abdullah, kamarulnizam and Salleh, Mohd Afandi (2015) CONCEPTUALIZING JIHAD AMONG SOUTHEAST ASIA’S RADICAL SALAFI MOVEMENTS. Journal for the Study of Religions and Idealogies, 4 (42). pp. 4-28. ISSN 1583-0039

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The major argument in this paper is that contemporary concept of jihad inclines to have heavy political baggage. In Southeast Asia, the talibanization and the influence of al-Qaeda interpretation of the jihad appear to have made its inroad in regional radical Salafi movements such as the Jamaah Islamiyah, Jama’ah Anshorut Tauhid, and Hizbut Tahrir. Radical Salafi differs from that of the traditional Salafi for its belief in the use of force to achieve religio-political objectives. Indonesia has been the center for these movements and their presence has been felt in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Philippines. Some of them have been active in propagating the new concept of jihad. Therefore, this paper maps out the conception of jihad as being propounded by the three movements. It discusses how these movements’ conception of jihad has departed from the earlier Salafi movements. In addition, it also discusses how the idea has been expanded from Indonesia to other Nusantara archipelago

Item Type: Article
Keywords: jihad, radical salafi, jemaah islamiyah, Jamaan Anshorut, hizbur tahrir, religious fundamentalism
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: A.P. Dr Mohd Afandi Salleh
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 02:16

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