Indonesia: Archetype for Countering the Effects of the Islamic State?

  • 2017
  • Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis

Indonesia: Archetype for Countering the Effects of the Islamic State?

Author:
Daniel Snyder
Abstract:

Indonesia has proven to be successful in isolating itself from violent extremist activities that have plagued other Muslim and Western European nations over the past ten years.  Although the current population is predominately Muslim, and influences of the faith are embedded in their political system; Indonesia does not contribute radicalized foreign fighters overseas in support of radical Islamic causes at the same rate as other smaller Muslim nations. It is assessed that the entrenched regional and ancestral links outline a broadminded methodology towards equality that may prove to be an ethnic archetype for other Muslim dominated populations to duplicate.