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Olsson, S. & Sorgenfrei, S. (2022). Editorial: Nordic fundamentalism. Approaching Religion, 12(2), 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: Nordic fundamentalism
2022 (English)In: Approaching Religion, E-ISSN 1799-3121, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 1-3Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, 2022
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49232 (URN)10.30664/ar.119382 (DOI)000811871700001 ()2-s2.0-85132359334 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-06-14 Created: 2022-06-14 Last updated: 2022-11-03Bibliographically approved
Olsson, S., Sorgenfrei, S. & Svensson, J. (2022). Puritan Salafists in a Liberal Democratic Context. In: Ahlerup, Linda; Ahlin, Filip; Ranstorp, Magnus (Ed.), Salafi-Jihadism and Digital Media: The Nordic and International Context (pp. 92-112). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Puritan Salafists in a Liberal Democratic Context
2022 (English)In: Salafi-Jihadism and Digital Media: The Nordic and International Context / [ed] Ahlerup, Linda; Ahlin, Filip; Ranstorp, Magnus, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 92-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, Susanne Olsson, Simon Sorgenfrei, and Jonas Svensson analyse some of the narratives presented by one of the most prominent Swedish Salafi online forums: Islam.nu. While advocating a non-violent, inward-looking interpretation, puritan Salafists clearly still separate the in-group from the out-group. By using two different case studies, examining the narratives presented in relation to COVID-19 as well as the issue of gender roles, the chapter probes into the possible tension between the Salafi ideology and existing norms and expectations within the liberal democratic society of Sweden. While clearly expressing ideals that deviate from some of the more mainstream views within Swedish society, the authors highlight that it is clear from the cases examined that the surrounding society indeed does affect the narratives presented. For example, one of the cases show that the group seeks to promote a “positive” image of Islam in relation to gender issues, and that the narratives presented are adjusted according to the values of the mainstream society. While perhaps not constituting a threat to society, the authors still highlight that the decision of some organisations and public agencies to cooperate with puritan Salafists entails certain risks. These collaborations run the risk of giving legitimacy to conservative groups that promote undemocratic values, which might endanger the rights and freedoms of certain individuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
Series
Political Violence
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49487 (URN)10.4324/9781003261315-5 (DOI)9781003261315 (ISBN)9781032198842 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-07-04 Created: 2022-07-04 Last updated: 2022-07-04Bibliographically approved
Olsson, S., Roald, A. S., Sorgenfrei, S. & Svensson, J. (2022). Wahhabism i Sverige: nätverk, praktiker, mission. Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wahhabism i Sverige: nätverk, praktiker, mission
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB), 2022. p. 21
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48161 (URN)978-91-7927-223-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2018-41
Available from: 2022-01-19 Created: 2022-01-19 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S. & Olsson, S. (2021). Förord (2ed.). In: Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (pp. 8-13). Stockholm: Liber
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2021 (Swedish)In: Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion / [ed] Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, 2, p. 8-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46298 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Olsson, S. & Sorgenfrei, S. (Eds.). (2021). Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (2ed.). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion
2021 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021. p. 336 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46292 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S., Larsson, G. & Olsson, S. (2021). Islam i Europa och Förenta staterna (2ed.). In: Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (pp. 308-327). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islam i Europa och Förenta staterna
2021 (Swedish)In: Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion / [ed] Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, 2, p. 308-327Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46297 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S. & Olsson, S. (2021). Islam söder om Sahara (2ed.). In: Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (pp. 239-248). Stockholm: Liber
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2021 (Swedish)In: Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion / [ed] Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, 2, p. 239-248Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46295 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S. & Olsson, S. (2021). Islamisk teologi (2ed.). In: Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (pp. 114-128). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islamisk teologi
2021 (Swedish)In: Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion / [ed] Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, 2, p. 114-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46293 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S. & Olsson, S. (2021). Salafism (2ed.). In: Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion (pp. 282-295). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Salafism
2021 (Swedish)In: Islam: en religionsvetenskaplig introduktion / [ed] Susanne Olsson; Simon Sorgenfrei, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, 2, p. 282-295Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021 Edition: 2
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46296 (URN)9789147143702 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-30 Created: 2021-08-30 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Olsson, S. & Sorgenfrei, S. (2019). Islam and Islamic Studies in Scandinavia. In: William R. Thomson (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Politics: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islam and Islamic Studies in Scandinavia
2019 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Politics / [ed] William R. Thomson, Oxford University Press, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Islam in the Scandinavian countries—Denmark, Norway, and Sweden—has a long history. There are evidences of contacts between Scandinavia and the Muslim world at least since the Middle Ages. The presence of Muslims in Scandinavia is however of a later date and more established from the 1950s, when immigrants arrived, mainly due to the needs in the labor markets; they successively established congregations and mosques, as they realized that they were to stay in their new countries. Following this period, Muslim migrants have arrived due to geopolitical factors, such as war, which have increased the number of Muslims and their presence and visibility in public space and public debate, which in turn has affected the media image of Islam and Muslims and influenced research. The research on Islam and Muslims has a long history in Scandinavia as well. With the increase of Muslim inhabitants in Scandinavian countries, scholarly interests have also related more to the present and to the study of their own Muslim populations, as well as case studies related to Islamophobia, media images, Muslims in the school systems and labor market, and specific incidents, such as the cartoon crisis and its aftermath.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
Keywords
Islam in Scandinavia, Muslims in Scandinavia, Islamophobia, migration, integration, politics and religion
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38084 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.658 (DOI)9780190228637 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved
Projects
Confessional Islamic Teaching in Sweden [P09-0677:1-E_RJ]; Södertörn University; Publications
Kersten, C. & Olsson, S. (2013). Introduction: Alternative Islamic Discourse andreligious Authority (1ed.). In: Carool Kersten and Susanne Olsson (Ed.), Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority: (pp. 1-15). London: AshgateOlsson, S. (2011). Var får muslimer bo?: nutida tolkningar av islamisk juridik (1ed.). In: Susanne Olsson och Simon Sorgenfrei (Ed.), Perspektiv på islam: En vänbok till Christer Hedin (pp. 212-217). Stockholm: Dialogos
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4855-389X

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