The implications for the Muslim world are grave if the liberal/progressive voices lose the battle for the very soul of the faith.
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The contemporary agitation for a Caliphate is a struggle to establish a totalitarian state that bears little resemblance to Muslim empires of the past.
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.
The menace of Boko Haram is rooted in the nihilistic philosophy of islamism, not poverty, suffering or neglect.
Its obsession with threatening education distinguishes Boko Haram from other salafi-jihadist organisations, writes Jonathan Russell.