Former terrorist warns Australia is a 'ticking time bomb'

THE former deputy head of the Australian branch of Jemaah Islamiah has described Australia as a "ticking time bomb" as it struggles to contain the spread of radicalism.

Abdurrahman Ayyub was once one of Australia's most-wanted terrorists.

Now he works for Indonesia's anti-terrorism agency, known as the BNPT, on its deradicalisation program.

In the nation's prisons and in the communities, he spreads the message of moderate Islam.

"What Indonesia is doing is recognised by the world now," Mr Ayyub said.

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