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Book: Contemporary Puritan Salafism

Chapter: Epilogue

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27344


The epilogue discusses the main results of the study and shows how the ideology promoted by the group results in a strategy that can be called a ‘sunnisized self-minoritization’, where the local teachers, occupying a position of sacred authority, function as intermediaries between the religious elite and revelation and the participants in the Swedish local setting. Through the local teachers, the truth is transmitted and those who want to reach a place in Heaven are motivated to comply with the program of action, thus constructing a messianic utopia.

Chapter Contributors

  • Susanne Olsson ( - solsson) 'Stockholm University'