Movements in Gaza and London

posted by Kaihsu Tai on July 4th, 2007

Happy Fourth of July to Stateside readers.

I am glad that Alan Johnston is now released. I hope and pray that Íngrid Betancourt will also be freed soon.

Tony Blair has recently stepped down as the Prime Minister of Her Britannic Majesty’s Government. There is rumour that he might convert to Catholicism from the Church of England. Anyway, now he will become the envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In this connection, it will be instructive to read the end-of-mission report of a former envoy, Álvaro de Soto (thanks to Professor Hugh Robert MacMillan for this).

Blair’s successor, Gordon Brown, is a son of the Manse in the Church of Scotland. Today, at Prime Minister’s Questions, he stated that he would like to “be in a position finance interfaith groups in every community” around here. (Official reports in the Hansard will be digested tomorrow.)

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  1. On July 11, 2007 at 12:10 Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    From today’s Prime Minister’s Questions:

    The Prime Minister: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. The number of organisations of different faiths in our country that have come out to condemn the attempted attacks in Britain over the past few days has been encouraging. All mainstream opinion will want to stand up against extremism. In the next few months, I hope that we can set up inter-faith councils in every constituency and community of our country so that we can bring together the faiths and all moderate opinion against those extremists who are trying to disrupt our civilisation and who, at the same time, of course offend every decent value of human dignity.