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Tony Blair: Middle East film protests 'dangerous and wrong'


Protests have gripped the Middle East and the wider Muslim world in response to a film deemed insulting to Islam.

Tony Blair, former prime minister and currently Middle East "quartet" representative, dismissed the film as a "laughable piece of filmmaking" but said the reaction is "very dangerous and very wrong".

He told the Today programme that there is a struggle in the region between the forces of modernisation "and these very powerful forces of reaction based on a perverted view of religion".

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