Journal abstract Readjusting to society after a prolonged period of detention is fraught with emotional and practical challenges. When recently released prisoners convicted of terrorism offenses focus on rebuilding their[…]
Social context, interpersonal network, and identity dynamics: A social psychological case study of terrorist recidivism
Journal abstract The existing literature on jihadist terrorism has extensively documented the importance of networks, yet the interpersonal element of the networks and how this links to the social identity[…]
Journal abstract Why do Indonesian Muslims join Islamist extremist groups? This article explores four pathways to entry into Indonesian militant groups: study sessions, local conflict, kinship, and schools. It argues[…]
Not just Brainwashed: Understanding the Radicalization of Indonesian Female Supporters of the Islamic State
Journal abstract Why do women become extremists? To what extent might they have self-agency? This paper examines the motivations and processes of female radicalization into the so-called Islamic State (IS)[…]
Publisher’s description Why do hard-line terrorists decide to leave their organizations and quit the world of terror and destruction? This is the question for which Julie Chernov Hwang seeks answers[…]
Making Jihadis, Waging Jihad: Transnational and Local Dimensions of the ISIS Phenomenon in Indonesia and Malaysia
Journal abstract This article examines the ISIS phenomenon in Indonesia and Malaysia. It aims to explain how, where, and why the transnational and local intersect as well as the role[…]
Journal abstract While much research has been conducted on the radicalization of Muslim militants from Jemaah Islamiyah, its spinoffs, and splinter factions; the historical roots of Indonesian radical movements; and[…]
Reviews and critiques Western colonial accounts of Muslim suicide attacks in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
An important source of information on religious violence in Indonesia and discussion on how a range of complex factors influence contemporary violence.
This book situates the rise of Laskar Jihad against the backdrop of Saudi-funded salafi networks in Indonesian Islam.