I wish it did not have to take the Islamic murder of one the UK’s finest, but finally one of the architects of the failed nation build plan, ex-Prime Minister of the UK, Tony Blair, has admitted there is a “problem within Islam”. I wish he would have worded it a bit differently, but it is clearly a step in the right direction.
Tony Blair June 2011:
‘I read the Qur’an [Koran] every day. Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive.’ Mr Blair has previously praised the Muslim faith as ‘beautiful’ and said the Prophet Mohammed had been ‘an enormously civilizing force’. In 2006 he said the Koran was a ‘reforming book, it is inclusive. It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition. It is practical and way ahead of its time in attitudes to marriage, women and governance’.
I really do not know what Tony was thinking back then, because the “inclusiveness” of the Koran are its instructions to dominate non-Muslims. Thankfully he has come out of Islamic induced trance, and has seen the light!
Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby PROVES ‘there is a problem within Islam’
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.’