Ghaffar Hussain, the Managing Director of Quilliam, historicises the Caliphate to show what little relevance it has in the modern world
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TweetToo many young Muslims are going abroad to fight with ISIS – but we should talk about this without posturing or point-scoring. In June, shortly before ISIS’s take-over of large chunks of northern Iraq, British Muslim commentator and journalist Sharif Nashashibi wrote: “One would be forgiven for thinking there is an exodus of British Muslims […]
The Daily Mail’s attempt to start a culture war appears to be unstoppable, even in the face of hard facts.
The implications for the Muslim world are grave if the liberal/progressive voices lose the battle for the very soul of the faith.
However well-meaning attempts by non-Muslims to define Islam are, they are ultimately counter-productive.
In a Northern European democracy in 2014, we should not be capitulating to the most regressive, reactionary forces in Islam, but rather supporting those reformist voices who speak out.