The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia

The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia : From Darul Islam to Jem'ah Islamiyah

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Available for the first time in English, this groundbreaking book is an in-depth investigation of the development of jihadism from the earliest years of Indonesian independence in the late 1940s to the terrorist bombings of the past decade. The Indonesian journalist Solahudin shows with rare clarity that Indonesia's current struggle with terrorism has a long and complex history. The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia is based on a remarkable array of documentary and oral sources, many of which have never before been publicly cited. Solahudin's rigorous account fills many gaps in our knowledge of jihadist groups, how they interacted with the state and events abroad, and why they at times resorted to extreme violence, such as the 2002 Bali bombings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 340.19g
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 080147938X
  • 9780801479380
  • 501,454

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Solahudin and Dave McRae have provided audiences with a uniquelyaccessible, authoritative account of jihadist networks in Indonesia and beyond. It will be enjoyed by a range of readers, from the general public to experts, as it is both readable and empirically rich. The book provides intimate accounts of how these groups work and how their leaders think, providing a valuable contribution to the study of terrorism, armed conflicts, and Islamic politics. -- Shane J. Barter * Pacific Affairs *
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About Solahudin

Solahudin is an Indonesian researcher and journalist. Dave McRae is a research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney, Australia. Greg Fealy is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political and Social Change at Australian National University.
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