Sacralizing Security: Religion, Violence and Authority (SACRASEC) ERC Consolidator Project


Urban Islam and Security

Andy Fuller and Zaki Arrobi have edited a special edition of Inside Indonesia, which has grown out of their work for the Sacralizing Security project. In this edition of Inside Indonesia their contributors also extend their analysis, beyond solely touching on security issues, to adjacent themes related to contemporary Islamic practice and identity politics.

Part of the aim of this brief snapshot of articles on urban Islam and security is to highlight the multiple ways in which Islam is articulated and drawn upon, as well as how its political symbolism is of particularly strong currency in the post-Reformasi era. We believe that in the lead up to the 2024 elections the contested nature of what Islam is and means, will continue to be increasingly important.

Read the full issue here: Inside Indonesia: Edition 153