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- n. a Muslim school in Indonesia operated by religious leaders; produces young militants skilled in jihad
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After three of the men executed for carrying out the 2002 Bali bombing were linked back to Bashir's Ngruki, some analysts turned a harsh eye on Indonesia's Islamic boarding schools, called pesantran.
Jones also suspects that the brother-in-law of Dulmatin, the head of the camp who was killed by police last year, trained students during his brief stay at the Umar bin Khatab pesantran in June 2009.
Indoctrinization in radicalismBoarding schools today are very different, said Kusuma, whose nephews currently attend a moderate, modern pesantran that includes English and computer classes.
They also assumed that the local pesantran, or traditional Indonesian
On an Indonesian police most-wanted list since 2006, he graduated in 1995 from the infamous central Java pesantran, or Islamic school, run by radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.