Hizb al-Tahrir: Its Ideology and Theory for Collective Radicalization

  • Mohammad Iqbal Ahnaf


Studies on radicalization have paid much attention to individual radicalization, particularly to individuals’ reception of radical ideas and participation in radical activism. This chapter elaborates on the more collective pattern of radicalization. Based on analysis of the theory of change of a global Islamist political movement, Hizb al-Tahrir (HT) or the Liberation Party, this chapter examines how societies might be radicalized. In the perspective of HT, successful radicalization societies could have two possible outcomes: growing distrust towards the existing system and ideological reorientation among a significant segment of societies. These shifts might bring about polarization in societies based on religious or ideological grounds that will help the movement to find allies among power holders in the system who would defect to lead the change HT desires.


Hizb al-Tahrir Khilafah Radicalization Revolution 


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  • Mohammad Iqbal Ahnaf
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  1. 1.Gadjah Mada UniversityYogyakartaIndonesia

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