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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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.
Nothing like stating the bleeding obvious Tone
Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves ‘there is a problem within Islam’
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I normally go through the entire thread so as to not duplicate an answer/idea,-—haven’t run through this yet, quite a few before me BUT this thread should set a record for the many different “Capt Obvious” photos etc than we have seen in recent history.
True, but couldnt the same be said for GWB?
Absolutely, . . . and SHOULD be said for GWB!
The problem — as Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has been pointing out for some time — is not with some segment of Islam.
The problem is with Islam. Anyone with an eighth-grade education who reads Islamic teaching can see that.
That some Muslims choose to be/seem to be “moderate” no more lessens the reality that Islam MANDATES jihad, taqiyya, sharia, etc, than the fact thata pro-abortion nun talking to Obama lessens the reality that the Roman Catholic Church MANDATES opposition to abortion.
This reminds me of what a jackass Dubya was with Islam after 9/11. The problem within Islam lies “within” the covers of the Koran. Ignoring this was like ignoring the content of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
I love Enoch Powell because of his integrity and the accuracy of his predictions, but he was not the first prominent Brit to warn of the dangers of immigration from the Third World.
Oswald Mosley was warning about such immigration in the 50s...
And Winston Churchill ran on a slogan to “Keep England White” in the mid 50s...
I have located the "problem within Islam"...
Above: The Qu'ran
Not at all. The sooner Western Civilization realizes this, the better off the planet will be.
Powell’s point was about culture, not race. He himself despised racism.
So the UK left was utterly wrong to decry him as a racist, whilst the extreme racist right in the UK was and are wrong to see him as a hero.