"The NII Inside Out: A Sociologist Goes Undercover" - Lisa Siregar - The Jakarta Globe

Byline: Lisa Siregar; 2011-07-24; The Jakarta Globe; 

Report: Infiltrating the Far Extremes

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". . .Dewi, a sociologist who graduated from the University of Indonesia, decided to look beyond the headlines to find out what the NII was really about after a few of her friends were recruited by the organization. She went undercover in the group in 2008 and 2009 and turned her findings into a book, “Mengapa Saya Memilih Negara Islam” (“Why I Choose an Islamic State”), which was released last month. In the book, Dewi shares her firsthand accounts of the NII’s recruitment methods and details interviews with six former members of the organization. Perhaps her most surprising finding was that the NII is hardly the threat to the state that is portrayed in the media. . ."

Description:Writer Dewi Triana went undercover to try and reveal the secrets of the outlawed Indonesian Islamic State to write her book, "Mengapa Saya Memilih Negara Islam" ("Why I Choose an Islamic State").

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