Skip to comments.Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves 'there is a problem within Islam'
Posted on 06/01/2013 8:57:11 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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.
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Better late than never. Another liberal mugged (it could have been worse-he could have been beheaded) by reality.
‘A problem within Islam’... you think?
“It would have been nice if Blair had reached this obvious conclusion before allowing countless Muslims into the UK during his tenure.”
True, but couldn’t the same be said for GWB?
Looks like Lawrence of Arabia is getting nervous about bringing his tourist and/or business destination home.
Thank goodness he didn’t blame Islam on Facebook or Twitter — he may have been arrested by British police and handed over to Obama’s Department of Justice for a beheading.
hell yes there is a problem with Islam, it is a depraved twisted ideology
Careful now, Tony.
You could get persecuted over here for pointing out the obvious in such an offensive way.
No. More like the problem IS islam.
I hope he doesn’t walk this statement back.
Brilliant deduction, Sherlock.
There is a problem with Islam? How bigoted.
Hey, only ten or fifteen percent of Islamic people take machetes and go on rampages, slashing and beheading people on the street.
The vast majority, say 85 percent, hardly ever strap bombs to themselves blow up a pizza parlor, or kidnap people and behead them on video shouting Allah is the Greatest!
Talk about over reach. Come on.
He’s wrong again. There isn’t a problem with Islam. Islam is the problem.
He’s fast on the uptake that Tony Blair, isn’t he? Ain’t no flies on him.
I’m sorry I completely missed your post. My bad.