By Theodore Shoebat
In the spirit of Sunday, I thought I would post a sermon by Pastor James McConnell of Belfast Ireland, in which he says, “Allah Is A Heathen Deity, Allah Is A Cruel Deity, Allah Is A Demon Deity.”
Because of this sermon, believe it or not, the police actually interrogated him on account of some anti-Muslim violence that has occurred in Ireland. According to one report:
A Belfast pastor who called Islam “heathen” and “satanic” spent almost two hours at a police station on Friday being questioned about his remarks.
Pastor James McConnell from the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle has apologised publicly for any distress.
After he left Newtownabbey police station, his solicitor Joe Rice said he had attended voluntarily and had not been arrested.
Mr Rice said police inquiries were continuing.
Outside the station, he read a statement in which the pastor apologised for any offence caused. Earlier Mr McConnell issued a statement on his church website.
“I had no intention of causing any offence or insulting any member of the Muslim community,” he said.
The pastor said he had not intended to “arouse fear or stir up or incite hatred” towards any member of the Muslim community.
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson was heavily criticised when he backed Mr McConnell.
Earlier this week, Mr Robinson visited the Belfast Islamic Centre and made a public apology for his comments.
Speaking to his congregation in north Belfast on 18 May, Mr McConnell said “a new evil had arisen” and “there are cells of Muslims right throughout Britain”.
“Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell,” he said.
He said he agreed with the late MP Enoch Powell, whose 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech criticised immigration.