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PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study

Abu Daud Silong, Zaharah Hassan, Steven Eric Krauss [1] , Abu Daud Silong [2] , Zaharah, Hassan [3] , Steven Eric Krauss [4]

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Though terrorism has existed for more than 2,000 years, the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. brought
international repercussions unlike any previously experienced. In response to the attacks, the U.S.
immediately attempted to build a broad-based anti-terrorism coalition in what is known as the “War
against Terrorism” (WAT) or “War on Terrorism.” Malaysia has its own experiences with terrorism,
such as during the ‘communist emergency’ of the 1950s. In light of Malaysia’s unique history in
overcoming terrorism and the present-day WAT, this study aimed to explore Malaysian’s perceptions
of the WAT. Findings from the study indicate that Malaysians hold mostly negative views on the
WAT, i.e.: they doubt the intentions of the US government; they view the WAT as a fight against
Muslims and as a means for US control; they view the military approach as ineffective; they perceive a
conscious effort to link terrorism to Islam; they view the Western media as being insensitive to non-
Westerners and they believe that the WAT has had little impact on reducing terrorism due to hidden
political agendas. Qualitative findings from the study stress the need for counter-terrorism policy
makers to identify the root-causes of terrorism in order to develop appropriate socio-economic
programs for the poor, marginalized, discontented and discriminated groups in societies

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Bibtex @ { alternatives21079, journal = {Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, eissn = {1303-5525}, address = {Yalova Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {7}, pages = {1 - 14}, doi = {}, title = {PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study}, key = {cite}, author = {Hassan, Zaharah, and Krauss, Steven Eric and Silong, Abu Daud} }
APA Zaharah Hassan, Steven Eric Krauss, A , Silong, A , Hassan, Z , Krauss, S . (2015). PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study. Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations, 7 (2&3), 1-14. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1703/21079
MLA Zaharah Hassan, Steven Eric Krauss, A , Silong, A , Hassan, Z , Krauss, S . "PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 7 (2015): 1-14 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1703/21079>
Chicago Zaharah Hassan, Steven Eric Krauss, A , Silong, A , Hassan, Z , Krauss, S . "PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 7 (2015): 1-14
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ISNAD Zaharah Hassan, Steven Eric Krauss, Abu Daud Silong, , Silong, Abu Daud , Hassan, Zaharah, , Krauss, Steven Eric . "PERCEPTIONS OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM (WAT): A Malaysian Case Study". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 7 / 2&3 (Aralık 2015): 1-14.