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.
Twice a day a busted town clock is on the right time...way to go Mr Former Prime Minister...now , whatcha going to do when those folks come for you ? eh?
Aint no flies on him.
No, you are not being honest about it Mr. Blair. Yes, it is true that A-holes come in all shapes and denominations ('There is none Righteous, no, not one'), but these are not 'Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or Hindu extremists'. Their Holy books and practices do not condone murder. Islam is unique because these 'extremists' are merely following out their marching orders from their Mad Prophet (and the satanic force that stood behind him).
That is the honest message that needs to be put on the table.
Tony Blair qualifies for the Captain Obvious Award. Gosh, Tony, it really is good to see someone of importance recognize there IS a problem with Islam. Unfortunately the majority of the British government does not.
Captain Obvious refuses comment.
A skeptical me thinks that Tonmyra more interested in saving his legacy and prevent from going down as the worst PM in British history than he is in saving Britain.
The violent problem within Islam started with its founder and is part of its core.
“Crime is personal....
War is impersonal....
....The murderer has personal ‘motives’ for his actions, but the ‘motives’ of the soldier are irrelevant.
In war, ...it is the organization that matters more than the individual. ....Wasting time predicting the movements of individual armies instead of soldiers is not productive..... Attempting to understand terrorists as individuals, rather than members of a mass movement is equally a waste of time.”
Daniel Greenfield quote
Is this satire? Where is the usual excuse for their violence.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Thank you for that! I’m so tired of the equivalency garbage. Time to “keep it real” as Bill Maher said. Even HE recognizes that there’s only one faith which calls for your death if you reject it or leave it. Only one. (Hint: It’s not Christianity!) Thankfully more and more are having to do such a dance around the truth in order to avoid it as to make it less and less possible to do so.
He’s the Lord of the Flies, don’t you know?
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Better not say that here lest you invite a visit from the FBI!
Yeah, it's full of islamists, moslems, jihadis, imams and other assorted murdering freaks.
It could also be Blair see’s the writing on the wall. No leadership from the
elites on their Muslim problem is causing more Brits to look elsewhere
for leadership, such as the EDL and the Independent Party.
All the people who are constantly bleating “Diversity! We need diversity!”
Do they even have a clue how much DIVERSITY there would be if the muslims get the upper hand?
ZERO diversity! That’s how much!
Zero deviation from worshiping their false god and pedophile prophet!
It sure didn’t start with Blair..........Enoch Powell warned the Brits back in the 60s about letting the Muslims in.
Hey Tony, look—a squirrel!
There really wasn’t any problems with islam until about 622 AD.
>>You could get persecuted over here for pointing out the obvious in such an offensive way.
Even more so in the UK. But that is just for the little people and EDL members.
Remember when you were still immature and wanted to do something because everyone else does it and mother would reply calmly, "So if he jumped off the roof...?"
Doing something stupid, because another has already done it (regardless of result) is not the purview of healthy adulthood; certainly not a desirable trait in a leader or statesman.
Unfortunately, 15% of all muslims is 180,000,000 Mass Murdering Muslims.
Back in 2002, when we were in the grip of mindless political correctness, some moderator on this forum suspended me for three days for using the MMM sobriquet.
For some, the light is a long time coming.