Blair Joins Bush in Asking, What Is This Islam Thing?
No, Tony did not say what we assert in the title above. It's just that he might as well have done so. Here are some of the things he did say, as reported in the cited article, and a few that did not make it to publication.
Blair Seeks to Improve Understanding Between West, Islam
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
March 31, 2006
(CNSNews.com) - As Britain becomes the latest Western country to reach out to Indonesia, Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Indonesian counterpart agreed to set up a joint "forum" intended to reduce misunderstandings between Islam and the West.
At the same time, he expressed regret that "the West and Islam often walk and talk past each other, rather than to each other"...The form of Islam practiced by the majority of Indonesians is widely described as moderate...
A forum, or advisory group, to be set up between the two governments "...will send a signal, and be a symbol to the outside world about how we believe that a future based on tolerance and respect for others will allow the world to make progress," he said. The two countries' foreign ministries will work on setting up the forum, and Blair said he would work with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to ensure it was effective...
After his meeting with clerics, the head of the Muhammadiyah movement - Indonesia's second largest mainstream Muslim group, which boasts some 30 million members - said the group had told Blair he should pull British troops out of Iraq, as their presence their was stoking extremism.
The rest never made it to publication, but we were able to obtain it through "secretive" means, thanks to our extensive contacts in all of Islamia and to have it "declassified."
Following the lead of the highly effective United Nations, Blair, in adopting this sure-fire-success of a forum idea, fully rejected what Mark Twain once said: "It's a terrible death to be talked to death."
Also rejecting this and everything else on earth were the Indonesian Islamic clerics who chewed on Blair's derriere until it bled. After their meeting with Blair, the clerics said that letting Blair walk out of their meeting with his head still on showed how much they were exhibiting tolerance and respect for others. The clerics prompty partied in the mosque, decapitating a goat in Blair's honor, after passing the goat around carnally.
When asked by the only rational reporter present how he thought he could ensure effectiveness of anything, given the nature of Islam, Blair and Bambag the First promptly ordered the reporter sent to shari'a court on the charge of interfering with wish fulfillment fantasies, and utterly spoiling the party with his bad attitude.
Blair told the audiences that he knew all he needed to know about Islam, and he was going to make cooperation work even if he had to give away the entire United Kingdom to Islamia. Blair concluded his remarks by quoting from a statement jointly developed with President Bush, remarks omitted by the MSM.
There are just so many Islams that we have made a decision to go with what the Islamists say it is. We know it to be "moderate," loving, charitable, non-aggressive, non-petulant, just as the Islamists say it is. We do not need to read any books because all of them these days say what we don't want to hear.
Mr. Blair said just before boarding his jet to return to England:
We are just head-over-heels in love with all this harmony with the religion of peace. Anyone following our example is likely to become head of the class. In fact, it is better to lose one's head over such love and brotherhood than for any other reason.
Reporters, asking where the rational reporter had gone and what was Mr. Blair carrying in that carry-on-box. He smiled with a wisdom of the ages without commenting.