Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Spread of Radicalism Movements in Indonesia: The States Accomodative Political Gradation Post-reform

Author(s): Ismail Fahmi Arrauf Nasution, Miswari, Maraimbang Daulay, T. Wildan, Syafieh & Abdul Mufid

This article aims to discuss Islamic movements that have the potential to carry out radical ideology, global network of jihad and terrorism in the name of religion. Using Michael foucault's theory of power, with a descriptive-analytical analysis, this article wants to examine the level of political accommodation of the government since the Dutch East Indies, Japanese occupation, old order, new order and post-reformation as Azyumardi Azra's thesis which states that the government applies soft power or accommodative politics in dealing with modernist groups that tend to become radicalized. The result was; 1. The old order, which is known to be authoritarian and repressive, turns out to be the most accommodating and even fertile ground for the development of radicalism. 2. Modernist islamic groups are divided into two, one that leads to radicalism and the other to moderate. 3. Traditional islamic groups consistently become moderate groups.

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