Islam, Conservative leaders, and Pastor James McConnell

Pastor James McConnell’s “Satanic Islam” rhetoric may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But should he be facing prison for it? Conservative leaders’ ridiculous rhetoric that Islam State isn’t Islamic is surely more damaging to the future of the West

Ar 78 years of age, Pastor James McConnell is being treated for both cancer and diabetes. He faces six months in a Belfast prison for a sermon delivered to his church in May last year.

As the fate of indigenous Christians across Syria and Iraq played on the minds of his flock the Evangelical minister took to his lectern in Northern Ireland to address the exterminations being carried out by the soon to be declared Islamic State.

“Today we see powerful evidence,” he began, “that more and more Muslims are putting the Quran’s hatred of Jews and Christians alike into practice.” As always, McConnell’s remarks at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle were also streamed online.

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  • Brett_McS

    In light of subsequent events he should be given a 6 months tax holiday.

    • luna

      Isn’t he already tax exempt?

      • Fran800

        The church (which is a corporation) would be tax exempt, but employees have to pay income tax on their salary.

  • tom_billesley

    “Satanic Islam”?
    Hasn’t anyone told him he should be calling it “SI” so as not to offend satanists?

  • ntt1

    He is right , and this only underscores the pathetic weakness of the Cameron’s of the world leadership.

  • cmh

    so reciting koran and hadith is ok? but what he said is a crime? that doesn’t make sense on any level whether liberal, conservative or feminist…..

  • “Conservative leaders’ ridiculous rhetoric that Islam State isn’t Islamic is surely more damaging to the future of the West”

    Rhetoric which I ridiculed here:

    Nice curry, shame about the hate

    https://johnallmanuk.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/nice-curry/