All the while making sure that his love falls where the money lies.
But as we all know, the real money nowadays lies in Arabia.
Arabia here we come:
* Like Peanut Khadr and Willie Clitman before him, this eager social raiser and his egregious wife Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights lawyer’– (in this case a rather euphemistic term for a petro-dollar sucking scamster ) make no beef about their intentions.
Once out of politics, the real fun $$$$$ begins.
Tony BLair and his wife Cherie will get really busy:
* Speaking tours to the ME, just like Clitman and Khadr. The only worry now is:
Is Tony BLair, your lowly English labor prop, worth as much as Jimmah and Willie? Or will he have to eat couscous with the Bedouins?
Anyway: The decision is made, nobody can stop him now:
Blair launches fund to improve teaching of Islam
Tony Blair today launched a passionate defence of Islam as a religion of “moderation and modernity”, as he announced a Â£1m government fund to aid teaching of the religion and train UK imams.
The prime minister, in his final days in Downing Street, placated an audience of more than 200 Muslim scholars by saying that many Christians as well as Muslims disagreed with his foreign policy over Afghanistan and Iraq.
Â Interview with Toni BLiar:
What do you know about Islam?Â
Blair: “I do not pretend in any shape or form to be an expert, but I do read….”
Interviewer: “What do you read, what interests you?”
Blair: “I read the message of the Koran, as far it can be translated. And I read about Islam. And I enjoy doing that. And I have learned things about the Koran that I never knew before, and I think a lot of Christians would be interested. It’s one of the reasons I say to you, It would be good if we had some more dialogue and faith…and the reason I have to leave you now, is that I am going to meet some religious leaders, both [sic] Muslim and Christian and Jewish upstairs in order to discuss with them how we can bring the faiths closer together.”
One can only come to the conclusion that Blair has not really studied Islam. So he is a downright liar. Note also how he repeats all the apologetic nonsense about interfaith dialogue, the ‘hard to be translated Koran’ and the lack of knowledge about Islam by Christians.
Sadly, when it comes to our leader, Blair is the rule not the exception
But he said the voices of “calm” Islam had been hijacked by extremists, who were no more representative of the true faith than Christians in the Middle Ages who used torture to convert people to their faith.
And he praised a book called The Muslim Jesus as highlighting where the two religions overlapped.
* The Winds of Jihad bullshit detector just exploded again, damit!
Blair was opening a two-day conference on Islam hosted by Cambridge University, which also marked the publication of a government-commissioned report into the teaching of Islam in the UK.
Written by leading scholar Dr Ataullah Siddiqui for the Department of Education, it says that teaching of Islam fails to reflect the “realities” of the faith in modern day multicultural Britain, instead focusing too narrowly on the Middle East.
The PM pledged a fund to implement the report’s findings, such as helping train Muslim imams in UK universities to reduce mosques’ reliance on overseas ministers who may not understand British society or speak good English.
The government will also announce that Islamic studies will be designated “strategically important” to the British national interest – allowing tighter official scrutiny of university courses.
Mr Blair told the conference its purpose was to “let the authentic voices of Islam … speak for themselves.
The PM said most Muslims complained more about the image of their faith as violent and extremist than about UK foreign policy.
“The predominant complaint [from Muslims] is about how they believe their true faith is constantly hijacked and subverted by small, unrepresentative groups who get disproportionately large amounts of publicity.”
But the prime minister was himself attacked over the conference.
The Labour peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham accused Mr Blair of using Cambridge University as a “front” to organise the event and exclude political opponents.
Dhimmi Watch has a good take on this here…
He told Radio 4 “The conference is fronted by Cambridge University, but organised by Downing Street, the Foreign Office, and the communities department, who have deliberately chosen to exclude those Muslims who disagree with government policy.”
Read it if you have the nerve for it.
BLair is going to meet an old friend there…
UK: Muhammad to top boys’ names list
Islamization of Britain Alert: “Muhammad to top boys’ names list,” by Helen Nugent and Nadia Menuhin for the TimesOnline, with thanks to Dhimmi Watch
Muhammad is now second only to Jack as the most popular name for baby boys in Britain and is likely to rise to No 1 by next year, a study by The Times has found. The name, if all 14 different spellings are included, was shared by 5,991 newborn boys last year, beating Thomas into third place, followed by Joshua and Oliver.