Former PM Tony Blair says he reads the Quran every day

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    I read the Koran every day, says former prime minister Tony Blair who claims it keeps him 'faith-literate'

    Tony Blair has now spoken of how he reads the Koran every day

    He was notoriously reluctant to discuss religion while Prime Minister, with his chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously commenting: ‘We don’t do God.’

    But since leaving Downing Street in 2007, Tony Blair has become increasingly open about the importance of religion.

    Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism months after leaving Number 10, has now spoken of how he reads the Koran every day.

    Reading the Islamic religion’s holy book - considered by Muslims to be the exact words of God - ensured he remained ‘faith-literate’, the former Labour leader said.

    In an interview with the Observer magazine, published yesterday he said: ‘To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalised world.

    ‘I read the Qur’an [Koran] every day. Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive.’

    Tony Blair 'reads the Koran every day to stay faith literate' | Mail Online
     
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    Good for him. I always encourage people to learn more about others.
     
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    You're bragging about this?

    Blair was Bush's pawn in the Iraq War, who cares what he reads when it was so important for him to kill thousands of people who share your religion?
     
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    He has changed his opinion and stance since his sister-in-law converted to Islam.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70-UFCaWS0I&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - ‪Tony Blair 's Sister In Law I Won Muhammad But Did Not Lose Jesus‬‏[/ame]
     
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    He's a Catholic. Of course, he's gonna learn about other faiths.... many Catholics do. I suspect that lots of other faiths do likewise.
     
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    Tony Blair is just preparing himself for the future when England becomes Islamic and sharia law rules the land. :cool:
     
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    Lol oh Sunni it would be fun to spend a day in your brain, I think you actually believe most of the stuff you type on here.
     
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    No, it's worse than him actually believing it... he does it to be deliberately inflammatory... he actually likes to create hatred for 'his religion'. Sonny Boy is no more a Muslim than I am.
     
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