Two American-born pastors handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham, England, were threatened with arrest and warned of being beaten for committing what an officer called a "hate crime."
Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, were handing out the leaflets and talking with local youths when they were approached and questioned by a police community support officer, or PCSO.
When the officer discovered the two Birmingham pastors were born in the U.S., he began a heated criticism of President Bush and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
Thought you might be interested to know that a couple who were preaching the gospel in my home town, in the UK, were threatened by the market stall holders. They were accused of "attacking" people. This despite the fact that they were taking it in turns to preach from John 3:16. A more inoffensive text I could barely think of...
Interestingly, a Christian bookshop on Wolverhampton was completely ignored by the police when they reported a crime. A man ran in, raving and screaming, grabbed a tall metal stand and started brandishing it, flinging stockround while waving it at customers, including a small girl... Praise God nobody was injured, but the police showed their true colours when they said the incident "didn't warrant investigation." It took them over twenty four hours to tell the shop staff that they wouldn't investigate... I'm sure if it had been a Muslim bookshop they would have been there immediately.
The Bottom Line IS that these Two American Born Pastors/Brothers in The LORD Jesus Christ were THREATENED with ARREST for passing out GOSPEL TRACTS in a predominantly Mohammedan area of Birmingham, England.
The HATE CRIME committed HERE was by the Mohammedans & the PCSO officer; who BOTH Verbally Assaulted & Battered Pastors Arthur Cummingham, 48, & Joseph Abraham, 65.
The Police Community Support Officer, or PCSO, stepped OVER THE LINE when he Falsely "Religiously" Profiled these Two American Born Evangelists; for Exercising Their Religious Liberty of "Preaching The GOSPEL to EVERY CREATURE".
Immediate Criminal Charges should be filed NOT ONLY against this PCSO "officer" for False Criminal-Profiling; Unethical, Unprofessional Excessive, Unwaranted and Unnecessary Force of Criminal and Verbal Assault & Battery: but ALSO AGAINST Any & ALL Mohammedans who THREATENED the aforesaid Ministers/Pastors/Brothers with "BEING BEATEN" and OTHER HATE CRIMES (VERBAL ASSAULTS & BATTERIES) Committed Against said Ministers/Pastors/Brothers in The LORD Jesus Christ.
This is a GRAVE matter of Religious Liberty & Freedom of Religion being DENIED to The American born Pastors Arthur Cummingham & Joseph Abraham.
These Crimes Must CEASE & DESIST against Judeo-Christians in Great Britain
Always happy to see your posts, Engineer! An excellent by Daniel Pipes at the very end of your message has a lot of good material, as does the one highlighted by SermonAudio itself, we do have to remember that some Muslims are as unknowlegeable as non-Muslims are, [URL=http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Statement-on-Muslims.htm]]]"Don't judge the Muslims that you know by Islam and don't judge Islam by the Muslims that you know."[/URL] It is about time that Muslims in Western countries get Westernized, However, a [URL=http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1716/MR1716.pdf]]]Civil, Democratic Islam[/URL], no matter how desirable, falls into the dreaming the impossible dream.
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"The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace
"The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through The Holy Qur'an. It teaches the value and the importance of charity, mercy, and peace." President George W. Bush's Message for Ramadan November 15, 2001
Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. etc. blah blal...
Rather, the Daniel Pipes article: http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4739 replies to this...
Perhaps this is indicative of the damage that the "Christian" political right and Republicans have done by their relentless association of their agenda with the Gospel for political reasons rather than Gospel reasons.