Introduction

Miichi, Ken and Farouk, Omar (2014) Introduction. In: Southeast Asian Muslims in the Era of Globalization. Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-137-43680-1

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Abstract

Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia have often been described using two sets of very contradictory terms. On the one hand, Islam in the region is imagined as being Sufistic, syncretistic and localized, and Southeast Asian Muslims are thought to be very different from their counterparts in the Middle East, who are considered to be orthodox and 'fanatical'. On the other hand, after the 9/11 attacks and especially after the October 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, the danger of radical Islam was emphasized and Southeast Asia suddenly became the 'second front' in the global'war on terrorism' (Conboy 2006). Some Muslims in Southeast Asia themselves shared this concern and even warned of the influences of 'transnational' Islamic movements.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL1000-2370 Asian, Oriental
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1-253 Islam
Divisions: Pusat Penyelidikan Dasar & Kajian Antarabangsa (Centre for Policy Research and International Studies CenPRIS)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 08:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 08:17
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/30629

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