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UN Urged to Endorse Tolerance Programs

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has urged the United Nations Security Council and governments around the world to fight terrorism by supporting tolerance programs for young people.   Blair said the world faces extremism based on what he calls a perversion of religious belief, a fanaticism that abuses faith to justify violence against innocent civilians. In remarks to the U.N. Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee, Blair called for support for educational programs...

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