Radicalism in Maintaining Domination of Islamic Understanding

Nirzalin, Fakhrurrazi, Yogi Febriandi, Rizki Yunanda, M. Nazaruddin
2021 Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (ICoSPOLHUM 2020)   unpublished
This article discusses the hegemony and domination of Acehnese original Islamic identity in triggering the radicalism of the Aswaja Islamic group against followers of Muhammadiyah in Sangso Samalanga, Aceh. The siding of the government apparatus to the majority understanding group (Aswaja) in this conflict pushed the government to be unable to be a referee and authoritative so that in the end the conflict between the two parties could not be resolved. This study is a qualitative study. Data
more » ... ive study. Data collection was carried out by means of observation, in-depth interviews and document study. This article looks at the conflict regarding the establishment of the Muhammadiyah Mosque in Samalanga, Aceh from the perspective of identity domination. Based on the case of the Aswaja group's radical action against Muhammadiyah in Sangso, this article argues that the attempt to dominate Islamic ideology to maintain the authority of the elite by using local Islamic identity instruments is a trigger for mass action against ideological groups that are considered inconsistent and threaten the hegemonic existence of the attacking group. The attitude of the state apparatus which is not neutral and even supports the domination of the Aswaja group in the Islamic framework of the Samalanga community has strengthened the foundation of the unsolved conflict between the two parties. No different from most literature related to the role of the state on religious freedom in Aceh, in the end the article concluded that identity politics has a very strong influence in the vortex of conflict in the name of religion in Aceh.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.210125.001 fatcat:5bqunesqkzdylcqdubs5txqdla