The fear in the UK is palpable. Tony BLair simply made too much money by selling out to the enemies of western civilisation, and his occasional, pissweak remarks about Islam (he claims to read the Koran every day) are mere lies. To be clueless is one thing, to be knowledgable in his case would make him complicit. Â Pathetic Â as always – is the reporting, as Â we can see here:
Don’t mention the warÂ (Andrew Bolt)
Such cowards. Not once in thisÂ GuardianÂ news story is the specific religion named:
Tony Blair has reignited debate about the west’s response to terrorism with a call on governments to recognise thatÂ religious extremism has become the biggest source of conflict around the world.
Referring to wars and violent confrontations from Syria to Nigeria and the Philippines, Blair, writing in the Observer, argues that “there is one thing self-evidently in common: the acts of terrorism are perpetrated by people motivated by an abuse of religion. It is a perversion of faith.”
The omission is even more craven sinceÂ Blair’s articleÂ in theÂ ObserverÂ did mention Islam, even if he hedged, excused and qualified:
The last weeks have seen a ghastly roll call of terror attacks in the obvious places: Syria, Libya, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Pakistan. Also suffering are places where we have only in recent years seen such violence: Nigeria, and in many parts of central Africa, in Russia and across central Asia, and in Burma, Thailand and the Philippines….
The fact is that, though of course there are individual grievances or reasons for the violence in each country, there is one thing self-evidently in common: the acts of terrorism are perpetrated by people motivated by an abuse of religion…
But this issue of extremism is not limited to Islam. There are also many examples the world over where Muslims are the victims of religiously motivated violence from those of other religious faiths.
Despite Blair’s attempt at the end to soften his critique of Islam, of the 15 conflict areas he cites, 13 involve Islamic terrorism or Muslim extremists. As for the other two, the central African conflict does not involve specially religious forces and the Burmese warfare is better seen as a struggle between an oppressive Leftist regime and tribes (Muslim, Christian and Buddhist) fighting for their freedom.
(Bolt is wrong on both counts here. Â The Central African riots were caused by a Mohammedan coup in a Christian majority country, and in Burma it is jihad waged by Bangladeshi Muslims to Â make the country Islamic.)
Islam, not “religious faiths” plural, is the problem. The fear of saying so is a sign of weakness.
Â Disgraceful indeed.