Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How to get peace in the Middle East

“We must encourage education and tolerance if we are to bring about peace in the Middle East and the rest of the world.” – Tony Blair, former British Labour PM.

(Seems like we’ve done that for a number of years, but the other side didn’t listen.)

He does hit the mark here: “Democracy is not only a way of voting. It is a way of thinking. People have to feel equal, not just be regarded by the law as such. Such religious tolerance has to be taught and argued for. Those who oppose it have to be taken on and defeated not only by arms but by ideas.”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/25/religious-difference-ideology-conflicts-middle-east-tony-blair

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