Correspondence to "An ethnographic study on the Indonesian immigrant community and its Islamic radicalization in South Korea"

Ahmed Abozaid

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Abstract

In their study “An Ethnographic Study on the Indonesian Immigrant Community and its Islamic Radicalization in South Korea” Minwoo and Kim try to illustrate the correlations between the transformation that has taken place within the Indonesian Muslim Immigrant Community in South Korea since 2010 and the possible outbreak of terrorist attacks in the future. By relying on ethnographic fieldwork in many Korean cities and interviewing a variety of involved actors the authors predict that these radical changes in the Indonesian immigrant community could lead to the emergence of terrorism. The authors adopted an orthodox perspective toward Muslim communities and Islam (as a religion). Minwoo and Kim's compulsory linked between Muslims and terrorism. They did not question the mainstream literature and knowledge about Islam, Muslims, and terrorism. On the contrary, the authors adopted that perspective and tried to prove it without rigorous analysis or providing durable evidence confirming their argument.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date4 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Counterterrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Critical terrorism studies
  • South Korea
  • War on Terror

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