Unionists have criticised Tony Blair over a reference he made to "Protestant extremists" during a speech on global terrorism and religious intolerance.
He said Muslims who committed acts of terrorism were no more true to their faith than the "Protestant bigot" who murdered Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Unionist politicians in Northern Ireland reacted angrily to Mr Blair's comments, with the DUP's Ian Paisley Junior saying it was a "studied insult of the Protestant community".
"The prime minister's comments, singling out Protestantism as a root cause of terrorism, is so unbalanced that it not only reveals (his) true nature, but also identifies a weakness in his judgements, his character and his understanding," he said. ...