London, 6th September 2010 – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has described ‘radical Islam as the greatest threat facing the world today’ during interviews promoting his newly published memoirs.
In a BBC interview, Mr Blair brushed aside the fact that Chechens, Kashmiris, Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghans were resisting foreign occupation and he seemed to confirm that the West is waging a war on Islam saying that Western polices were designed to confront radical Islamists because they were “regressive, wicked and backward-looking”. Blair also took the opportunity to war monger against Iran.
Commenting on Blair’s remarks, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain said: “Blair’s remarks, whilst aggressive and offensive, are unsurprising coming as they do from a man who has the blood of hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by his wars of occupation. This is the same man who described Shariah and the Caliphate as an ‘evil ideology’; who once boasted that Israel had no greater friend than his government; and who enjoys the hospitality of murderous dictators like Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak.”
“However, it is not Islam that is a threat to the world but Blair’s ideology – his wars for Western corporate interests and his disastrous and destructive capitalism.”
“It is not Islam that has presided over the world over the past 100 years, with two world wars, and countless other wars. It wasn’t Islam that raped India and Africa of her resources over the past 200 years, then left the countries weakened, divided and in conflict. It wasn’t Islam that used depleted uranium in Iraq or white phosphorus in Gaza; it wasn’t Islam that nuked Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It hasn’t been Islam that has seen the rich elite of the world get richer, whilst the poor of the world get poorer.”
“Blair’s lies about Islam are little more than a defeated attempt to deflect attention not only from his own destructive past, but that of the capitalism he so loves, profits from and desires to force upon others through the barrel of a gun. As people increasing see his ‘freedom and democracy’ for what they are, more and more people in the Muslim world are crying out for the caliphate, the Islamic alternative to the disaster of global capitalism.”