Blair denounces abuse of religion for political ends

By Nelson Alcantara
Created Sep 12 2013 – 12:34am
Middle East Conflict
Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

Previously published here :

Tony BlairImage via WTTC

At the recently concluded regional summit by the World Travel & Tourism Council in Seoul, South Korea, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that what called the “honest truth” about conflicts in the Middle East.

According to Mr. Blair, the root of Middle East conflicts is the “abuse of religion for political ends.” He said: Unless we confront and deal with it, we’re going to be confused in the West and in the Middle East themselves, people will struggle to get their societies and economies functioning. Click here to listen to the audio of Mr. Blair discussing this issue.

The above audio is an excerpt from the interview conducted by WTTC president and CEO David Scowsill with the former British prime minister, which took place following the latter’s keynote speech at this year’s WTTC regional summit, which was held in the South Koreancapital.



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