Skip to comments.Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby PROVES 'there is a problem within Islam'
Posted on 06/01/2013 5:30:03 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
Tony Blair today makes his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing Street by launching an outspoken attack on the problem within Islam.
The former Prime Minister addresses the shocking killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he or any front-rank British politician has gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism.
Writing in todays Mail on Sunday, he departs from the usual argument that Islam is a peaceful religion that should not be tainted by the actions of a few extremists.
Instead, Mr Blair urges governments to be honest and admit that the problem is more widespread.
There is a problem within Islam from the adherents of an ideology which is a strain within Islam, he writes.
We have to put it on the table and be honest about it. Of course there are Christian extremists and Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu ones. But I am afraid this strain is not the province of a few extremists. It has at its heart a view about religion and about the interaction between religion and politics that is not compatible with pluralistic, liberal, open-minded societies.
He adds: At the extreme end of the spectrum are terrorists, but the world view goes deeper and wider than it is comfortable for us to admit. So by and large we dont admit it.
The former PMs remarks come as David Cameron prepares to make a Commons statement about the Woolwich murder tomorrow afternoon.
The statement will come just hours after the first meeting of the Prime Ministers Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders tomorrow morning.
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“There is a problem within Islam .”
Really, Tony. Ya think?
Gee, ya don’t say...
Will they arrest Tony for speaking against Islam and hurting Islamist wittle feeewings?
The West needs to realize that their grandchildren are going to be religious, and that we have the opportunity to pick their religion.
If we go back to our churches, bring our families, and teach our children the value of Christian faith, our grandchildren will be Christian.
If we sleep in Sunday morning, ignore our Christian heritage and pursue our hedonistic desires, our grandchildren will be Muslims.
We get to choose.
I an age where stating the obvious is increasingly dangerous to one’s life and position, I’ll give props to Tony Blair for saying this.
“Christian extremists and Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu ones”
I notice Blair doesn’t care to cite any examples.
No such thing as a true Jew or Christian or Buddhist or Hindu that hack a person, a good person apart in the name of his religion
He’s part of the problem
Mr. Fabian Socialist speaks.
He is the first past or present political leader in the western world to say it. So I will give him kudos.
Gee, uh, Tony...guess you shouldn’t have let so many of them in, eh?
Isn’t Blair responsible for all the Welfare and benifits the Muslims are getting? Especially, the wife of a Muslim Inman , who is living in a Million
Pound home, rent free?
Watch it Tony. You don’t want to bad-mouth the muzzies. Earache Holder will be after you.
I have a problem with the word "within." It should be the word "with." There is a problem with Islam. No doubts about it.
Blair must be given at least *some* credit.After all,many Western lefties...particularly European ones...absolute refuse to publicly acknowledge this as Blair did.