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Tony Blair: ‘The West is Asleep on the Issue of Islamist Extremism’

posted on July 26, 2012

At The Telegraph, Charles Moore interviews former English Prime Minister Tony Blair on religion and its interaction with politics. A Catholic convert, Blair is “interestingly discreet” about his personal religious experiences. Instead, Moore writes, “What interests [Blair] is that, as ‘a person of faith,’ he has ‘a connection with people of faith.’ He sees himself as their interpreter.” Blair is also worried about the implications of the revolutionary changes in the Arab world, which has brought the Muslim Brotherhood into increased power. ”[T]he people without the loudest voices are desperate for our leadership,’’ Blair explains. 

Read at The Telegraph