08 December 2015

Australia's ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott declares: 'Islam must change, not us'

Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott has declared "we can't remain in denial about the massive problem with Islam" in an opinion piece for the right-leaning publication the Daily Telegraph.

The former conservative leader, who was ousted in September by a member of his own party, Malcolm Turnbull, used the column inches to further push his views regarding foreign policy and the western war on the Islamic State. The controversial piece was titled: "Islam must change, not us."

Calling for an escalated approach to dealing with terrorism, Abbott said that bombing targets in the Iraq and Syria region is not enough. He believes a "hearts and minds" campaign against radical Islam is needed to curb the increasing incidents of terrorism. [Mashable] Read more