‘brothers/sisters’.

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