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Journal: Jurnal Ledalero (Vol.18, No. 1)

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Page : 22-60

Keywords : Politics; Islamism; Ideology; Ideological Thought;

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Islamism has all of the characteristics of other secular ideologies, such as the faith that it has and offers the one and only absolute truth and thus claims that it reserves the right to impose law which must be obeyed by the society. Its ideological thought which can endanger peace is that political views are considered to be truth. On this basis, the society tends to be mapped out according to the right/wrong schema and therefore the owners of truth feel legitimized to disregard and oppress groups which they consider wrong. This has a serious consequence for realistic understanding of what politics is. One typical, main characteristic of an ideological thought is that obliterating enemies is considered as an essential part of political duties, which is a principle to watch out for. Politics is not theory but praxis (action) and hence there is no absoluteness. Consequently, there are always pro and contra, the need for consideration, and the possibility of compromises. In all political process, there would be the winner and loser, but there would be no right and wrong. The role of politics lies in an effort to ensure peaceful social life with freedom and justice among people of different religious backgrounds who are determined to build a nation together.

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