Radikalisering af unge i Danmark

Martin Schmidt, Ida Kaplan Hansen & Pernille Østergård Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This project examines why some young people in Denmark are radicalized and which factors partic-ularly contributes to their radicalization processes. The project centers around different radicaliza-tion theories and also includes a psychological perspective. There are many factors e.g. personal crisis, diagnoses and lack of education that expose especially young people to the vulnerability of being radicalized. The project analyses and compares two cases in which two young Danes, Natascha Colding-Olsen and Victor Kristensen, have gone through a radicalization process. They have been introduced to Islam, which has given them a community and a feeling of belonging but where they later on develop a more radical understanding of the religion. They both show interest in the use of violence, which is seen by the fact that Natascha is imprisoned for planning the bombing of two schools and Victor ending his life in a suicide mission for Islamic State. The project discusses why they are radicalized and whether the outcome would have been different if they had been intro-duced to another religion, ideology or community. Furthermore, it is discussed whether these two cases say something in general about why some young people are more vulnerable towards radi-calization. It is concluded that Natascha and Victor have different prerequisites towards being radi-calized and because of the fact that they both experienced some of the factors mentioned above, which made them more vulnerable, it indicates that it could actually happen to anyone.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider46
VejledereChris Holmsted Larsen


  • Radikalisering