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"The merit of this book lies in the way in which it combines an analysis of the ideology of terror with a study of the methodology of terror."
The Strait Times
"Singh sees kinship as being a vital element in the makeup of al-Jamaat al-Islamiyah--the organization responsible for the Bali nightclub bombings in October 2002. The people who form terror groups have to know and trust one another. In most Muslim societies it is kinship, rather than shared ideological values, that generates relations of trust."
The New York Review of Books
"Singh writes a detailed and carefully defined analysis of the growth of Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. Professor Singh is conscientious about defining the Islamic terms that he uses, noting their multiple meanings; however, he does not box himself in with overly narrow definitions. The book is organized into a well-written introduction; four chapters outlining the history of religious extremism and terrorism in Southeast Asia (principally Indonesia), the growth of transnational terrorist organizations, and the problems of counterterrorism policy in Southeast Asia; and a conclusion outlining policy suggestions for the governments of the region. Professor Singh's detailed knowledge of Islamic movements in Southeast Asia, and particularly Al-Jama'ah al-Islamiyyah, makes the book an interesting read complete with organizational charts and graphs of terrorist organizations and their global links…..Recommended. Research and professional collections."