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Title: FEARING THE ENEMY WITHIN: A STUDY OF INTRA-MUSLIM PREJUDICE AMONG SINGAPOREAN MUSLIMS
Authors: NURUL FADIAH JOHARI
Keywords: Shi'ism, Liberal Islam, Prejudice, Sectarianism, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic resurgence
Issue Date: 29-Dec-2016
Source: NURUL FADIAH JOHARI (2016-12-29). FEARING THE ENEMY WITHIN: A STUDY OF INTRA-MUSLIM PREJUDICE AMONG SINGAPOREAN MUSLIMS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study seeks to discuss the problem of intra-Muslim prejudice among Muslims in Singapore, namely towards the Shiite and liberal Muslims. These Muslims are perceived to be the deviant Other. Such prejudices point towards an increasingly exclusivist Muslim community in Singapore, who are largely influenced by regional experiences and sentiments. The prejudice stems from the belief that these groups are deviant and are threats to the Muslims from within. I aim to demonstrate how the growing exclusivism, manifested through such prejudices, point to the deeper problem of the fundamentalist religious orientation among contemporary Malay-Muslims in Singapore. This study thus seeks to understand the problem of fundamentalism through the traits of the prejudiced personality, such as authoritarianism, institutionalism and the need for definiteness. It will be argued that religious fundamentalism, as manifested through the traits of the prejudiced personality, reflect the deeper insecurities within the Malay-Muslim community.
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