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January 26, 2014 11:33 am

Tony Blair Says Religious Extremism is Biggest Source of World Conflict

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UN Middle East Quartet Representative Tony Blair. Photo: WEF.

The Guardian – Tony Blair has reignited debate about the west’s response to terrorism with a call on governments to recognise that religious extremism has become the biggest source of conflict around the world.

Referring to wars and violent confrontations from Syria to Nigeria and the Philippines, Blair, writing in the Observer, argues that “there is one thing self-evidently in common: the acts of terrorism are perpetrated by people motivated by an abuse of religion. It is a perversion of faith.”

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