The justification of the wife of terror convicts in their husband`s terrorism activities


  • Any Rufaidah Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Nahdatul Ulama (STAINU), Indonesia
  • Sarlito W. Sarwono Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Persada Indonesia YAI, Indonesia
  • Idhamsyah Eka Putra Pusat Riset Ilmu Kepolisian, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


terrorism, interpretation, terror convict's wife


Terrorism is one of the topics that have been studied much by psychology at least in one and half last decades. Many research explained motivation, personality tendention, and thinking structure of terrorist's. But studies to terrorist’s wives were not much conducted yet. Terrorist’s wives are individuals which not always have same thought with the husband. Eventhough they have high conformity level, not all of them adopt husband’s thought. There are wives that more inclusive or more radical than their husband. This research purpose to know how wives means terror act of husband. Whether they accept or decline. Wive’s interpretation is also explain whether they agree or deny to terror act commontly. The participants of this research are 4 wives of terror convict in Jakarta, Semarang, and Cilacap. The approach used is qualitative with interview method and qualitative thematic analysis as analysis technic. The data is displayed descriptively with excerpts of interview to give strengthening. The result shows that 2 wives think that their husbands’ terror act is right. They handling husbands’ acts are da’wah and struggling for Islam, not terror. 2 others wives think that their husbands are wrong. Their husbands are convicted due to against the law. If husband does not against the law, they will not be convicted. This research also finds that the difficult live which wive facing for convict time of husband is not always linear with declining to terror act.


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Rufaidah, A., Sarwono, S. W., & Putra, I. E. (2017). The justification of the wife of terror convicts in their husband`s terrorism activities. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 4(1), 11–28.



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