Radicalization Among Young Muslims in Aarhus

The recently established Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalization has published its first research report entitled “Radicalization among Young Muslims in Aarhus”.

The new research report investigates the results of applying the Danish authorities’ definition of radicalization to existing Danish Muslim environments in Denmark, which are widely denoted as “radical”. One of the main findings is that these environments do not seem to generate extensive hate to democracy or the Western World, rather the rejection of democracy should be seen as a result of individual choices.

The report concludes that used rigidly the definitions of radicalization provided by the Danish Police Intelligence Service and the Danish government are not very fruitful.