Month: April 2014

What Blair doesn’t appreciate is that ‘Islamic extremism’ is a modern phenomenon 

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In a recent speech Tony Blair argues that the fundamental ideological battle of our time is between Islamic fundamentalists and their democratic opponents: ‘…there is a Titanic struggle going on within the region between those who want the [Middle East] to embrace the modern world – politically, socially and economically – and those who instead want to create a politics of religious difference and exclusivity. This is the battle.’ Many commentators have pointed out that […]