Islamic Education and Politics in Contemporary Cambodia
This chapter discusses the history of modern Islamic education in Cambodia and the differentiation and discord that have marked that education. It begins with a short overview of the varieties of Cambodian Muslims. It then briefly discusses the historical ties between Cambodian Muslims and Muslims in the Malay Peninsula and southern Thailand, and presents an overview of the first movement of Islamic reform in Cambodia. Next, is considers the situation for Muslims under the Khmer Rouge regime (April 17, 1975 to January 7, 1979); the period before and after UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority of Cambodia, February 1992–September 1993); and following the arrival of the Jama'ah Tabligh, or Dakwah Tabligh as they are called in Cambodia. This chapter emphasizes that Muslim education and society in contemporary Cambodia is no longer being shaped by local actors alone. Today's plurality of actors and visions has created a struggle for the heart and soul of Cambodian Islam, a struggle that takes on particular force in the country's Islamic schools.
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