Pattani central mosque in Southern Thailand as sanctuary from violence

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This article describes the real quality of Pattani Central Mosque to depict another picture of mosques in southern Thailand that has been alleged as an arena for the spreading of Islamic radical ideas and the recruiting of young people into 'martyrs' against the Thai Government. It is not doubted, the 2004 Kru-ze Mosque incident reflects the failure of places of worship as a 'sanctuary from violence'. Consequently, there are questions about the kind of practices taking place in Islamic teaching, mosque management, and the views held by mosque stakeholders (Imam, the preachers, and congregation) toward good governance, human rights and the anticipation of radicalism given the current situation in Pattani. In sum, Pattani Central Mosque instead seems to be composed of a fairly equal mixture of moderate and more conservative believers rather than those with radical and extreme tendencies.




Ridwan. (2014). Pattani central mosque in Southern Thailand as sanctuary from violence. Indonesian Journal of Islam and Muslim Societies, 4(2), 213–232.

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