“There are politicians who are twisting and abusing religion and different strains of the same religion in order to further their own political objectives.”
And what makes Boris Johnson think that he knows more about Islam than the custodians of the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places? This is a malady that is epidemic among Western politicians and other public figures: non-Muslims including John Kerry, David Cameron, Pope Francis, and a multitude of others, down to fatuous judges lecturing convicted jihadis about how they’re misunderstanding their religion, all think that they know that Islam is a Religion of Peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of “extremists,” and they are determined to lecture those “extremists” on the true, peaceful Islam.
Boris Johnson cannot admit that the Saudi politicians he is criticizing for twisting and abusing Islam actually know much more about Islam than he does, because that would be tantamount to admitting that the entire immigration and counterterror policies of Britain (and the U.S.) is based on fiction and fantasy. The political elites will never admit that, no matter how bad things get.
“Boris Johnson lays into Saudi Arabia and accuses Kingdom of ‘abusing Islam’ in shock rant,” by Aletha Adu, Express, December 8, 2016:
BORIS Johnson risked an international crisis after an extraordinary tirade against Saudi Arabia just days before he visits the Middle East.
The Foreign Secretary savagely slammed the Arabian state last week, claiming the Kingdom had abused Islamic faith in order to “further their own political objectives”.
Speaking to leaders at the Med 2 conference in Rome last week, he sternly stressed that Saudi Arabia’s behaviour was a “tragedy”, accusing them of “pulling strings” in proxy wars.
He said: “There are politicians who are twisting and abusing religion and different strains of the same religion in order to further their own political objectives.
“That’s one of the biggest political problems in the whole region.
“And the tragedy for me – and that’s why you have these proxy wars being fought the whole time in that area – is that there is not strong enough leadership in the countries themselves.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addresses the press after a meeting with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault at Quai d’Orsay on July 28, 2016 in Paris, France
In a direct attack, he turned his attack towards Iran, as he added: “That’s why you’ve got the Saudis, Iran, everybody, moving in and puppeteering and playing proxy wars.”
According to longstanding Foreign Office convention, Foreign Office ministers should not – in any circumstance – criticise Britain’s allies in public….