Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019)

Islamic Fanaticism in Indonesia and Malaysia as Seen Through the Lens of Online Comics and Memes

Authors
Dhany Putra Pratama
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Dhany Putra Pratama
Available Online 31 May 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.011How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fanaticism, Indonesia, Islam, Malaysia, Meme, Online Comic, Religion
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
31 May 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-385-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.011How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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