Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture and Language in Southeast Asia (ICCLAS 2017)

Discourse War on NKRI versus Khilafah Issues in Indonesian Cyber Media

Authors
Moch. Syarif Hidayatullah
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Moch. Syarif Hidayatullah
Keywords
Indonesian cyber media; discourse war; Khilafah; cyber Islam
Abstract
This paper focuses on NKRI (Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia/ The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) versus Khilafah issues in Indonesian cyber media. It was represented by hizbut-tahrir.or. Id (representing HTI and other radical groups), nu.or.id (representing NU and moderate groups), and islamlib.com (representing JIL and other liberal groups). The study aims to examine tendency, intensity, discourse functions, and language styles on news and articles in the sites. Discourse Analysis and Content Analysis will be used to dismantle the contents of all sites on the issue of NKRI and Khilafah. It is known that NU (Nahdlatul Ulama, the biggest Islamic organizations in Indonesia) and HTI (Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia) sites have a tendency to always differ on the issue of Khilafah ideology. JIL (Jaringan Islam Liberal; Islam Liberal Network) site was not the main source for news and articles of Khilafah. HTI site is more numerous and more diverse in developing the ideology of Khilafah. This is natural because HTI site has a primary mission to campaign for Khilafah ideology and counteract all different views. It is also known in discourse functions that the sites commonly use directive function and referential function. In the language style, the sites use persuasive more than narrative. Denotative meaning is more condensed than connotative meaning. The titles in some of the articles look more straightforward and provocative.
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