The Indonesia National Counter-Terrorism Agency said since the beginning has been to detect entry after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to Indonesia. Deputy of Prevention, Protection, and Deradicalization (BNPT) Major General Agus Bhakti Surya said over the ISIS has been entered Indonesia, the movement was before proclaimed in the Middle East.
“We’ve learned how to monitor it in Indonesia,” said Agus Bhakti Surya then contacted Yogya Post on Sunday, August 3, 2014. (read: Supporters of ISIS spread in The ASEAN countries).
According to Agus, the doctrine came into Indonesia more through the Internet network. Society of Indonesia with easy access to information such as news, articles, and videos about understand ISIS through cyberspace. “Some even communicate with members of ISIS in the Middle East,” said Agus.
Al Chaidar, a terrorism analyst said if members of ISIS which had already returned to Indonesia and affect a lot of people to join. Al Chaidar claims to know information that members of the ISIS has managed about 2 million followers in Indonesia. According to him, the news that he got from former members of ISIS, which returned to Indonesia.
By 2013 there are 56 people suspected of Indonesia from a variety of Islamic organizations and groups of traders left for Iraq to join ISIS. They join when went to Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah. Of these, about 10 people have returned to Indonesia and continue the process of recruitment in their respective areas.