[Air-l] online jihad

Jeffrey van Schie jeffvanschie at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 07:42:55 PST 2006


Albert Benschop of the University of Amsterdam has done some extensive
research regarding Internet Jihad in the Netherlands following the murder of
Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. His findings can be found on:
http://www.sociosite.org/jihad_nl_en.php



On 11/3/06, John Postill <jpostill at usa.net> wrote:
>
> Birgit Braeuchler has done some interesting anthropological research in
> Indonesia that is partly on this subject . Her recent book is in German
> but
> she's also published in English, eg.
>
> Islamic radicalism online: The Moluccan mission of the Laskar Jihad in
> cyberspace
> Auteur(s) / Author(s)
> BRÄUCHLER Birgit (1) ;
> Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)
> (1) University of Munich, ALLEMAGNE
> Résumé / Abstract
> The Internet has become an important instrument for the information
> politics
> of radical Muslim groups. This paper focuses on one of the Islamist groups
> that have emerged in Indonesia recently-the Communication Forum of the
> Followers of the Sunnah and the Community of the Prophet (FKAWJ). The
> FKAWJ
> sent its fighters, the so-called Laskar Jihad or Jihad troop/fighters, to
> Ambon in April 2000 to help their Muslim brothers against the 'Christian
> attackers' in the Moluccan conflict-a conflict that was also extended into
> cyberspace by several actors. Describing the Internet presence of the
> Laskar
> Jihad, I give an example of how Islamism is being transferred into
> cyberspace.
> The position of the FKAWJ concerning the situation in the Moluccas is
> outlined
> as well as other (online) strategies used. Through these strategies the
> cyber
> actors create an image and construct an identity that is congruent with
> their
> offline philosophy but extends its reach. It is evident that the online
> level
> is highly interconnected with the offline level. When analysing
> contemporary
> Islamism it is essential to take both levels into account.
> Revue / Journal Title
> The Australian journal of anthropology  (Aust. j. anthropol.)  ISSN
> 1035-8811
> Source / Source
> 2004, vol. 15, no3, pp. 267-285 [19 page(s) (article)] (2 p.)
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 02:26:23 PM GMT
> From: nativebuddha <nativebuddha at gmail.com>
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-l] online jihad
>
> > Has anyone come across lit about online jihad (other than the work by
> > Gary Bunt)?
> >
> > -robert
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