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Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam
Christian News Network ^ | May 31, 2014 | Garrett Haley

Posted on 05/31/2014 11:46:26 PM PDT by kingattax

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.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dhimmitude; jamesmcconnell; northernireland; rop
may God be with and bless His servant
1 posted on 05/31/2014 11:46:26 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Who ratted him out?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 11:48:39 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kingattax

Who ratted him out?


3 posted on 05/31/2014 11:49:18 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Good question; had to have been someone in his assembly, since the police were told to investigate the pastor for a hate crime.
4 posted on 05/31/2014 11:51:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

Is it a hate crime too for a woman oppressed by Islam’s veil to just leave islam and preach against it?

What is wrong with the West? Talking from both sides of our mouths?

What is the difference between this pastor and her?

I’ll be darn. OUr system is corrupt and racist.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 11:55:21 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: kingattax

Didn’t Ireland get out of the UK? Who is infecting Ireland to adopt UK’s hard-on for bowing down to Islam? May as well change the name from Republic of Ireland to Islamic State of Ireland. I don’t get the western world’s desire to bow before Islam and declare it the most equal (and superior) of all religions.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kingattax
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

Sir Winston Churchill. He called it right, but if he were alive today and said it, he would be thrown in jail...for speaking the truth.

7 posted on 06/01/2014 12:04:16 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: kingattax

certain things in this world are inevitable. They’re just a matter of time. War between islam and judeochristianity is one of those things IMO. It’s going to happen. eventually.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 12:09:55 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: kingattax

You mean he told the truth about islam?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 12:18:12 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: kingattax

Meanwhile in the Mosques of Ireland, vicious hatred of Christians and Jews is preached with little worry of police reaction.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 12:20:28 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: kingattax

Take out the word Allah, and his sermon sounds like it came straight from the Old Testament.

How long before the Bible becomes “Hate Speech?”


11 posted on 06/01/2014 12:21:05 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: kingattax; All

The difference between having a bill of rights and not. We even allow the Westboro Baptist Church.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 12:21:53 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Organic Panic
Re: “I don’t get the western world’s desire to bow before Islam.”

It's because the Muzzies vote 90% Socialist.

The Muzzies also hate Western values and traditions, so they fit right in with Western Socialists.

13 posted on 06/01/2014 12:26:10 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: kingattax

“...a minister of Jesus Christ ought to love every body and fear no mortal man...”

The Conversion of President Andrew Jackson
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2656024/posts


14 posted on 06/01/2014 12:27:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax
Excellent rant!

Any of you who reside in Ireland, the UK, the EU, Canada or anywhere else where it may be illegal, politically incorrect, or in bad taste are urged to click on the link!

15 posted on 06/01/2014 12:33:08 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Dagnabitt
in the Mosques of Ireland, vicious hatred of Christians and Jews is preached with little worry of police reaction

An Irishman told me that "if they make any trouble, they'll end up face down in the Liffey."

16 posted on 06/01/2014 12:35:06 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Cowboy Bob

>> Who ratted him out?

Anyone. It’s the #ing UK.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 12:35:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: left that other site

PING


18 posted on 06/01/2014 1:16:22 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

I agree with everything he said.

Islam is a vile cult.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Organic Panic
"Didn’t Ireland get out of the UK?"

This happened in BELFAST, Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland belongs to the UK. The rest of Ireland (5/6 of it) is an independent country called Republic of Ireland. Belfast is in the part that belongs to the UK.

20 posted on 06/01/2014 1:59:45 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: kingattax

POLICE? Irish mobs need to take to the streets over this.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 3:01:02 AM PDT by montag813
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To: kingattax

Objective cultural analysis and comparison is a deviation from correct thinking.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 3:13:19 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gasport

and a prudent avis will surely ensnare a vermiculate creature.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 3:14:45 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: RC one

“War between islam and judeochristianity is one of those things IMO. It’s going to happen. eventually.”

What do you mean “eventually”? I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember the TV commercials for hand-softening dish-washing detergent with the tag-line “you’re soaking in it”, but we are.

The Judeo-Christian world has been at war with Islam for decades, and as this story demonstrates we are losing badly.

There’s a Taliban proverb - “The West has all the watches but we have all the time”. The Western mindset thinks of a war as something that should be over with in a few years. Islamicists view war as something which can take generations. Pour money from Saudi-Arabia into the American political system and eventually you’ll find a hack like Bill Clinton who will do anything for a buck. Keep at it, and keep funding the dissolution of the Judeo-Christian moral culture and before long you’ll be able to get a blantant Muslim sympathizer like Barack Obama or even Hillary Clinton in the presidency.

Meanwhile pour some of that oil wealth into promoting liberal-socialism in Europe and then flood the continent with Muslim immigrants who within a few decades will be the majority population.

The end result will be a new Caliphate, aided and abetted by weak-minded fools accusing Christian preachers of “hate-crimes”.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 3:28:53 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Organic Panic

It’s Belfast. Still a part of the UK. I’m sure free Ireland also has nutty rules against insulting Islam.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 3:37:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Organic Panic

“Didn’t Ireland get out of the UK?”

Was that a serious reply? It’s hard to tell sometimes whether a comment is subtle and brilliant satire or mind-numbing blindness - there’s a bit of overlap between the two.

Suffice it to say that Northern Ireland is a part of the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland is a nominally independent nation. This two-state solution is what has historically and euphemistically been described as a “compromise”, known better colloquially as “casus belli”.

You see, the ultra-loyalist lowland Scots the British monarchy imported to settle the Ulster plantation largely remain, to this day, ultra-loyalist... much to the chagrin of a U.K. that would best wish to be rid of the business entirely. This can at times result in some minor difficulty for all parties involved, and will likely continue to do so until one party or the other is pushed off the island (or until they find some common enemy to murder in the meantime).


26 posted on 06/01/2014 3:59:17 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Junk Silver

as bad as it is presently is, I think this is all just a prelude to something much worse. I think shortly after Iran has nuclear weapons, it will kick off.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 4:03:37 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: kingattax

Yup!


28 posted on 06/01/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Probably a parishoner hiding in the closet.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 4:10:47 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: RC one

I see Iran acquiring nuclear weapons and then sharing the technology with other Islamic countries such as Sudan to be just another step in this decades-long war.

Would Iran have been able to get this far with its nuclear weapons project without a soft Islam-sympathetic president like Obama in the White House?


30 posted on 06/01/2014 4:11:43 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Organic Panic

He is in Northern Ireland, UK.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 4:35:17 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RC one
certain things in this world are inevitable. They’re just a matter of time. War between islam and judeochristianity is one of those things IMO. It’s going to happen. eventually.

Going to happen? It has been happening for the past 1400 years, only the mooselimbs are the only ones that NEVER quit.

The Jews and the Christians want to believe that all religions are the same, that it's only a "few, a small 1 or 2 per cent" of mooselimbs that are radicals. Yeah, that's only 30 million crazies.

Read my tag line because it applies to all terrorist savages, and it is the only way to end this madness.

32 posted on 06/01/2014 4:38:01 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: kingattax

Islam (aka Mohammedanism) is a hate crime.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 4:43:38 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: cynwoody

Bfl. Looks like a good sermon, but I’ll have to watch it later. Thanks for posting.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 5:02:31 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Ʋ)
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To: kingattax

Meanwhile, the Moslems preach hatred and death against Jews and Christians and anybody not Islamic enough for them 24/7 from every Moslem pulpit, all over the internet, all over YouTube, all over Facebook, with absolutely NO consequences whatsoever.


35 posted on 06/01/2014 5:11:35 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Junk Silver

“Would Iran have been able to get this far with its nuclear weapons project without a soft Islam-sympathetic president like Obama in the White House?”

Yes, the vile Clinton presidency certainly helped China to build its nuke force, North Korea to join the nuke club, and Libya was not far behind. Under President Hillary, Iran and other muslim states will surely get the job done.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 5:16:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: FES0844

Or the police spying on churches. Sign of a totalitarian state. They have nothing better to do.


37 posted on 06/01/2014 5:58:19 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Junk Silver

Islam has been at war with Christianity and everybody else ever since the 7th century. It never ends. It just ebbs and flows like a tide going in and out. Islam is a violent heresy. If they were Christians they would exterminated.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 6:05:29 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: kingattax

Imagine if there was an ideology surrounding the concept of a “pure Aryan race”, one that hated Jews...and you weren’t allowed to speak out against it because that would be “racist”.

;)

I don’t see how this is any different than not being able to speak out about Nazi’s. You MUST be able to call out an evil ideology, otherwise you’re engaging in national suicide.

This is insane. Please, somebody explain how it is any different!


39 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: RC one

Unavoidable. I think the main problem is, it’s going to start civil wars in western countries...once that happens the entire world will fall into chaos.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: kingattax

May God bless you pastor.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 8:29:08 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: kingattax

Reminds me of the time back in the early 90s when I was preaching and this liberal weenie woman had invited this Muslim to the church. I basically said Jesus was the only way to Heaven. She demanded that I apologize to him. I told her to pound sand in a polite way.


42 posted on 06/01/2014 9:12:21 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: kingattax

My tagline has, for several years, been in close agreement with Rev. McConnell...


43 posted on 06/01/2014 11:05:49 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

My apologies. I lost my temper when I read “Ireland.” I didn’t notice the city of Belfast because the opening few lines didn’t bother to distinguish between “Ireland” and “Northern Ireland.” I do know the difference between the two.

Still then... Being in Northern Ireland... This is going to spark one hell of a fight.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 12:43:02 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: jameslalor

I meant exactly what I meant it to say...

It wasn’t until I calmed down I saw this was in Belfast. I guess that just makes my post all the more ironic considering why there is an Ireland and Northern Ireland.


45 posted on 06/01/2014 12:44:17 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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46 posted on 06/01/2014 12:46:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Junk Silver

We have been engaged in limited warfare with elements of Islam but an all out holy war hasn’t been waged for quite a while and not during the age of nuclear weapons. Most westerners would wish to avoid such a conflict. I think Islam will force the world down that path once Iran has the means of producing and proliferating nuclear weapons. I guess I’m talking about Armageddon.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: RC one

I would describe the situation for the past two decades as
a “sporadic holy war.” Was there ever a day in any holy war when more infidels were killed than on Sept 11 2001? I believe that 9/11 was intended to rile up Islamicists in preparation for the decades-long “slow” war we are in the midst of. Islamicists have succeeded in breaking the will of much of Europe. As their population grows so will their political influence. At some point Europe will decide it’s easier just to go along with the wishes of its new Islamic majority than to confront a nuclear armed Iran.

The one sticking point in the road to a global Caliphate has been all those blasted conservative Christians in the United States and in parts of Africa. It’s just not as easy to dominate those people. Note how little support Christians are getting both domestically and abroad from our current administration.


48 posted on 06/01/2014 2:55:12 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: AlaskaErik; All

While verifying this quote I located the following, which others may find useful.

“All editions from 1902 had an abridged text, in which Churchill excised about 25% of the original manuscript, but also some new material. [] The Churchill Center is now facilitating publication of a new unabridged edition.” - http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/writings

“Originally published in two volumes in 1899, The River War has been out of print in its original, unabridged version since it was shortened to one volume in 1902.” - http://www.staugustine.net/our-books/books/the-river-war/

An archived page from the Churchill Center has the quote - http://web.archive.org/web/20080624000933/http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=137

The new unabridged edition does not yet appear on the Churchill Center website. An unabridged edition is available at http://www.staugustine.net/our-books/books/the-river-war/

This is an awesome quote. Is it the reason Obama returned the bust of Churchill?


49 posted on 06/02/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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