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.