11th of May, 2014
Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
But nobody—not even Blair—has mentioned the dark connection global jihad and Islamist terror with systematic persecution of Christians in particular. In one of the countries he mentions working with (China), anti-Christian persecution is official government policy.
He argued the threat posed by a radical view which "distorts and warps Islam's true message" was "spreading across the world".Blair is speaking nonsense; harassing and murdering Christians and Jews is explicit Islamic policy. It is explicitly commanded in the book they consider holiest. I think Christians ought to be aware of this, and to respond to it in words and in actions, on all levels.
He called on leaders to consider the "absurdity" of spending billions of dollars on security against an ideology which is being "advocated" in the schools and institutions of "countries with whom we have intimate security and defence relationships".Now the irony here is that, earlier in the article, Blair had said he would support the Syrian rebels against the sitting President. As the situation stands now, this is the same as arguing that Islamists should take power in Syria; Islamists who have a verifiable record of massacr’ing Christians in Syria and other places. See, the reason he calls some “moderate” is because they accept democracy, while the others favour Islamic shariah. The president of Syria earned the discontent of the West because of apparent reluctance to enact democracy. There is nothing in Blair’s calculus that represents Christianity. (—And Christianity is well-supported in Russian state policy.)