Ireland: Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sermon Against Islam

via Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam | Christian News Network.

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.”

McConnell then criticized the “foolish” British government for attempting to appease Muslims financially, saying Islam is “a doctrine spawned in hell.” He also noted that Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith by the “fanatical worshipers” of Allah.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, McConnell’s remarks were inspired by the current plight of Meriam Ibrahim—a professing Orthodox Christian woman in Sudan. As previously reported, Ibrahim was sentenced to hang after she was convicted of apostasy for refusing to deny her faith and convert to Islam.

Following McConnell’s May 18th sermon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigated the preacher for allegations of hate crime. Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness described the preacher’s comments as “hate mongering” and said the anti-Muslim statements “must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”

After McConnell’s sermon was publicized, numerous people denounced his message through social media and online comment threads. Furthemore, the Whitewell Metropolitan Church’s website was attacked by hackers and—as of late this week—was  unavailable.

“There are currently attempts to hack and compromise our church website,” the church’s Facebook page explains. “The website is temporarily unavailable. Please be patient as we investigate further.”

In the midst of the attacks from non-Christians, many others have rallied to support McConell. Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said he has personally visited Whitewell Metropolitan Church several times and was thoroughly impressed by McConnell’s preaching.

“There isn’t an ounce of hatred in his bones,” Robinson stated in a newspaper interview. “This is someone who preaches the gospel.”

Later, Robinson clarified his comment in a statement:

“I strongly believe that Pastor James McConnell has the right to freedom of speech,” he explained. “I will defend his right just as I defend the right of others to express views with which I disagree. People have the right to express their differing views and indeed the essence of democracy is the ability to do so in a way that is free from fear and intimidation.”

Others have supported McConnell through social media.

h/t The Right Scoop who has video.

Click the “Ireland” link below for more on how sharia is creeping there.

 

Islam Is Ireland’s Fastest Growing Religion

Happy St. Patty’s Day

via Islam Is Ireland’s Fastest Growing Religion. h/t TROP

The Republic of Ireland may be intimately associated with the Roman Catholic Church, but the fastest-growing faith on the emerald isle is Islam — at such a rapid rate that Muslims are projected to replace Protestantism as the second-most popular religion by the year 2043.

Ireland’s Central Statistics Office reported that between 1991 and 2011, the percentage of Irish residents who were Muslim jumped from 0.1 percent to 1 percent (equating to about 49,000 people). By 2020, Ireland’s Islamic population will more than double to at least 100,000. The increase is attributed to both immigration and population growth. The second fastest-growing faith in Ireland is Orthodox Christianity, largely due to immigration from Eastern Europe — doubling in just five years between 2006 and 2011 to more than 45,000 people.

As their numbers climb, Muslims in Ireland have embarked on projects to build more mosques, including a new $50 million complex in north Dublin that will commence construction in 2014 and become the country’s largest mosque. Illume Magazine reported that the new mosque, at the Clongriffin Centre, will be large enough to hold more than 3,000 people and feature two minarets, a prayer hall, a cultural center, offices, bookshop, a library, a mortuary, a 600-seat events center, school and even a fitness center and apartments. Muslims in Ireland are also free to wear the veil and hijab, unlike in France.

Can’t say you didn’t see this coming.

 

Ireland changes 125-year-old law for Muslims

via Change to 125-year-old Victorian law means Muslims can be buried with no coffin in Ireland h/t halalporkshop

After expressed concerns from members of the Muslim community in Ireland, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan approved a change to the burial regulations established in 1888, which will allow human remains to be buried without a coffin.

On June 1 the reform will override the original rule that no burials are allowed, “unless the body be enclosed in a coffin of wood or some other sufficiently strong material.”

The Irish Times reported that a spokesman for the Department of the Environment explained that, “The change to the rule follows concerns recently expressed by members of the Muslim community regarding their traditional burial rituals,” although the option to go without a coffin will not be exclusive to people of muslim faith.

It is reported that the Environmental Protection Agency, HSE and the City and County Managers Association all approved of the change.

As we warned in 2010:

Sharia and Jihad, Creeping in Ireland

Ireland: Cost of non-Muslim burial plots to increase 33%, Muslim plots $0

Criticizing Islam now a crime in Ireland under sharia-like blasphemy law

Ireland: Cost of non-Muslim burial plots to increase 33%, Muslim plots 0

via Cost of burial plots in south Dublin to increase by a third – The Irish Times

The cost of burial plots in south Dublin is set to increase by a third next year while the cost of a cremation plot is set to rise by 80 per cent.

South Dublin County Council voted yesterday to increase the cost of plots from January 1st for the second year in a row.

The cost of a single burial plot will increase by a third from €1,800 to €2,400. This is a doubling of the cost since 2011.

The cost of a double burial plot will also increase by a third from €3,600 to €4,800. A cremation plot will increase from €550 to €1,000. The 12 other burial ground charges are frozen for 2013. The cost of an Islamic plot, which doubled last year, will not increase.

More taxpayer-funded Islamic outreach at State Dept…in Ireland

More taxation for Islamization. When did Ireland become an Islamic community? via Shahed Amanullah Visited Dublin | Embassy of the United States Dublin, Ireland.

Shahed Amanullah visited Ireland from April 1 – 3. Shahed is the Senior Advisor for Technology for the Office of the Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the US Department of State, working on digital diplomacy projects for the Special Representative, who reports directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Chinedu Onyejelem, Editor of Ireland’s multicultural weekly newspaper Metro Eireann meets Shahed Amanullah.

On Sunday, March 31 Shahed Amanullah and the Karyn Posner Mullen (Diractor of Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy Dublin) met with influential parents and youth from the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre in Dublin. This Shia Mosque, commonly referred to as the Milltown Mosque, has an energized membership that is interested in both intrafaith relations within the Irish Muslim community and interfaith relations with the overwhelmingly Catholic population in Ireland. Shahed shared his vision for the Generation Change initiative that he is spearheading.

Like Islam itself, the State Department no longer distinguishes between politics and religion. Yet it clearly favors one religion over all others.

We posted a previous tweet from Amanullah in 2009, Congressman quoted jihadist at Islam conference:

We presented at that time this and other al-Ghazali quotes?

one must go on jihad (i.e., razzias or raids) at least once a year…one may use a catapult against them [non-Muslims] when they are in a fortress, even if among them are women and children. One may set fire to them and/or drown them…If a person of the Ahl al-Kitab [People of The Book - i.e. Jews and Christians] is enslaved, his marriage is [automatically] revoked….One may cut down their trees…One must destroy their useless books. Jihadists may take as booty whatever they decide...they may steal as much food as they need…

…the dhimmi [may never] mention Allah or His Apostle…Jews, Christians, and Majians must pay the jizya [non-Muslim poll tax]….[O]n offering up the jizya, the dhimmi must hang his head while the official takes hold of his beard and hits [the dhimmi] on the protuberant bone beneath his ear [lower jaw]… They are not permitted to ostentatiously display their wine or church bells…[T]heir houses may not be higher than the Muslim’s, no matter how low…. The dhimmi may not ride an elegant horse or mule; he may ride a donkey only if the saddle is … wood. He may not walk on the good part of the road. [Dhimmis must] wear [an identifying] patch, even women, and even in the [public] baths…[Dhimmis] must hold their tongue…

In short, Al-Ghazali, like his contemporaries, deserves no reverence whatever. He was neither a “moderate,” nor a saint.

Cool, huh? State Dept. reps and Congressmen quoting Muslims who urge jihad.

PS: There is another unindicted co-conspirator to the largest terror financing conviction in US history – ISNA conference going on this weekend in DC.

Ireland’s tax laws and financial regs now sharia compliant

Islam means submission, and Ireland is submitting it’s people as fast as it can. First it was Islamic blasphemy laws in Ireland, now sharia compliant tax laws and financial regulations. And that seems to be just the beginning. But it’s the end of Ireland as we know it. via Ireland aims to be home of Islamic finance in Europe | Business | The Guardian.

Ireland has launched a bid to become the home of Islamic finance in Europe as it seeks to rebuild its once dominant financial services sector.

The taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who was swept to power on a wave of public anger at the taxpayers’ €70bn (£62bn) bailout of failed banks, told the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) that he was doing everything he could to “ensure” Dublin became “a centre of excellence for Islamic finances”.

Irish tax laws and financial regulations are now sharia-compliant, he said, and the government had recently signed double-taxation agreements with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

“There is first-mover advantage. If they [Islamic institutions] feel comfortable in a particular jurisdiction and you develop a cluster, more will follow,” said Ken Owens, chairman of the IFIA. He said there was currently “a scramble” for Islamic business internationally and Ireland is just behind the UK in terms of adjusting its laws to be sharia-compliant.

Sharia law prohibits the payment of interest on loans or overdrafts, or the receipt of interest, and also prevents investment in certain categories including defence, adult entertainment and gambling.

“Their investment universe is quite limited. Islamic funds want to own the ship or the building, not a share in it. They want to own things outright because they can’t pay interest. They want commmodities, infrastructure, manufacturing, property,” said Owens.

On the mortgage market, institutions buy the house or the commercial real estate; the buyer then pays rent instead of interest.

Owens said Irish and UK financial institutions, which were devastated by the financial crisis, saw opportunities worth billions in Islamic finance, either seeking to get a toehold in Islamic countries or attract Islamic institutions to Dublin.

Legitimizing and financing the jihad. Sharia 4 Ireland must be ecstatic.

Can’t say we didn’t warn ya:


US embassy in Ireland to host Obama’s Muslim entrepreneur summit

Another update to posts here and here on yet another Obama-for-Muslims summit, and another big f–k you to Americans in another taxation for Islamization bamboozle.

US president Barack Obama will address Irish-Muslim businesspeople and community leaders during a two-day entrepreneurship event this week.

Obama’s message on the benefits and opportunities of enterprise will be broadcast over the internet from Washington to a gathering in Dublin of Irish Muslims from the worlds of trade, investments and markets.

During the presidential entrepreneurship summit, the president will speak about developing closer links between the Muslim community and providing the capability and funds to develop new business and co-operative networks.

The US embassy in Ireland is hosting the Muslim business people and community leaders at Boston College on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin on Tuesday. Other Muslim leaders across the globe will also participate in Obama’s entrepreneurship summit.

The idea for the event, which will bring together Muslims with an interest in developing close business links, dates back to an address Obama gave last year in Cairo. He announced a vision for a new beginning that would ‘‘deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs’’ in Muslim communities around the world.

The Irish event begins on Tuesday at 12.30pm at Boston College, where the US embassy will stage a meet-and-greet, lunch and a discussion on Obama’s ‘Cairo objectives’ and his initial address to the global conference, which starts tomorrow.

After the discussion, the Irish participants will plug into a live online broadcast of the summit, where ‘‘the important discussion will be on entrepreneurship and enabling business’’, according to the US embassy’s director of public affairs, Karyn Posner-Mullen.

Among the community leaders taking part in the Dublin leg of the summit are Mubarak Habib, who owns Maasail and Adventures, a travel agency that runs tours to Kenya.

It offers a visit to the village of Kogelo, where Obama’s father was born and raised. The other participants include Manan Hameed, whose family are connected to the Madina Asian Food Company, and Hyat Syed of the Kohinoor Company, a Dublin-based food company.

Don’t forget Obama’s sharia-promising, jihad-waging cousin Odinga.

They will share resources and lessons learned from the US public and private sectors, and forge relationships with US public and private bodies and overseas partners to develop innovative solutions to commonlyshared problems.

Lessons learned? Like how to swindle money from U.S. taxpayers to spread sharia law and jihad? There’s a course Obama could actually teach.

In the final stages of the process, the US hopes to develop and sustain the entrepreneurship networks generated through the summit.

That will involve supporting locally-run annual regional conferences to which Ireland’s Muslim community would also contribute.

Interested parties can plug directly into the Obama summit next week and hear the president’s address by logging on at http://www.entrepreneurship.gov/summit.

via The Post. Obama rewards Muslims in Ireland who have been nothing but trouble, including several American converts to Islam who were caught plotting jihad on the Emerald Isle.

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