Perception and attitudes toward terrorism in a Muslim majority country

Kamarulnizam Abdullah, Rizal Sukma, Ma'ruf Jamhari, Mazilan Musa

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Abstract

The purpose of this research article is to examine and to ascertain whether general public in a Muslim majority country do support organized violence and terrorism. The discussion focuses on Malaysia as a case study. The study adopted a quantitative approach with questionnaires being used as the instrument for data collection. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The results show that the Malaysian public do not support terrorism. The findings also found that ethnicity and religiosity have important bearings toward political violence and terrorism. Malay-Muslims, for instance, tend to exhibit some inclinations toward aggressive attitude compared to that of non-Malay Muslims. Furthermore, the study also found hat gender, race, religion and occupation do play a part in determining perception on acts of terror.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Political violence
  • Public perception and attitudes
  • Terrorism

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Perception and attitudes toward terrorism in a Muslim majority country. / Abdullah, Kamarulnizam; Sukma, Rizal; Jamhari, Ma'ruf; Musa, Mazilan.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2012, p. 77-89.

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Abdullah, Kamarulnizam ; Sukma, Rizal ; Jamhari, Ma'ruf ; Musa, Mazilan. / Perception and attitudes toward terrorism in a Muslim majority country. In: Asian Social Science. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 77-89.
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