Monday, July 18, 2005

Kudos to Tony Blair...

for telling it like it is:
The prime minister told Labour party members it would be a "misunderstanding of a catastrophic order" to think extremists would act differently if the developed world changed its behaviour.
"If it is the plight of the Palestinians that drives them, why, every time it looks as if Israel and Palestine are making progress, does the same ideology perpetrate an outrage that turns hope back into despair?
"If it is Afghanistan that motivates them, why blow up innocent Afghans on their way to their first-ever election?
"If it is Iraq that motivates them, why is the same ideology killing Iraqis by terror in defiance of an elected Iraqi government?
"What was 11 September 2001 the reprisal for?"
Just to strengthen the PM's point about Iraq, the claim has repeatedly come up over the past few days that Muslim youth have become 'enraged' by the killings in Iraq. The majority of these killings, however, are Muslims killing other Muslims.

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