Bush ‘promoted West-Muslim clash’

George Bush and the “right-wing neo-con establishment” have promoted a “clash of civilisations” between Muslims and the West, Ken Livingstone has said. The London mayor made the remarks at a TUC fringe meeting in which he called for vigilance against a growing threat from the British National Party. He warned that if certain ideas were allowed to grow in a society, such as that a clash of civilisations was inevitable, then groups such as the BNP were able to exploit the situation.

BBC News, 12 September 2005