Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tony Blair: Woolwich attack shows there is a 'problem within Islam'

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Tony Blair has launched an attack on the “problem within Islam” in the wake of the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich at the hands of Islamist extremists.

The former Prime Minister said the ideology that inspired the act of terror that shocked Britain last month is “profound and dangerous”.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he warned that the Government cannot protect the UK “simply by what we do here”. The Islamist ideology, he said, is “out there” and “isn’t diminishing”.

“There is not a problem with Islam,” he wrote. “For those of us who have studied it, there is no doubt about its true and peaceful nature. There is not a problem with Muslims in general. Most in Britain will be horrified at Lee Rigby’s murder.

“But there is a problem within Islam – from the adherents of an ideology that is a strain within Islam. And we have to put it on the table and be honest about it.”

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