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Religious education and containment of radical elements: the case of Malaysia

Fathil, Fauziah and Oktasari, Wiwin (2016) Religious education and containment of radical elements: the case of Malaysia. In: 1st International Conference on Islamic Education, 10-12 October 2016, Surakarta, Indonesia.

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The occurrence of many events involving radical or militant elements today caused a concern that education too might have been used by some irresponsible groups to spread their radical ideas in order to recruits followers or supporters. In some Muslim countries today, this is what that has happened and is taking place where young people including youths and young children are taught to hate other people of different beliefs or ideologies and trained on how to handle weapons. In Malaysia, while phenomenon involving radical ideas is generally under control, still there have been some allegations that a certain style of education particularly of pondok system being involved in militant-related activities. Based on primary and secondary sources, this paper attempts to seek out reasons for such allegations, highlighting certain issues and prior events that happened in the country which might have contributed to these contentions. The paper also provides possible means and ways, in view of the scenario in Malaysia, in making sure that religious education in the country remains free from the unwanted radical elements or ideas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 2107/55616
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious education; Containment of radical elements; Case of Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H51 History
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LA History of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr. Fauziah Fathil
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 15:40
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55616

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