Conflict Self-Inflicted: Dispute, Incivility, and the Threat of Violence in an Indian Muslim Community

@article{Didier2004ConflictSD,
  title={Conflict Self-Inflicted: Dispute, Incivility, and the Threat of Violence in an Indian Muslim Community},
  author={Brian J. Didier},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={63},
  pages={61 - 80}
}
For the Muslim community of Androth Island, 1986 was a turbulent year. A loose band of ideologically affiliated clerics (ulema)-all Sunni traditionalists and proponents of Sufi piety-decided to form the island's first Islamic-law-protection committee, Jameyyathu Himayathi Shareeathil Islamiya (JHSI). Not long after its founding, the group issued an extraordinary fatwa. An innocuous legal ruling on obscure points of Islamic law this was not; rather, it was a provocative fatwa of condemnation… Expand
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