There are many sentences that make you want to cringe because of sheer ignorance but IMO, this one wins hands down:
"Under its guidance, the spread of Islam and its dominance over previously Christian or pagan lands were breathtaking."
Ha has to be insane to say this. Does he know what accompanied this "spread of Islam"? Does he know about the massacres of christians in Constantinople, Jerusalem, the Balkans, Spain after Islam conquered those lands? Difficult to breathe when you are dead, Tony!
The worst part is that the British political elite is even worse than he is when it comes to this matter. Churchill is spinning in his grave.