Explaining Islamist Insurgencies:The Case of al-Jamaah by Muhammad Tito Karnavian

By Muhammad Tito Karnavian

Since Sept. 11 many books were released on Islamic terrorism, yet few of those have thought of the problem from the point of view of strategic stories or when it comes to an “insurgency.” accordingly, a lot of this literature ignores the method of radicalisation and fails to check why a few humans flip to terrorism, whereas others from a similar heritage don't. To counter this pattern, Explaining Islamist Insurgencies explains how and why the method of Islamist radicalisation is a crucial step in the direction of acts of terrorism and within the formation of terrorist agencies via targeting Poso, a small city in Indonesia that skilled years of armed sectarian clash among Muslim and Chrisitian groups in 2000–2007. construction at the frameworks supplied via past experiences, Muhammed Tito Karnavian employs communications concept to discover the required precursors for the legitimising ideology, therefore Salafi-jihadism, to be successfully disseminated.

With approximately twenty years of expertise in academia and counter-terrorism operations in Indonesia, and because the present leader of Papua Police, Karnavian employs his unheard of entry to details and contributors to delineate some of the phases of the radicalisation of the Poso clash and the way radical firms, corresponding to al-Jamaah al-Islamiyyah (JI), got here to be concerned. This targeted first-hand account of a counter-terrorist operation concludes by means of providing normal coverage implications that may be of use to either lecturers and practitioners.


  • Introduction
  • Al-Jamaah al-Islamiyyah: From Insurgency to Terrorism
  • Violence in Poso: From Armed Sectarian clash to Terrorism, 1998–2007
  • First Causal issue: Disaffected Persons
  • Second Causal issue: allowing Group
  • Third Causal issue: Legitimising Ideology
  • The Radicalisation technique of Muslims in Poso
  • Conclusion and coverage Implications
  • Appendix: Figures and Tables
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Readership: scholars, teachers and practitioners of strategic stories, counter-terrorism experiences and clash studies.
Key Features:

  • The writer is a practitioner in strategic experiences. he's a police significant normal who has an unlimited adventure in counter-terrorism operations in Indonesia together with the Bali Bombings
  • The writer has handled an important Islamist terrorist team in Southeast Asia, al-Jamaah al-Islamiyyah (responsible for the Bali bombings and different bomb assaults in Indonesia), first hand. There are a number of books were written on al-Jamaah al-Islamiyyah, yet lots of the authors of those are in simple terms academics
  • Many books have tried to give an explanation for the phenomena of Islamic radicalisation throughout the lens of psychology, anthropology, background etc. This ebook bargains one other point of view through the use of communications thought, and comprises 5 courses to be built for countering radicalisation

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