Books | 14 August 2013

The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia: From Darul Islam to Jema'ah Islamiyah

Published jointly by the Lowy Institute and New South Publishing, this book is an edited English language edition of Solahudin's best selling NII Sampai JI: Salafy Jihadisme di Indonesia', translated by the Lowy Institute's Dr Dave McRae.  Based on a remarkable array of original sources, it shows how the ideas and form of activism that lead to the Bali Bombings in 2002 have a long and complex history, stretching back to the Darul Islam revolt in the 1950s. 

  • Solahudin

Published jointly by the Lowy Institute and New South Publishing, this book is an edited English language edition of Solahudin's best selling NII Sampai JI: Salafy Jihadisme di Indonesia', translated by the Lowy Institute's Dr Dave McRae.  Based on a remarkable array of original sources, it shows how the ideas and form of activism that lead to the Bali Bombings in 2002 have a long and complex history, stretching back to the Darul Islam revolt in the 1950s. 

  • Solahudin
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Key Findings

  • ‘The book has become something of a phenomenon in Indonesia. It’s the subject of television talk shows and public discussions in mosques and universities, copies are are circulating among former insurgents in West Java, and the police, intelligence agencies and military have bought up hundreds of copies. About the only person to have a negative reaction to the book so far is a JI leader – who was hurt because he wasn’t interviewed.’ – Sidney Jones, Indonesia analyst
  • ‘A ground-breaking work that will have a major impact on how people view Indonesian jihadism.’– Dr Greg Fealy, ANU, leading Indonesia expert