(FTFs) Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Indonesia

Executive Director of InMind Institute Yon Machmudi, Ph.D. with Masmuhah wrote about ISIS fighters from Indonesia. This article was published by Atlantis Press on Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) and accessible at https://download.atlantis-press.com/article/25891325.pdf

Over the past four years, ISIS has rapidly become the most dangerous of transnational influences on jihadism in Southeast Asia. It has recruited and mobilized hundreds of Southeast Asian fighters for military and other service in Syria and Iraq and has drawn pledges of loyalty from several thousand jihadists in the region. This research is explaining about motivation of foreign terrorist fightes Indonesia joining ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). There are three factors which influenced mostly youth people becoming FTFs in Syria. The role of ideology, The role of financial incentive and material rewards, and the role of internet. To decrease a number of Indonesian FTFs to go to Syria, this study recommend the government to Reinforced Check at External Border; Reformulate Combating Terrorism Criminal Act; socialize deradicalization and dissangement, and strengthening economic empowerment. This study is a qualitative research and using descriptive analysis method.

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