Robbery in the name of Jihad
Muhammad Haniff Hassan
Date of Issue2005-05-30
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
IN recent years, elements of Darul Islam and Jemaah Islamiyah have committed acts of robbery in Indonesia which they justified in the name of the idea of Al-Fai. Their interpretation - or rather misinterpretation of Al-Fai - is a classic example of the distortions of Islamic teachings that some jihadis resort to in the pursuit of what they regard as jihad.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
RSIS Commentaries, 027-05
Nanyang Technological University