Monday's editorial (M Star February 4) was correct to identify ex-PM Tony Blair's belligerence and tendency towards imperialism as a threat not only to world peace but to Labour's electoral fortunes.
During his Andrew Marr Show interview on Sunday, Blair spoke passionately about the need to "deal with the issue of religion in these places" by ensuring that "children are educated to lead them to an open minded, not closed minded, view of the world."
I would instinctively be in favour of secular education as, I suspect would many of your readers.
However, before taking Blair at his word it is worth remembering that in 2004 his choice of education secretary was a certain Ruth Kelly - a known member of reactionary Catholic fundamentalist group Opus Dei.
Kelly introduced a wave of new faith schools.
She oversaw changes to the curriculum which the National Secular Society branded a "charter for indoctrination."
It is against this background that the nature of Blair's crusade can be judged.