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Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boko Haram's brutal race against time

The militant Nigerian sect Boko Haram is now threatening the security of neighbouring country Cameroon. On the weekend the Islamists killed several people and kidnapped the wife of the deputy prime minister, as well as a mayor. The liberal daily Dagens Nyheter reacts with disgust: "In its total recklessness and fanaticism Boko Haram resembles Isil in Iraq. The fundamentalists want to freeze society and banish the prevailing disorder. In their eyes the quest for this paradisical state justifies all acts of brutality. This tendency exists in less extreme forms in many other places in the world. But it's a race against time. ... Nigeria too is slowly succumbing to the pull of globalisation and modernisation. Boko Haram will have a hard time prevailing in the long term. Admittedly this is small consolation for the thousands of innocent people who are affected each day by the sect's advance."

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