Islamist Ideology and Its Effect on the Global Conflict: Comparative Study between Hamas and ISIS

Mulawarman Hannase

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This paper aims to explain that the spread of the ideology of Islamism in the Middle East in recent decades has led to conflict, both intra and inter-religion that continues until today. From these Islamist groups, Hamas Movement and ISIS provided significant effects of the conflict are. This study is qualitative research. Conflict Theory of John Spanier (high-politic conflict) used to analyze how the two groups model of ideological construction influenced the political and economic stability as well as conflict in the Middle East and the Islamic world. Based on the observations of these two groups, it can be found that theologically, Hamas adheres to religious doctrines which prompted them to undertake armed resistance against Israel. At the same time, ISIS is a militant group that is strongly influenced by religious doctrine. However, from the aspect of rigidity doctrine and strategy of the movement, both groups are much different. ISIS is an ultra-radical group hostile to all other communities and brutally attacked the community of which he considered infidels. While Hamas has a softer ideology and commit acts of violence in the context of resistance against Israeli colonialism. Keyword: Hamas, ISIS, Politic, Islamism, Global Conflict
Original languageEnglish
JournalEsensia : Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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