Islamic Fanaticism in Indonesia and Malaysia as Seen Through the Lens of Online Comics and Memes
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- Fanaticism, Indonesia, Islam, Malaysia, Meme, Online Comic, Religion
This paper investigates how online comics and memes view Islamic fanaticism in Indonesia and Malaysia. There has been a rise in Islamic fanaticism in Indonesian and Malaysian societies. Online comics and memes have also grown in these cultures and they represent new media for the expression and interpretation of daily events. These media are deliberately utilized to critique viral phenomena, ideas, and ideologies in a manner that the public considers both “funny” and “insulting.” It is believed that the creators of digital comics and memes criticize the fundamental values of people without hesitation and satirize religion, ethnicity, race, and politics. This paper examines the rise of political and religious memes to argue that Islamic fanaticism is viewed by online comic and meme creators as a bigoted interpretation of Islam by radicals who desire to fulfill their personal needs. Such fanatics Islamists exploit hoaxes and disinformation to spread their ideas of religion to the public and in the process, taint the value of Islam.
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TY - CONF AU - Dhany Putra Pratama PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - Islamic Fanaticism in Indonesia and Malaysia as Seen Through the Lens of Online Comics and Memes BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 82 EP - 98 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.011 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.011 ID - Pratama2021 ER -