By Sumanto Al Qurtuby
Maluku in japanese Indonesia is the house to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the main half been residing peaceably because the 16th century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out among neighborhood Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence as soon as the Laskar Jihad, a Java-based armed jihadist Islamic paramilitary workforce, despatched a number of thousand combatants to Maluku. due to this escalated violence, the formerly strong Maluku turned the positioning of devastating interreligious wars.
This e-book specializes in the interreligious violence and conciliation during this zone. It examines elements underlying the interreligious violence in addition to these shaping post-conflict peace and citizenship in Maluku. the writer exhibits that religion—both Islam and Christianity—was certainly critical and performed an ambiguous position within the clash settings of Maluku, no matter if in protecting and worsening the Christian-Muslim clash or helping or bettering peace and reconciliation.
Based on large ethnographic fieldwork and interviews in addition to old and comparative study on non secular identities, this ebook is of curiosity to Indonesia experts, in addition to lecturers with an curiosity in anthropology, non secular clash, peace and clash experiences.
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