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The background of this research is the society's construction of radicalism which is identified
with religious attributes, such as sirwal pants and veils. Especially in the campus scope which
is the hotbed for the spread of radicalism. Therefore, through the social construction theory of
Peter L. Berger, this research explores the construction of radicalism for those who are radically
constructed by society, namely students of sirwal pants and veils. So that the purpose of this
study is to identify the characteristics and constructs of radicalism according to students in
sirwal pants and veils. The qualitative approach used, through observation, interviews and
documentation. Meanwhile, the results of this study indicate that there is a potential for some
students to lead to radicalism through the projection of the Islamic religious state system.
Moreover, students with short pants and veils also construct radicalism as violence, extremism,
egocentricity, acts of infidelity, intolerance, deviance, demanding change, countergovernment, projections to hate certain religions, carry the name of Islam and are scientifically
oriented. Meanwhile, students of sirwal trousers and veils themselves did not question the
radical stigma attached to the use of sirwal pants and veils. However, some have questioned
the ambiguity of the idea of radicalism by the government and the state's repressive apparatus.
Keywords : Social Construction, Radicalism, Sirwal Pants, Veils.