Irish Pastor Faces Prison for Criticizing Islam

Tyrannical “hate speech” laws are evolving into sharia in Northern Ireland, where evangelical Christian pastor James McConnell faces 6 months in prison for criticizing Islam.

Pastor McConnell got himself in trouble on May 18, 2014, when he delivered a sermon that included this:

“The God who we worship and serve this evening is not Allah. The Muslim God, Allah, is a heathen deity. Allah is a cruel deity. Allah is a demon deity. A deity that this foolish government of ours … pays homage to, and subscribes financial inducements to curry their favor to keep them happy….

“While in Muslim lands Christians are persecuted for their faith; their homes burned, their churches destroyed, and hundreds of them literally have given their lives for Christ in martyrdom. A lovely young [Sudanese] woman by the name of Miriam, 27 years-of-age, because she has accepted Christ as her Savior, will be flogged publicly and hanged publicly. These fanatical worshippers are worshippers of the god called Allah. Ladies and gentlemen, that is a fact and it cannot be denied and it cannot be refuted.”

Islam’s useful idiot allies don’t have to refute it. They can just put you in jail for saying it.

“To judge by some of what I have heard in the past few months, you would think that Islam was little more than a variation of Christianity and Judaism. Not so. Islam’s ideas about God, about humanity, about salvation are vastly different from the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Islam is heathen. Islam is satanic. Islam is a doctrine spawned in Hell.”

Reasonable people familiar with Mohammad and the sociopathic, bloodthirsty manner by which he established Islam would tend to agree. That’s why the Islamophile authorities want to keep us in the dark by throwing people like McConnell behind bars:

According to Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS), McConnell violated the 2003 Communications Act by “sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive.”

Observers say that McConnell’s prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities — who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists — are using hate speech laws to silence Christians.

Yet again we see that the term “grossly offensive” means “whatever offends the people in charge.”

Lest anyone buy into the Muslim–moonbat alliance’s inevitable screeching about “hate”:

McConnell stressed that he does not hate Muslims. “My church funds medical care for 1,200 Muslim children in Kenya and Ethiopia,” he said. “I’ve no hatred in my heart for Muslims, but I won’t be stopped from preaching against Islam.”

If you want to find real hate, try the Belfast Islamic Center, which turned him in to the authorities. Its executive director Raied al-Wazzan “is leading the push to prosecute McConnell.” He is also exploiting the sermon in other ways:

Al-Wazzan is now trying to leverage the controversy over McConnell’s remarks to shame local politicians into providing him with public land, for free, to build a mega-mosque in Belfast. “We need the land from the government,” he told the BBC. “And there is a huge demand for it. The Muslim population is growing in Belfast, in Northern Ireland, but especially in south Belfast.”

Background on al-Wazzan:

In January 2015, al-Wazzan drew attention to himself when he praised the Islamic State’s rule of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where jihadists have killed or expelled all of the city’s 2,000-year-old, 60,000-strong Christian community. Speaking to the BBC, al-Wazzan said: “Since the Islamic State took over, it [Mosul] has become the most peaceful city in the world.”

In short, al-Wazzan is a servant of evil. This lends support to McConnell’s observations.

Even at 78 years old, McConnell is willing to go to jail rather than recant. We are going to need a lot more like him to get through this disgraceful period of our history and pass the torch of Western Civilization on to future generations.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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