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To tackle Islamist extremism, we must rekindle pride in the British traditions of dissent, democracy and solidarity
The barbarism of IS can never be justified. Yet it is incumbent on political leaders in Britain to try to explain and tackle the very real appeal that fighting in Syria exerts for some.
When moderate Muslim groups use takfirism to tackle extremism, this intolerant doctrine is not challenged but reaffirmed.
The implications for the Muslim world are grave if the liberal/progressive voices lose the battle for the very soul of the faith.
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.