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DARUL ISLAM. Popularly called DI, Darul Islam is the name given to the Islamic insurgent movement in West Java, Indonesia, that challenged the legitimacy and authority of the newly independentRepublicofIndonesiabetween 1948 and 1962. Led by Sukarmadji Maridjan Kartosuwiryo (1905-1962), the Darul Islam's military forces, officially known as the Indonesian Islamic Army (Tentera Islam Indonesia or TII) from its bases in West Java's Sunda highlands sought to give effect to the proclamation (7 August ...more

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