Read it everyday if you must, and that makes you “faith literate”. In the current turmoil of the world politics, where lies are abundance, the politicians surely in dire need of a constant touch on the reality, and that surely isn’t available from the mouth of the people from next door, to be safe it must be a God given statement.
Once a reluctant debater on religion, and co-spinner Alastair Campbell famous “”We don’t do God”, Mr Tony Blair has become increasing open about the impotance of religion. Mr Blair said reading the Islamic religion‘s holy book – considered by Muslims to be the exact words of God – ensured he remained ‘faith-literate’.
He was Prime Minister when the July 7 suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, murdering 52 innocent people.
Not only does reading the Koran support his peace envoy role, it also gives him something in common with sister-in-law Lauren Booth.
Journalist Miss Booth – Cherie Blair’s half sister – raised eyebrows after announcing last October that she had converted to Islam after what she described as a ‘holy experience’ during a visit to a shrine in Iran.
In 2006 he said the Koran was a ‘reforming book, it is inclusive. It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition. It is practical and way ahead of its time in attitudes to marriage, women and governance’.
If people of other religions believe in the Koran, words from God, who are we if we still make reference to other written statements which are not realistic?
Read more here: Mail Online .