Certainly, there is an impression of bone-headed insensitivity about the efforts of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
to counter 'extremism', to 'deradicalize' British Muslims who have been to Syria, or who might be thinking of going there, to enlist as jihadists.
''I accept fully there is no appetite for ground engagement in the West,'' Blair wrote in an essay published on the website of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
In an essay on his Tony Blair Faith Foundation
's website the former premier also stressed the importance of engaging with a wider spectrum of radical Islamism, not just the violent fringe.
"I accept fully there is no appetite for ground engagement in the West," Blair wrote in an essay on the website of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
. "But we should not rule it out in the future if it is absolutely necessary.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation
's schools program has made an important start.
Speaking as head of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
, which provides practical support to prevent religious prejudice, conflict and extremism, he said that "in the 21st century, education is a security issue."
19 -- A 15-year-old student of Apeejay School Pitampura, Mudit Muraka come up with a short film " The Mirror" which recently won the international filmmaking competition 'Faith Shorts' organized by Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Blair's full portfolio of interests also includes various bodies such as the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
, which promotes religious tolerance.
A 16-YEAR-OLD Filipino filmmaker bested teens from around the world and won this year's top prize for an international short film competition of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
(TBFF), the former British Prime Minister's organization that advocates interfaith understanding around the world.
Mr Blair, who set up the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
, said he believed "very passionately" in the importance of "reaching out to people who are of a different faith to our own".
Since leaving Number 10 in 2007, Blair, who was in Hong Kong representing his Tony Blair Faith Foundation
, has faced a growing number of attempted citizens arrests and public protests.
Salima is one 30 ambassadors from across the globe to educate people about malaria as part of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation