Identity Politics of Veiled Women in Indonesia (Case Study on Niqab Squad Community)


  • Sahran Saputra ,Yurisna Tanjung ,Efendi Augus


identity politics, Niqab Squad community


This study discusses the political movement of veiled women's identity by the Niqab Squad community. This study aims to discover how the Niqab Squad community builds its identity politics as a resistance to Islamophobia that is accused of veiled women. This research uses a qualitative case study approach using a mixed methodology in qualitative data collection techniques. In addition to in-depth interviews with informants, the research also uses the NVivo electronic database. Using the NVivo software system, the author can compile high-frequency words and patterns directly related to Islamophobia and the movement to build identity politics by the women's community with veils on social media. This study indicates that the Niqab Squad community carries out social piety movements to create their political identity as resistance to Islamophobia. The internet and social media are also used in making movement framing. When referring to the articulation typology of Islamic social movements, the social piety movement they built is part of an emancipatory-transformative Islamic social movement. This is reflected in the social, humanitarian activities routinely carried out by the Niqab Squad community.