Tony Blair’s ‘Interfaith’ Crusade: Using Religious Extremism to Impose a New World Order?

As sectarian violence re-erupts in war-torn Iraq, Tony Blair has again justified waging the catastrophic Iraq War. From his interfaith charity, he claims religious extremism is at the root of 21st century conflict – not wars waged by western governments. Why does Blair excuse and continue to advocate military violence while pushing a narrative where religious extremists take all the blame for global strife?

Photo Op” – a satirical anti-war photomontage artwork created by KennardPhillipps

Tony Blair wants the world’s major faiths to play a role in globalisation. But what role? In 2008 he founded his eponymous interfaith foundation to promote “greater knowledge and understanding between people of different faiths,” and advance education in “faith and globalisation”. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is a charity and ostensibly benevolent, and it runs some initiatives that do appear genuinely altruistic. But the former UK Prime Minister’s recurrent war cries to rally western governments to the cause of using military intervention to fight “religious extremism” – which he hypes as the prime source of conflict in the 21st century – reveals an agenda and thinking that employs doubles standards and is not conducive to peace, as it completely ignores the culpability of western governments in starting wars and fomenting extremism. It seems that Blair is taking the same agenda that ushered in an era of war last decade to another arena – that of faith – where he believes western governments should fight both through force and ideology.

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About Matthew Osmund

Matthew Osmund is a freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, an open mind and a keen interest in defending personal freedom and uncovering the truth. He's been exploring spirituality and consciousness for 10 years and writes at The Conscious Reporter about issues that affect and suppress human potential, consciousness, alternative beliefs, and the right to free expression of spirituality in the world.


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  2. Very good article that connects some of the dots.
    Unfortunately the construction of the New World Order using Hegelian dialectic and divide and conquer strategies is an enormous subject and this is but one small aspect.
    The UN’s agenda 21 is very much a blueprint as well and so many of the so called “just causes” being used to undermine our faith, homogeneity and culture, sovereignty and wealth from war in the middle east and Ukraine, the rise of terrorism, mass immigration to global warming policies and deindustrialisation, they are all based on problem reaction solution and each time it is they who cause the problem and then offer the solution and each time that solution is more globalisation and authoritarianism.

    Iraq was a premeditated war and there was no exit plan because Iraq was never intended to be built up, it was meant to become the failed state and breeding ground for terrorists it is now. They then use these terrorists as their proxy armies to overthrow Gadaffi and try to overthrow Assad. The terrible migration crisis can all be traced back tot eh Iraq war and supporting of these terrorists. Indeed tens of thousands of them are trafficked through Libya under the watch of IS the re-branded Al Qaeda.

    Blair is undoubtedly evil, a traitor to his country, his people, his religion and humanity as a whole, yet he is a mere minion, a puppet of the “strong forces”, as he put in 2008, behind globalisation and the New World Order.

    We are not many engineered wars and/or terrorist attacks and/or financial crisis away from the beginning of a very dark age for humanity as global governance is offered as the answer to our prayers.
    Even now the solution to every domestic issue is less individualism, less freedom and more collectivism, more censorship and the solution to every international issue is more globalisation, more multiculturism, less sovereignty, less diversity of culture.

    All we can do is forewarn, expose the lies and false narrative and show where the true extremism lies.
    Thank you for such a well written and well researched article – the only tragedy is so few people will have read it and understood its implications.

  3. Very well researched, great work Matthew. I really hope that we can make a difference by speaking out against this evil activity. People really need to know.

  4. The principles and message of this interfaith understanding and acceptance that Blair leads sounds good to me, at least as a message. However, the fact that it is lead by a war criminal whose actions are not aligned with any religious dogma is quite controversial. And after reading your article it becomes clear that there is a hidden agenda behind it.

    What kind of authority does Mr Blair have to unite religions? Who is really going to listen to him from the people that lost their family members in the war he advocated?

    • It would be great if Mr Blair genuinely seeks to achieve the principles outlined in his Faith Foundation. But he keeps on calling for more military intervention, which is not going to increase peace and harmony between people.

  5. A very good piece of investigative journalism Matt!

    We are getting very close to dissident satire being banned by dictators.
    The Hunt for Tony Blair is an excellent comic satire on Blair that is full of detail.

    It’s funny and sad at the same time, to think such clever psychopaths at large get away with so much.

  6. Tony Blair is a person devoid of any compassion, human intelligence, understanding, modesty, awareness of reality, decency….
    How he was chosen to be a “peace envoy” is an indication of how low we have sunk as an “international community”. If he is not indicted as a war criminal he should hide away and never be allowed in public again.

  7. No doubt that religious extremism is a problem, but the situation in the Middle East today is a direct result of years and years of Western interference, antagonism and occupation. How extreme is it to invade another country because you suspect they might have WMDs and then not find anything?

    I think Blair definitely has an agenda going against free choice in spirituality, and I agree that it looks like the aim is to erode and water down the religions that will eventually become the only ‘acceptable’ options under a global hierarchy.

    Thanks for exposing all this; definitely want to keep an eye on how this narrative develops.

  8. Sounds like a pretty full on agenda. I wonder at what point views on religious extremism become extremist themselves, particularly as Blair being Catholic wouldn’t exactly have an unbiased perspective on the direction the organisation should take I imagine.

    “It is important where people of good faith combat such extremism, that they are supported.” – this quote sounds like it could open the door for all sorts of nasty stuff, say for instance the persecution of spiritual minorities by a government and religion backed anti-cult movement.

    I also wonder whether part of this agenda would be to stop small spiritual groups from meeting and to filter everyone with spiritual yearnings towards a watered down type of church or temple as Jenny mentioned below.

  9. Thanks for this Matthew. I am pretty embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about this before.

  10. Thanks for highlighting this, Matthew. This quote you mentioned really stood out to me:

    “The religions will have to be reduced to the same common denominator, which means stripping them of their identity …

    Recently, I’ve been coming across this “one world religion” plan emerging more and more and being “voluntarily” implemented by various religious organizations. One clear example I’ve seen of this path towards a one world religion is the St. John the Divine Cathedral in NY: and — a very eerie place, filled with strange seemingly prophetic art carved into its walls and decorative pillars. Some of the artwork even displays what looks like a plan for the destruction of the social order and way of life as we know it, and then the emergence of a new “Christ” figure and a new way of life…

    What I find more interesting is that the church has received full UN accreditation and is backed by influential global power figures like John D. Rockefeller, Pope John XXIII, JP Morgan, International Planned Parenthood, the Dalai Lama, etc., and it is currently mixing all kinds of traditions into a new version of religion (they call it The Temple of Understanding – a bit like The Ministry of Truth and Justice from 1984, isn’t it?). It’s being transformed from a Christian one into a world-wide religious church, with rituals and ceremonies from all around the world already being celebrated and held there. Normally, I would view that as a good thing and can see why people are accepting the notion with gladness – after all, why not celebrate the unity amongst all religions and traditions? But seeing what I see in the structure of the building (i.e. the symbols and messages built into it and the people supporting and thereby guiding the development of the church), I just see alarm bells. It seems like it is trying to steer people, baby steps at a time, into a different global religion, while adding elements of its own into the mix. For instance, amongst the many rituals being performed at the church, there is a ritual of the blessing of the bicycles (no joke). By looking at it in pictures, you can see huge crowds attending and participating in the blessing. To me it is a sign of mundane and watered-down practices infiltrating what was once meant to be a spiritual place of gathering.

    So while esoteric spirituality is being censored from the internet and banned in various parts of the world bit by bit, those in power are having people instead attend a bicycle blessing at a church as a spiritual event… Not to mention that this is happening while they themselves are partaking in occult rituals of their own, away from public view. St. John the Divine Cathedral is just one example of something I suspect we’ll be seeing more and more around the world with the help of the likes of Mr. Blair.

    Leaving it up to the government to decide what is “extremist” and what is “unsavoury” is very certainly dangerous territory and is a surefire way to strip away people’s free will and rights. We’ve already seen where these types of measures end up time and time again, and I hope that more people are able to see what is actually going on here.

    • Seems like a lot of the same people are behind social engineering all over society. I found out recently that the Rockefellers played a big role in creating our current education system which a lot of people think kills creativity, and Bill Gates who served on the board of Planned Parenthood is also introducing new schooling measures called the Common Core curriculum which seem to lead towards obedience to the government and further dumbing down of children..

      Seems like there might be a multipronged attack going on.

    • I hope that people wake up to this information. Clearly evil. Thanks Jenny.

    • This is really creepy, thanks for sharing it Jenny! “Blessing of the bicycles” – what a mockery. I can’t quite see regular Christians, Muslims or Hindus buying into this though, at least not yet. But these shadowy powers are definitely trying to bring up a new generation that most likely won’t mind it that much…

  11. I really don’t trust Tony Blair or any of these guys responsible for the Iraq war. How any of them could play a positive role in global interfaith understanding is beyond me. I suspect that homogenised, mainstream, non-esoteric (“non-extremist”?), major religions only, are the key goals for Tony Blair with this foundation he runs.

  12. Bring ON the Pax Britmania, epitomized in Toady Blare’s Hellfie! But the immoral Holier-than-thou globalized ‘faith’ initiative is nothing more than “modernized” conquistadoring by the burning Bush PNAC Attackers!

  13. A good expose Matthew, he seems to be quite a hypocrite and even just simply (and disturbingly) pathological.

    I think another driver of the perpetuation of conflict in the middle east is helping the big oil barons by creating scarcity so as to drive up prices and keep the petrodollar going.

    But this push to homogenise religion worldwide is perhaps an even bigger issue as it could become a vehicle through which the development of spiritual consciousness through benevolent esoteric practices can be demonised and squashed thereby enslaving humanity at a fundamental level. Another part of the war on consciousness.

  14. Thanks Matthew for a great article.

    It shows how much an ‘agenda’ can run contrary to true and honest interaction between people. The ‘selfie’ that Mr Blair took (of himself) amidst explosion and destruction clearly indicates much about himself and only reveals where his true interests lie.

    • Hi Craig,

      I should clarify that the feature image is not actually a real scene. It is a satirical antiwar photomontage artwork created in 2005. It combines a selfie Blair took posing with Navy cadets in the 2005 election campaign, with the background of burning oilfields in the Iraq war he waged. You can read about it here.

      I’ve adjusted the caption to make that clearer now.

      As an iconic piece of graphical artwork it sums up the Iraq invasion in ways words can’t.

      • Its really an excellent photo nonetheless – satire and humor can reveal bigger unspoken truths sometimes quicker and more comfortably than harsh reality.

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