Muslimers radikalisering i Vesten

Maria Chopart, Jesper Ravn, Nicolai Schou, Lykke Boisen & Camilla Juelsbjerg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this project is to shed light on the radicalization process among muslims which will be answered in an entirely theoretical way. The intention of this project is to achieve a bigger understanding for the processes, which can make muslims radicalized even though they are raised in a Western society. The project will be working on a basis of the research question: How can Islamic radicalization in Western societies be understood based on sociological perspectives? To answer this the following three hypotheses have been put forward: Hypothesis 1: Cultural differences between muslims and the Western people in the society can lead to segregation and conflicts. Hypothesis 2: The reproduction of Muslims social and cultural characteristics, which are different from the Western charactetistics, is maintaining marginalization in Western societies. Hypothesis 3: The lack of affiliation can make the individual search for an identity and extreme acknowledgement, which in the worst case can lead to religious radicalization. To answer the hypotheses a deductive method has been used. The validation of the hypotheses has been tested in the project through out a theoretical comparative analysis. In the end it will be discussed whether the chosen theories can help explain radicalization. Further more there is a conclusion based on the analysis and the discussion. In the end the project will be put into perspective including possibilities of further work. The project has come up with a possible connection between hypothesis 1 and 2, which can lead to hypothesis 3. Based on this the projects has concluded that there may appear a lack of affiliation among the muslims. The lack may appear because of the segregation and marginalization that is a reaction to the cultural meeting. In hypothesis 3 it is concluded that the lack of affiliation among muslims makes them search for an identity, which can lead to Islamic radicalization.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereShahamak Rezaei


  • Muslimer
  • Radikalisering