Hizb ut-Tahrir i Danmark og Storbritannien: Samtidige transnationale og nationale tendenser


  • Kirstine Sinclair




Hizb ut-Tahrir, Danmark, Storbritannien, transnationalitet


This article discusses national and transnational tendencies in the global Islamist enterprise Hizb utTahrir. In the article, it is argued that one can find simultaneous national and transnational tendencies Hizb ut-Tahrir depending on what level of the organisation one studies. Thus, the article distinguishes between four analytical levels: an ideological level, an organisational level, a practical memberoriented level and finally a media-related level. On the ideological level, Hizb ut-Tahrir is transnational, and this is also reflected in self-perceptions among members. However, on the organisational and practical levels, the tendency is that national branches are becoming more and more different according to their different contexts. And also the media-related level of the organisation – internet activities and websites which by definition are not tied to territory and can address audiences world wide – turn out to be marked by local and national agendas and preferences to a growing extent.

Author Biography

Kirstine Sinclair

Kirstine Sinclair (f. 1976). Adjunkt i moderne Mellemøststudier ved Syddansk Universitet. Arbejder især med muslimske minoritetsorganisationer i Vesteuropa – herunder islamistiske organisationer. Forsvarede i 2010 sin ph.d.-afhandling om Hizb ut-Tahrir kaldet The Caliphate as Homeland: Hizb ut-Tahrir in Denmark and Britain, og har siden redigeret bogen Lived Space: Reconsidering Transnationalism among Muslim Minorities (Peter Lang, 2011) om muslimske minoriteter i Vesteuropa.




How to Cite

Sinclair, K. (2017). Hizb ut-Tahrir i Danmark og Storbritannien: Samtidige transnationale og nationale tendenser. Scandinavian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6(1), 37–53. https://doi.org/10.7146/tifo.v6i1.25305



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