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Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves 'there is a problem within Islam'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 1, 2013 | Glen Owen

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 today’s 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 don’t admit it.’

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; blair; duplicate; islam; leerigby; tonyblair; tonyblairislam; tonyblairmuslims; uk; woolwich
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It would have been nice if Blair had reached this obvious conclusion before allowing countless Muslims into the UK during his tenure.
1 posted on 06/01/2013 8:57:11 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Better late than never. Another liberal mugged (it could have been worse-he could have been beheaded) by reality.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 9:04:53 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

‘A problem within Islam’... you think?


3 posted on 06/01/2013 9:06:04 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

duh alert


4 posted on 06/01/2013 9:06:17 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“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?


5 posted on 06/01/2013 9:06:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Looks like Lawrence of Arabia is getting nervous about bringing his tourist and/or business destination home.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 9:07:51 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 9:08:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

BTTT


8 posted on 06/01/2013 9:08:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

hell yes there is a problem with Islam, it is a depraved twisted ideology


9 posted on 06/01/2013 9:09:43 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Careful now, Tony.

You could get persecuted over here for pointing out the obvious in such an offensive way.


10 posted on 06/01/2013 9:10:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
'there is a problem within Islam'

No. More like the problem IS islam.

11 posted on 06/01/2013 9:11:55 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I hope he doesn’t walk this statement back.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 9:14:43 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Brilliant deduction, Sherlock.

13 posted on 06/01/2013 9:15:50 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves 'there is a problem within Islam'"


14 posted on 06/01/2013 9:18:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


15 posted on 06/01/2013 9:18:14 PM PDT by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

He’s wrong again. There isn’t a problem with Islam. Islam is the problem.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 9:18:54 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: OldNewYork

He’s fast on the uptake that Tony Blair, isn’t he? Ain’t no flies on him.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 9:20:09 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Roccus

I’m sorry I completely missed your post. My bad.


18 posted on 06/01/2013 9:20:21 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Gee Tony, ya think?


19 posted on 06/01/2013 9:22:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves 'there is a problem within Islam'

Ya THINK!!???

20 posted on 06/01/2013 9:23:34 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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?
Freegards
LEX


21 posted on 06/01/2013 9:24:07 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: jmacusa

Ain’t no flies on him.


And if there are they’re paying rent.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 9:25:20 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
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..'

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.

23 posted on 06/01/2013 9:25:59 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


24 posted on 06/01/2013 9:26:24 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Captain Obvious refuses comment.


25 posted on 06/01/2013 9:27:14 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 9:29:50 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The violent problem within Islam started with its founder and is part of its core.


27 posted on 06/01/2013 9:29:58 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: El Cid

“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


28 posted on 06/01/2013 9:38:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: jmacusa
...........Ain’t no flies on him.
29 posted on 06/01/2013 9:38:47 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Is this satire? Where is the usual excuse for their violence.

Pray for America to Wake Up


30 posted on 06/01/2013 9:47:18 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: El Cid

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.


31 posted on 06/01/2013 9:47:52 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Neidermeyer

He’s the Lord of the Flies, don’t you know?


32 posted on 06/01/2013 9:48:18 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This article has already been posted

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3026272/posts


33 posted on 06/01/2013 9:56:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Better not say that here lest you invite a visit from the FBI!


34 posted on 06/01/2013 9:59:09 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
'there is a problem within Islam'

Yeah, it's full of islamists, moslems, jihadis, imams and other assorted murdering freaks.

35 posted on 06/01/2013 10:03:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


36 posted on 06/01/2013 10:03:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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!


37 posted on 06/01/2013 10:03:41 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It sure didn’t start with Blair..........Enoch Powell warned the Brits back in the 60s about letting the Muslims in.


38 posted on 06/01/2013 10:03:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

LOL!


39 posted on 06/01/2013 10:27:07 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Neidermeyer

LOL!


40 posted on 06/01/2013 10:28:15 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
'there is a problem within Islam'
Gosh Mr. Prime Minister, YA THINK?!?


41 posted on 06/01/2013 10:31:04 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Hey Tony, look—a squirrel!


42 posted on 06/01/2013 10:36:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Impala64ssa

HA! PERFECT!!!!!!!


43 posted on 06/01/2013 10:48:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There really wasn’t any problems with islam until about 622 AD.


44 posted on 06/01/2013 11:24:20 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Actual title:

Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby PROVES 'there is a problem within Islam'

45 posted on 06/01/2013 11:42:48 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: chris37

>>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.


46 posted on 06/01/2013 11:43:53 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I defy anyone to produce a similar list for Christian acts of terror....here's the muslim terrorist record (scroll down):

List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 30 Days

47 posted on 06/01/2013 11:46:13 PM PDT by Scooter100 (A balanced budget means Banksters lose $Billion$.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
True, but couldn’t the same be said for GWB?

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.

48 posted on 06/02/2013 12:02:34 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: garjog
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.

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.

49 posted on 06/02/2013 12:11:38 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911
Unfortunately, 15% of all muslims is 180,000,000 Mass Murdering Muslims.

True
50 posted on 06/02/2013 12:43:46 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it ore leave, and visiting Niagra Fallsmay be too late.)
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