Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Deradicalization in Central Java during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315578,
        author={Amin  Farih and Endang  Supriadi and Ririh Megah Safitri and Muhammad Nuqlir Bariklana and Nafisah  Nafisah},
        title={Deradicalization in Central Java during the Covid-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={radicalism; terrorism; deradicalization; covid-19 pandemic},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315578}
    }
    
  • Amin Farih
    Endang Supriadi
    Ririh Megah Safitri
    Muhammad Nuqlir Bariklana
    Nafisah Nafisah
    Year: 2022
    Deradicalization in Central Java during the Covid-19 Pandemic
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315578
Amin Farih1,*, Endang Supriadi1, Ririh Megah Safitri1, Muhammad Nuqlir Bariklana1, Nafisah Nafisah1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo
*Contact email: amin.farih@walisongo.ac.id

Abstract

The phenomenon of radicalism and religious terrorism is still evident even in pandemic situations. The digital footprint related to radicalism and terrorism from 2020 to May 2021 is significant. At least 288 suspected terrorists have been secured by Densus 88. During the pandemic, calls for amaliyah were massively increase carried out by radical groups. They took a chance when the government's attention focused on efforts to address Covid-19. This research related to deradicalization in Central Java was conducted using descriptive qualitative research method by placing BNPT administrators, religious organization administrators, and ulama/kiyai/Ustaz as key informants. There are two focuses in this study: (1) Optimization of deradicalization programs through the structural realm; (2) Optimization of deradicalization programs through the non-structural realm focuses on the contribution of religious organizations, non-governmental organizations, and scholars/kyai/ustadz also grounded religious moderation's spirit to minimize radical actions.