Legacy of Iraq makes us afraid to take on radical Islam, says Blair: Former PM insists world must not be afraid to ‘take sides’
- He will name Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Pakistan in speech today
- Claims radical Islam exists in the school systems of close military allies
- Former Labour PM has insisted the West should have bombed Syria
The former prime minister will insist that despite the long shadow cast by those wars, Britain and the rest of the world must ‘take sides’ in confronting a ‘deadly’ mixture of religion and politics across the Middle East.