In his Foreign Affairs article Tony Blair, Prime Minister of England, New Dhimmiville and Craven Appeasement County and spewed the following.
"To me, the most remarkable thing about the Koran is how progressive it is. I write with great humility as a member of another faith. As an outsider, the Koran strikes me as a reforming book, trying to return Judaism and Christianity to their origins, much as reformers attempted to do with the Christian church centuries later. The Koran is inclusive. It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition. It is practical and far ahead of its time in attitudes toward marriage, women, and governance.
Under its guidance, the spread of Islam and its dominance over previously Christian or pagan lands were breathtaking. Over centuries, Islam founded an empire and led the world in discovery, art, and culture. The standard-bearers of tolerance in the early Middle Ages were far more likely to be found in Muslim lands than in Christian ones."Now let's take this point by point. The Koran is progressive only in the sense that it aimed for an Islamic state over tribal ones. This is roughly in the same sense that Nazism or Communism or any greater totalitarian system is progressive.
Blair extols the 'tolerance' of the Islamic empire and describes its spread and dominance in neutral terms ignoring the fact that the spread occurred by the sword, by conquest and mass murder. The Prime Minister of what was once the British Empire has just declared his admiration for the Islamic extermination of the Christian populations of the Middle East. This is truly a new depth in Europe's headlong rush into Dhimmitude.
The leader of Europe's mightiest nation expresses his admiration for the 'breathtaking' decimation of his coreligionists. It's a position that should be taken by Mahatir or Osama Bin Laden, not by what comes down to the leader of the West on the other hemisphere. Yet this is how far liberal values have taken us that few eyebrows are raised by such celebration of ethnic cleansing. When Muslims were supposedly being ethnically cleansed in Kosovo, Europe sprang into action to murder its fellow Christians and dismantle Yugoslavia. But as usual ethnic cleansing is praiseworthy when Muslims do it.
Next Tony claims the Koran is inclusive. Inclusive to whom? The Koran treats women as temptresses damned to hell who are the property of their husbands or captors. It treats anyone who isn't a Muslim as an enemy to be killed or enslaved. It treats the world as the rightful property of Muslims. You can't get more bloody inclusive than owning the whole world.
He praises the Koran's "practical attitudes toward marriage, women, and governance." If by practical he means treating women as property, dictatorship by illiterate prophet bandit and beating your wife... that's certainly practical. It's also evil.
Tony claims the Koran abhors superstition. This is the same Islam that has Mohammed possessed by magic spells and demons and that tells Muslims not to interact with cats as they prevent angels from visiting and that women's hair sends out evil rays.
These are the standard bearers of tolerance, not in Islam which is as tolerant as a hungry shark, but in the West which tolerates the poison it drinks even as it is killing it.