Militant Islam in Southeast Asia

Militant Islam in Southeast Asia : Crucible of Terror

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Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia has moved beyond a matter of local concern to one of global significance - as the events of the past decade have so clearly demonstrated. Drawing on intensive on-the-ground investigation and interviews with key militants, Zachary Abuza explains the emergence of radical Islamist groups in the region, examines Al-Qaida's role as organizational catalyst, and explores individual and multilateral state responses to the growing - and increasingly violent - Islamic political consciousness. Abuza also analyzes state strategies for combating, co-opting, or coping with militant Islamist groups. A key question here is whether state actors are trying to resolve the root causes of Muslim disaffection - or merely using the ""war on terrorism"" to suppress the symptoms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 12.7mm | 399.17g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • 1588262375
  • 9781588262370
  • 1,226,764

Table of contents

Al-Qaida, Radical Islam, and Southeast Asia. Islamic Politics, Grievances, and Militancy in Southeast Asia. From Muslim Insurgency to Oplan Bojinka: Al-Qaida's Philippine Operations and Foray into the Region. Jemaah Islamiya and Al-Qaida's Southeast Asian Network. State Responses to the War on Terror. Fighting the War on Terror in Southeast Asia.
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Review quote

"Abuza's chilling analysis explores the cultural and religious traditions and conflicts that have spawned a growing acceptance of radical ideologies and terrorist tactics in Southeast Asia; he masterfully details the origins of various terrorist cells and their connections to larger networks throughout the region and the Middle East." - Paul J. Smith "Showing an astonishing persistence in tying together the threads of the terrorist threat, Abuza has come up with a dazzling display of Al-Qaida at work. It is rare that a book comes out with so deep and thoughtful an analysis of a contemporary subject - this may well become the standard reference on everything happening in the Southeast Asian theater of the world terror crisis." - W. Scott Thompson
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About Zachary Abuza

Zachary Abuza is assistant professor of international politics at Simmons College.
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