The Serious Impact of Non-violent Extremism in Indonesia

Paperback: $10.50
ISBN-13: 9789814951838
Published: May 2021

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76 pages
  • About the Book
  • The rise of religious extremism in public discourses is a cause for concern for government officials and moderate Muslims.

    While a substantial body of research on violent extremism is available, the issue of non-violent extremism remains neglected by scholars.

    Although exposure and subscription to non-violent extremism do not automatically lead to violence, it still needs to be curbed because it can fan hatred that in turn can lead to physical violence and repression of human rights. Non-violent extremism also boosts polarization in the community.

    Given this potential impact, the government needs to pay more attention to the dissemination of non-violent extremist public discourses, especially on social media. It could work together with influential religious organizations which possess immense religious authority and legitimacy.

  • About the Author(s)
    • A'an Suryana, Author

      A’an Suryana (PhD) is Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also a Lecturer in Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII).
    • Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek, Author

      Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek is Research Officer at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.