Members of Islamist group controlling local football club
Researcher concerned that radicals now running Brøndby's oldest football club have direct access to young people
Last year at an extraordinary general meeting of the Brøndby Strand football club (BSI), Hizb ut-Tahrir members Zahid Mansoor and Ibrahim Atrach were given places on the club's board. Today, they are respectively the chairman and treasurer of the club, a fact that has made some nervous.
One of the leading researchers in Hizb ut-Tahrir, Kirstine Sinclair from the University of Southern Denmark, fears that the new board members will use the club to advance their religious agenda.
"It is unpleasant that they lead a football club that has direct access to young men and boys," Sinclair told Ekstra Bladet newspaper. "They do not have a democratic spirit and they discriminate against other minority groups in society," Sinclair said, referring to Hizb ut-Tahrir's stated disdain for homosexuals and Jews.
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