THE INVOLVEMENT OF EX-TERRORIST INMATES AND COMBATANTS IN THE DISENGAGEMENT FROM VIOLENCE STRATEGY IN INDONESIA

Bella Widya, Muhamad Syauqillah, Sri Yunanto

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Abstract

In Indonesia, there are a number of foundations which were established by the ex-terrorist inmates as a new community towards peace and a way of empowerment for the ex-terrorist inmates. The involvement of ex-terrorist inmates in disengagement strategy in Indonesia has also raised pro(s) and con(s). This research aims to explore the involvement of ex-terrorist inmates in disengagement strategy in Indonesia. This kind of involvement is hoped to become a softer approach because it focuses more in using kinship method, in a way that it will be easier to gain trust, and the people have the same experience and background in terrorism. The methodology used in this research is a qualitative with interview technique. This research found that the phenomenon of the arousal of new communities towards peace which was established by ex-terrorist inmates and combatants is a positive thing as a new medium for those inmates and other inmates who has the desire to come and disengage from violence. However, this kind of phenomenon has to be guided, guarded and controlled by the government in order to keep it in line with the true purpose of deradicalization and counter strategy of terrorism in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Terrorism Studies
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Disengagement
  • Ex-Terrorist Inmates
  • Deradicalization
  • Indonesia

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