Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he reads the Koran (Qur'an) every day in a bid to stay "faith-literate" for the coming "globalist world."Ex-PM Blair, who has been accused of war crimes for his role in the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, says understanding the Islamic religious text is imperative for a future of globalism.
During his time as Prime Minister, he was notoriously reluctant to discuss religion, with his chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously commenting: "We don’t do God."Since leaving Downing Street in 2007, Tony Blair has become increasingly open about the importance of understanding different religions as he works to usher in New World Order policies.
Blair and Bush had a close relationship during the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq Mr. Blair, who converted to Catholicism months after leaving Number 10, has now spoken of how he reads the Koran every day.Reading the Islamic religion’s holy book - considered by Muslims to be the exact words of God - ensured he remained ‘faith-literate’, the former Labour leader said.In an interview with the Observer magazine, he said:
"To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalized world, I believe."I read the Qur’an [Koran] every day. "Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive." Mr. Blair believes that a knowledge of the faith informs his current role as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia.
The former PM’s work, which has cost British taxpayers more than £2million, aims to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Mr. Blair has previously praised the Muslim faith as ‘beautiful’ and said the Prophet Mohammed had been ‘an enormously civilizing force’.In 2006 he said the Koran was a ‘reforming book, it is inclusive. It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition.
Not only does reading the Koran support his peace envoy role, it also gives him something in common with sister-in-law Lauren Booth.Journalist Miss Booth - Cherie Blair’s half-sister - raised eyebrows after announcing last October that she had converted to Islam after what she described as a ‘holy experience’ during a visit to a shrine in Iran.
Mr. Blair also used the Observer interview to dismiss claims he was on a Christian ‘crusade’ when taking Britain into the highly divisive war in Iraq.His former constituency agent John Burton said two years ago that Mr. Blair ‘believed strongly at the time, that intervention in Kosovo, Sierra Leone – Iraq too – was all part of the Christian battle; good should triumph over evil, making lives better.’
But the ex-Premier said: "People still ask me if military decisions in Iraq or Afghanistan were based on some kind of divine instruction. "It’s rubbish."Of course not. "Just as I couldn’t go into a corner and pray to ask God what the minimum wage should be."