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Title: Radicalization of the Rajah Solaiman Movement (RSM) : an emergent group of Balik Islam.
Authors: Lynn Antonette Abella Lumayag.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Terrorism
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: This paper looks at the radicalization of the Rajah Solaiman Movement: an emergent group of Balik-Islam. Radicalization is often used to refer to the process by which a person becomes militant and thereby advocates or employs violence as a means to attain political goals. In the Philippines, radicalism in Muslim communities can be traced as early as the resistance of the Sultanates ofSulu and Maguindanao against Spanish and American colonization. This was aggravated when the Muslims were pushed back to Mindanao as Luzon and Visayas were Christianized. The Muslims have become economically deprived and neglected, and politically marginalized and discriminated. When more Filipinos began working in the Middle East as Overseas Contract Workers, they became converts to Islam before they returned back home. Imbued with Wahhabi ideology, the Balik-Islam (Islam returnees) members established an organization consisting of Muslim converts that sought to Islamize the entire Philippines.
Description: 55 p.
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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