Calling himself "a small-fry terrorist", Bali bomber Ali Gufron (alias Mukhlas) said the real big-time terrorists are Hitler, Ariel Sharon, George Bush and Blair.
"In the eyes of the prosecutors, the terrorists are me and the other small-fry terrorists. Whereas in fact the real big-time terrorists are Hitler, Ariel Sharon, George Bush and Blair. They are the ones who have committed crimes against the humanity," he was quoted Friday by the daily Jakarta Post as he told the Denpasar District Court.
He said his death would only please "big-time terrorist countries, Zionist countries and their allies," and console the families of victims and people who suffered losses.
Mukhlas, the alleged leader of the Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group in Southeast Asia, said the prosecutors were unable to come up with a clear, complete definition of terrorism.
Prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for Mukhlas, who is charged with planning, conspiring and organizing the Bali bombings on Oct. 12, 2002, which killed 202 people, mostly foreigners.
Early last month, Mukhlas' younger brother Amrozi was sentenced to death on similar charges.
(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2003)