Former prime minister Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, a rights campaigner and Muslim convert, said on Wednesday that he should be tried for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
Booth, the half-sister of Blair's barrister wife Cherie, is in Malaysia for lectures organised by Viva Palestina, a British-based organisation associated with controversial politician George Galloway.
Asked whether Blair should be arrested and sent to the International Court of Justice in The Hague for war crimes, Booth replied: "Absolutely. He misled the British people and took Britain to war on a lie."
The conflict in Iraq was "an offence", she told reporters after a speech at a Malaysian university, saying it was organised well in advance between Blair and the United States leadership.
Booth has been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, and a supporter of the Palestinian cause, and in 2008 travelled with other activists to Gaza by ship to protest against Israel's blockade of the territory.
The 43-year-old, who wore a black headscarf that tightly framed her face as she gave an address on "Islam from the perspective of Western women", discussed her own conversion which took place 15 weeks ago.
"My friends think I was naive and stupid, they have rubbished me so much," she said. "Really, joining Islam is not a trendy thing to do.
"Friends ask me, don't you miss going to the pub?"
But she defended her decision, which came after a trip to Iran in September 2010, and said that perceptions about Muslim women were incorrect.
"I sat down in the mosque in Iran, there was such tranquility. I had the compulsion to pray and from then on I knew I was a Muslim," she said.
"Muslim women are not oppressed, it is Western women who are oppressed... Western women are bored, lonely and oppressed."...
HOW exactly did this numpty fund the trip? She was recently declared bankrupt. That is her debts exceeded her assets. Her bank and credit cards will have been frozen and unusable. Ah I see the pattern. The Ummah will fund useful idiots!Lauren Booth is, in my opinion, certifiable and converted to Islam less than 13 weeks ago. She has read just few pages of the Koran by her own published admission.
One of the people she owes the most money to? Her half-sister, Cherie Blair. Now she is threatening her brother-in-law with "war crimes" charges. Typical Muslim gratitude.
Lauren Booth's conversion to Islam seems to have followed a very common pattern. Her marriage broke up after she insisted the family move to the "romantic" French countryside, and things didn't turn out to be quite as idyllic as they'd hoped. She declared bankruptcy after running up too many debts.
Divorce and bankruptcy are certainly traumatic, but many Westerners have weathered such setbacks and rebuilt their lives without becoming "slaves of Allah".
Of course, as you note, due to her relationship to the former Prime Minister of Britain, she presents a more than generally "useful" useful idiot for the Ummah to exploit.