Teungku Daud Beureueh
), military Governor of Aceh
) and leader of the Darul Islam
rebellion in the province (1953
Born in Pidie Regency
, he became the leader of ulema
(Islamic religious scholar) party of Aceh
during 1930s, and also its leader during civil war of 1945
. He became ruler of Aceh Province after the war.
he joined the Darul Islam
rebellion as a response to dissolution of Aceh Province and the failure to implement sharia
law. He led guerrilla bands of rebels until 1963
, when he agreed to a peace agreement in return for the reestablishment of Aceh Province, with special right for sharia law.
After the appearance of GAM separatists in 1977
, Beureueh, who secretly supported the rebels, was arrested and held under house arrest in Jakarta until his death in 1987