KONSTRUKSI IDENTITAS MUSLIM PAPUA (STUDI TERHADAP KIPRAH MAJELIS MUSLIM PAPUA DI ERA OTONOMI KHUSUS)
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This study describes the identity construction of the Muslim Council of Papua (MPP) through the process of externalization, objectification and internalization. MPP has a significant role in socio-political life in Papua amid Christian domination. Muslims are considered to be an "unauthorized" group taking an important part in the process of life in Papua. "Muslim Council of Papua" was formed which aimed to gather Muslims the political and social dynamics after regional autonomy. This type of research is descriptive qualitative with data collection techniques through interviews and literature studies. The results showed that the social construction of the Papuan Muslim Council was passed based on 3 fundamental processes, the first was external construction through the spread of Muslims in Papua which was formed to fight for the interests of Muslim groups in Papua and the general publik. Second, objectification which shows that the role of MPP is not only limited to the interests of Muslims but also its involvement in the Papuan People's Assembly, especially its involvement in the local election in Papua. While in the internalization process, the role of the Papuan Muslim Council is able to provide an overview of the condition of Papua which is multi-religious and able to coexist with other religions.