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Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 31, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – A 75-year-old Irish preacher was subjected to a police probe after he condemned Islam in a sermon and was accused of ‘hate mongering.’

    James McConnell, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, Ireland, discussed the religion of Islam during an evening sermon on Sunday, May 18th. During the sermon, McConnell denounced Islam and said the contrast between it and Christianity is stark.

    “The God we worship and serve this evening is not Allah,” he proclaimed, according to a video of his sermon. “The Muslim god—Allah—is a heathen deity. Allah is a cruel deity. Allah is a demon deity.”

    McConnell then criticized the “foolish” British government for attempting to appease Muslims financially, saying Islam is “a doctrine spawned in hell.” He also noted that Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith by the “fanatical worshipers” of Allah.

    According to the Belfast Telegraph, McConnell’s remarks were inspired by the current plight of Meriam Ibrahim—a professing Orthodox Christian woman in Sudan. As previously reported, Ibrahim was sentenced to hang after she was convicted of apostasy for refusing to deny her faith and convert to Islam.

    Following McConnell’s May 18th sermon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigated the preacher for allegations of hate crime. Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness described the preacher’s comments as “hate mongering” and said the anti-Muslim statements “must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”

    http://christiannews.net/2014/05/31...nvestigation-for-sunday-sermon-against-islam/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUJFIMciQA8
     
  2. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Just curious how long before the by-line will be "Some Town, Some State, USA"! :tear::tear:

    Should He delay His return for the church, I predict 5 years or so!!
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Northern Ireland of course is part of the UK. Here in Eire we watch with interest because though not law here yet it is often an indication of trends.
     
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