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Islamic radicalism: twenty-first century challenges in Malaysia

Muhammed Kifli, Azura and Yusoff, Kamaruzaman and Ebrahimi, Mansoureh and Abu Bakar, Siti Zubaidah (2020) Islamic radicalism: twenty-first century challenges in Malaysia. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, 15 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 2327-0071

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2327-0071/CGP/V15I01/37...


After Malaysia's independence, a few extant religious groups sought political remedies on their own terms. They believed government institutions and parties represented un-Islamic values. Within the traditional Malaysian context, two types of religious radicals exist: ethno-religious revivalists and religious fanatics. Currently, post-9/11 Malaysian radicals reminted these old ideas with hardcore amalgams provided by Daesh dogmatism. The changes transformed Salafi reformers so thoroughly that traditional Malay jihadis now prowl the land as Salafi Takfiris. Since Islamic terrorism is global and Malaysia has a solid opposition party, Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS,) suspiciously viewed by Western analysts as fundamentalist, we focus on parties, groups, and movements with the least opportunistic leanings toward radicalism. Hence, this article examines the new ideological Daesh coinage and concerns itself with common beliefs and accommodating social patterns of two homegrown organizations: Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and the Militant Malaysian Group (KMM). Authors also relate detailed governmental responses to both real and perceived threats.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Islamic movement, Islamic radicalism, Malaysia
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:89814
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:04 Mar 2021 02:45
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 02:45

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