The Roots of global Islamophobia and its impact towards Indonesian muslims responses

Assegaf, Abd. Rachman (2015) The Roots of global Islamophobia and its impact towards Indonesian muslims responses. In: AICIS 2015 Manado, 3-6 September 2015, Manado, Indonesia. (Submitted)

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Indonesian Muslim population recently is the largest in the world, and therefore talking about Islam in this country is the most sensitive. Although the Indonesian government policies respect and giving religious freedom to all the official religions, but there often misunderstanding between religious communities. This is particularly due to the emergence of the Western perspective against Islamic world as depicted in various caricatures, cartoons, movies, writing and anti-Muslim action that tends to be negative. Criticism of the Islamic world in the form of satire is found not only in Europe and the West, such as the Mohammed cartoons controversy by Jyllands-Posten in Denmark, the film defamation (fitna) by Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, a weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in, but also there are similar cases in Indonesia. The case of the Jakarta Post that contains caricatures of ISIS and the screening of the King Solomon by ANTV, and Hijab and Perempuan Berkalung Sorban, films produced by Hanung, resulted in protests from various groups of Indonesian Muslims.The new perspectives of Indonesian Muslims towards the West (occidentalism) are in motion. Along with the Reform era, digital progress, democracy, and freedom are increasingly open in Indonesia; it appears a variety of new insights to Islamophobia which was originally attributed to Europe and the Western world, now is beginning to happen in their own country. Of course this new trend can change the concept of occidentalism and orientalism itself. In addition, various new religious movements in contemporary Indonesia can constitute a new form of internal Islamophobia. This paper is intended to uncover furthermore about the response of Indonesian. Muslims against Islamophobia which is generally attributed to Europe and the Western world through mass media, the shift of occidentalism movement and orientalism, as well as an alternative approach to mutual understanding between the Islamic world and the West, and proposing alternative concept of occidentalism and orientalism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Assegaf, Abd. Rachman
Assegaf, Abd Rachman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indonesian Muslims; Islamophobia; occidentalism
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220403 Islamic Studies
Divisions: Pascasarjana > Prodi Doktor Studi Islam (DSI)
Depositing User: Abd. Rachman Assegaf
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 05:22

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