Mass murder in the name of Islam should be condemned by Muslims with the same kind of collective “ferocity” shown during rallies against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet, a radicalisation expert has urged.

Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamic radical who later advised David Cameron’s government on fighting extremism, said: “The ferocity of response from the Muslim community against petty things like cartoons is incomparable to the kind of silence we witness in response to these attacks, and, in the long-term, to the sort of views that lead to these attacks. Showing solidarity is not apologising for it. Isis could not have recruited 6,000 European-born-and-raised Muslims if not for the fact that those ideas had been spread within Muslim communities for decades. Isis merely…

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