Thursday, July 28, 2005

Blair and Zapatero in anti-terror 'alliance of civilisations'

British prime minister Tony Blair has thrown his weight behind a Spanish idea for an ‘alliance of civilisations’ to form a united front against terrorism. The proposal to bring together Christian and Muslim nations was raised by Spain’s leader Jose Rodriguez Zapatero during a bilateral meeting on Wednesday (27 July). "We discussed the proposal that the Spanish prime minister has made for what he calls an alliance of civilisations, which is the idea that we join together, our countries with Muslim countries", said Mr Blair after the meeting. "I think this is a proposal with possibilities in it that we can develop over the months to come", he added. "It is the terrorists who want to stir up these differences between Islam and the rest of the world", said Mr Blair just days after terrorists tried to detonate more bombs in London and two weeks after bombs killed 56 people in the capital. Mr Blair was keen to stress that Turkey, the huge and mainly Muslim EU-hopeful, would also support the idea. "Turkey is particularly involved in this - to form a coalition of civilised people from whatever race or religion to combat the barbarity of terrorism", he said.


At July 28, 2005 9:51 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Oh goody. We are not having multiculturalism any more. Now we have another misnomer - alliance of civilisations. Shouldn't that be Alliance of Western Civilisation with um...can anybody think of the right word?

At July 29, 2005 7:09 AM, Blogger ik said...

It would be a huge mistake for the West to let Turkey in. Bush and Blair are making a very big mistake.

When the mothership calls the internal Borg implants WILL get activated

At July 29, 2005 8:03 AM, Blogger Kifaya said...

What fools!


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