Pastor James McConnell of Belfast

UK: Belfast Pastor Faces Prison for “Grossly Offending” Islam

An evangelical Christian pastor in Northern Ireland is being prosecuted for making “grossly offensive” remarks about Islam.

James McConnell, 78, is facing up to six months in prison for delivering a sermon in which he described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic.” The message was streamed live on the Internet, and a Muslim group called the police to complain.

  • roccolore

    But Muslims can advocate killing Jews and nothing happens to them.

    • just a thought

      What part of “intolerance of the intolerant will not be tolerated” don’t you understand, citizen zxt602#hgqp5550-34530_0A?

    • Islamophobe!

    • Must be because they know its’ not true… They wouldn’t really do it!?! They did? Oh well.

      • Bataviawillem

        Truth does not mater, any criticism will be prosecuted, true or not.

  • ntt1

    but it is heathen and I also suspect, totally satanic.. Evangelicals give me the creeps but in this case he is absolutely right.

    • Icebow

      It’s heathen in origin, but falls far short of true Paganism as a religion. It might well be regarded as Satanic in Bible terms.

    • just a thought

      “Evangelicals give me the creeps “ Yes, there is that little pebble in the shoe, isn’t there!

      • ntt1

        I haven’t a clue what you are getting at. I don’t like zealots of any stripe

        • just a thought

          What I’m “getting at” is that to side with him just because he’s against the pope isn’t exactly a perfect fit. And, yes, zealots are basically concrete thinkers, who find it difficult or impossible to grasp abstract concepts.

          • ntt1

            I did not side with him because he is against the pope,I did however, agree with him on his points about muslims. yes it is not a perfect fit,that is why i stated i dislike zealots

  • just a thought

    They have to suppress his “hate” speech, because he is correct. Can’t allow the truth. Too dangerous, …for them, because it exposes them for who they are, as well.

    • The state is as evil as it wishes to be.

    • Yeah, its like the old Walt Disney movie of Hiawatha where the Indian (sorry, Native American), the deer and the carnivores are all lovely little pals and not a one of them would think of eating another one of them.
      Don’t look now, Northern Ireland, but the lion is looking at YOU too.

  • Exile1981

    The fact that muslims are watching these church services just shows that it is a co-ordinated poly by them to attack those who speak out. If you or I listened into a sermon at a mosque and then complained because it talked about killing infidels the police would never do anything to the mosque since it is part of their religion and we would be charged with defamation.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Nevermind that the Muslim holy book, in no less than three spots*, describes Jews as apes and pigs.

    *2:65, 5:60, 7:166

    I’d take ‘heathen’ and ‘satanic’ over being described as apes and pigs any day of the week!

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      o/t sorry

      Fella named ‘Irfan’ charged with sexual assault in Toronto after luring a woman to a condo via a Kijiji ad…..

      ‘Police said the woman was offered alcohol and marijuana before being led to an area on the property with key card access, where she was allegedly assaulted.’

    • Clausewitz

      If the Jews are apes, and I fully support Jews and Israel, maybe it’s time we started flinging some poo of our own.

      • just a thought

        They would think it confetti, and that you were agreeing with them.

  • lgeubank

    I don’t think Islam CAN be insulted. No lie or slur could be worse than the truth about those blood-thirsty medieval heathens.

  • k1992

    So, it’s a crime to be “sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive.”

    Offensive, eh? Well, for starters practically any politician’s speech would qualify. Arrest those people!

  • Oracle9

    How quickly Europe has abandoned the Enlightenment in its race to 7th century Arabian tribal values.

    • Clausewitz

      Dark Ages approaching in 5…4…3… .

      • Oracle9

        Worse than that.

        What we commonly call the Dark Ages in Europe was a time of light, of innovation and advancement in culture, art, architecture and law, from previous post-Roman centuries, from Charlemagne to the Magna Carta. What did hold it back was the expansion of the caliphates from India to Spain in the first 100 years after Mohammed’s death, hobbling trade among the civilized nations around the Med.

        We ain’t begun to see the effects of this second resurgence.

        • Clausewitz

          Bingo, you got your history dead on. It wasn’t Europe that made the Dark Ages dark, it was the Muslim hordes attempting to take over the world who made them dark.

  • Martin B

    No one in the Northern Ireland political establishment has balls or a spine, they would rather throw a pastor to the wolves than stand up to the Muzz.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Irish people can be expected to behave in an Irish way. This is typical, actually.

      • Oracle9

        All the great things about the Emerald Isle notwithstanding.

        The voice of reason seems to be pretty silent at least from the Irish leadership and the media, that’s for sure.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    He can use his imprisonment to outreach his evangelicalism to his fellow inmates. Muslims do that all the time.

  • Helios Megistos

    Sinn Fein are a bunch of treasonous commies who care more about promoting diversity than looking out for the ethnic interests of the Irish; both Ireland and Northern Ireland are being utterly swamped by invaders thanks to the EUSSR! Hey, IRA, stop acting like a bunch of social justice faggots and remember your ancestors!

  • Helios Megistos

    The pastor should flee to Belarus; the most Mohammedan-free nation in Europe!×300.jpg

  • Dave

    I am so going to enjoy the beheading videos of british parliamentarians when the UK becomes an islamic state.
    I hope the knives are VERY blunt.

    • Helios Megistos

      In the end, the Champagne socialists who rule over us will be dragged out of power either by the sanguinary Mohammedans or by heroic patriots; they better pray that it will be the later!

      • ellake

        If the Muslims get to power, politicians just convert to Islam
        Just look at Eastern Europe; majority of former communists are quite well off