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(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

The end of innocence? Indonesian Islam and the temptations of radicalism

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FEILLARD A. ; MADINIER R. ; WONG WEE (Traducteur) ;

Abstract

Indonesia is often cited as a model of harmony among different religions. Home to an apparently peaceful version of Islam, it occupied a special place in the Western imagination, a reassuring counter-model to a rowdy and accusatory Arab Islam. Events since 1999, including confrontations between Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas and Sulawesi, excesses of vigilantism and bombings in Bali and Jakarta, have shattered simplistic stereotypes. For terrorism experts, Indonesia’s mutation confirmed a thesis that equated obscurantism with Islam, and saw violent outbreaks as an inevitable corollary. The AA. position the evolution of Indonesian Islam within the recent history of the archipelago and identify its movements. They analyze origins and causes of the ‘radical temptation,’ decipher its ideology, show how it has been nourished by political manipulation, explain the appeal of religious extremism. The movement provokes strong resistance in a country that has quickly become a key participant in the struggle and upheavals taking place throughout the Muslim World. - (GL)

Source

Book

ISBN : 978-9971-69-512-5

Editor : NUS Press, Singapore - SINGAPOUR (2011)

Millesime : 2011  [336 p.]

Bibliographic references : 17 p.

Collation : glossaire, index

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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