• Tony Blair Keeps It Real On The Origins Of Islamic Terrorism: “Not Something We’ve Caused”

    Former British prime minister Tony Blair isn’t mincing words when it comes to why Islamic radicals seem hellbent on destroying Western civilization.

    In the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, many have publicly claimed, the New York Times specifically, that the violence we see is due to anti-Islamic sentiment and income inequality in European society.

    However, Blair isn’t buying it. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday, Blair dismissed the that line of thinking.

    The “different programs on unemployment or social regeneration” won’t solve the Islamic world’s problem, Blair said. He added that the 2005 London bombers were “not people who are poor, they were people who had all the benefits of the welfare systems and the social support that our countries can give.”

    “In the end, this is not something we’ve caused, this is something we’ve been caught up in,” Blair continued.

    “If you look at the justifications given, they’re multiple, and there’s always a justification,” he said. “In respect to France, for example, they were opposed to the war and Iraq. And yet still, this terrorist attack occurs,” rejecting wholeheartedly the idea that Guantanamo Bay prison or the Iraq War helped bring about more Jihadist attacks.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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