Sunday, June 02, 2013
Tony Blair:"There Is A Problem Within Islam"
Ex-British PM Tony Blair had some very non-PC comments to make in the wake of the murder and beheading of a serving British solder in broad daylight in Woolwich.
Writing in the Daily Mail, he apparently decided not to peddle the usual nonsense he spouted during his entire decade as Prime Minister that Islam's a peaceful religion maligned by the actions of a few extremists.
Blair said 'the ideology behind his murder is profound and dangerous' and urged the government 'to be honest'.
‘There is a problem within Islam – from the adherents of an ideology which is a strain within Islam,’ he wrote.
‘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.’
‘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.’
During his decade as Prime Minister, Tony Blair was largely responsible for the huge influx of Muslims into Britain, made London such a haven for jihadis that it became nicknamed 'Londonistan', ignored all warnings about what was going on,and made radicals like Lord Ahmed peers in the house of Lords for political contributions.
After he left office, he made a personal fortune dealing with jihadis, his wife Cherie is a far Left 'civil rights lawyer' who specialized in defending jihads and working to get more of them admitted into the UK and his sister-in-law is a notorious anti-semite and Israel basher who recently dropped the pretense and converted to Islam.
It's wonderful to know that he finally acknowledges a problem he had no small part in helping to create.
I sense in this a beleated attempt to cover himself, but better late than never, I suppose.