The varied voices of Islam
Friday Mona Siddiqi told Thought for the day that Islam supported freedom of conscience so by implication the RC archbishop was wrong to discipline pro-abortion politicians. Tell that to the Christian woman in Malysia.
Now Blair says "The voices of extremism are no more representative of Islam than the use, in times gone by, of torture to force conversion to Christianity, represents the true teaching of Christ." But the Salafi extremist tradition is as old and long lasting as Islam whereas forced conversion has never been other than a temporary blot on the Christian landscape. There is no significant proportion of Christians urging it today unlike the continuing jihadist Islamists all to numerous in our world.