Internet, Identity and Islamic Movements: The Case of Salafi Movement in Indonesia

Iqbal, Asep Muhamad (2014) Internet, Identity and Islamic Movements: The Case of Salafi Movement in Indonesia. Islamika Indonesiana, 1 (1). pp. 81-105.

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The revolution of information and communication technology has transformed the world into different shape, including Muslim world. This technology in the form of internet does not merely have the democratizing potential for Muslim world, but also has created a new public sphere and new Islamic authority. This paper
discusses the role of internet as played by Muslim religious movement, especially Salafism in Indonesia. Using textual analysis of data collected from their websites, this article argues that the internet as modern technology of information and communication has helped Salafism rise to the public to show their ideological and doctrinal stances as well as to challenge their
enemies such as Liberal Islam Network (Jaringan Islam Liberat), Shiah, and so on. Through the internet too, this movement respond to such contemporary issues as terrorism, earthquake and others. This means that although orthodox in doctrine and attitude, this movement can benefit from the internet very much for its missionary purposes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160808 Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin, Adab dan Dakwah > Jurusan Dakwah dan Komunikasi Islam > Program Studi Komunikasi dan Penyiaran Islam
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 07:51
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 07:51

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