JOURNAL OF INDONESIAN ISLAM
Vol 7, No 1 (2013)

THE NATURE OF RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUPS IN SOLO

Wildan, Muhammad (the State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan Kalijaga - Yogyakarta )



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Jun 2013

Abstract

Radical Islamism is a challenging new pheno­menon in the modern world, including Indonesia. Solo presents an especially interesting case because of the dispropor­tionate nature of the radical Islamic groups that have emerged here especially that of the Front Pemuda Islam Surakarta (FPIS) as well as other vigilante groups in the city. This paper will explore and map out the nature of Islam in Solo and asks what triggers the the emergence of the radical groups here. Dramatic changes at the national level have made Solo more politically conducive for radical Islamic groups, but this is not the only reason why they have flourished. In addition, historical and sociological factors may help such groups to emerge. Hence, the dominance of the abangan group (the nominal Muslims) and the intensity of dakwah (preaching) conducted by some Islamic groups has given rise to the ‘instant’ Muslims who see Islam as the ultimate solution to their problems. The call for jihād and the application of sharī‘ah laws are among the contentious political style that the groups propagated. It is these issues that the paper is interested to investigate.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jiis

Publisher

Subject

Religion Social Sciences

Description

The Journal of Indonesian Islam (printed ISSN 1978-6301 and online ISSN 2355-6994) is a refereed academic journal published biannually by the Post­gra­duate Program (PPs) and the Institute for the Study of Religion and Society (LSAS), the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Sunan Ampel ...