‘They are not Muslims’: A critical discourse analysis of the Ahmadiyya sect issue in Indonesia

  title={‘They are not Muslims’: A critical discourse analysis of the Ahmadiyya sect issue in Indonesia},
  author={Andi Muhammad Irawan},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  pages={162 - 181}
  • A. Irawan
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Discourse & Society
This article examines discourse presentations of the Ahmadiyya sect (a self-defined sect of Islam) as created in texts produced by the Islamic Defender Front (Front Pembela Islam/the FPI). The FPI considers Ahmadiyya to be a deviant sect because the sect recognises its founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, as a new prophet of Islam after Prophet Muhammad. This teaching is in sharp contradiction to the belief of the majority of Muslims who believe that Muhammad is the seal of prophethood. This study aims… Expand
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