Tony Blair outlines a seven-point strategy for defeating religious extremism

Tony Blair outlines a seven-point strategy for defeating religious extremism
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As world leaders spin their wheels on what to do about religious extremism, more and more public figures are voicing their own personal strategy opinions. Among them is former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, who on Monday outlined on his website a seven-point strategy for countering religious extremism — despite being roundly criticized for joining America's controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In his treatise, titled "The Way Ahead," Blair first emphatically denounces "radical Islamism," defining the problem as "deep" and "the work of a generation not an election cycle." He also repeatedly emphasizes the need for a broad coalition against such extremism, lauding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for "putting together a formidable array of allies" and making clear that "this is 'our' challenge and not simply 'theirs.'"

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