The Jakarta Sarinah Attack, 14 January 2016 the Khilafah Is Coming

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The 2016 attack was reviewed not from the classical who-dun-it analysis but more with a view of the evolutionary nature of the Jihadist movement in Indonesia. The examination determined a much broader under current of societal tipping point changes are in the making. Recruitment and indoctrination at the provincial level through pre-school and first

Recruitment and indoctrination at the provincial level through pre-school and first grade/primary school, doctrinal education of “jihadism” by the Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) and the role of young woman in the growing network of radical and extremist narrative has departed from the traditional concept of generation “jihad”. So is the increase in sophistication of weaponry. Although crude at this stage joining the cause and taking up arms displays slowly a growing number of evolutionary indicators of a new terrorism is growing.

The movement has become a semi-mass movement. But we argue, the evolution of the Indonesian terror landscape is neither new nor revolutionary but increasingly displays the traditional evolution of terror groups from historical examples. This includes leftist terror movements. Both ideological manifestations, methods of recruitment and jihadist propaganda sounds like the former communist movement rather than jihadists. As the examples will show an undistinctive difference between the new left and the old jihadists. New to the equation is the use and heavy dependence on mobile devices, the internet, and social media for both, operational and propaganda purposes.

Both ideological manifestations, methods of recruitment and jihadist propaganda sounds like the former communist movement rather than jihadists. As the examples will show an undistinctive difference between the new left and the old jihadists is present and widely circulated on social media. New to the equation is the use and heavy dependence on mobile devices, the internet, and social media.

Social media plays a greater role than traditional print media. Hence the understanding of the technological perspectives and the use of mass mobilization methods bring new implications for the political leaders, policy experts, and counter terrorism efforts. Have Facebook (or Twitter), will join the cause/revolution/jihad is not merely a slogan.

 

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