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06-02-2008, 02:07 PM
American Christians Face 'Hate Crime' for Preaching Gospel

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.

Cunningham explained that the gospel message was not linked to American foreign policy, but the officer reportedly became belligerent.

"He said we were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread our Christian message," Cunningham told the London Telegraph. "He said we were committing a hate crime by telling the youths to leave Islam and said that he was going to take us to the police station."


06-02-2008, 02:38 PM
Wow... Is this for real?

06-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Wow... Is this for real?

for real. England is going down the drain.

06-04-2008, 04:33 PM
They had been on a slow slide for years. Turning over their firearms like sheep was the final nail in the coffin over there.

movie buff
06-04-2008, 05:36 PM
It is, sadly, true. Muslim extremists are gaining more power in England every day, and the Church of England has become a shallow, pathetic organization which has compromised its beliefs time and again to appease the Muslims and other groups.

06-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Ever read this book:


While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within (Paperback)
by Bruce Bawer

"Bruce Bawer, who has wrestled previously about American fundamentalism (Stealing Jesus) and gay rights (A Place at the Table), finds an equally contentious and compelling subject in the blind eye of European liberalism. Enchanted by the famed tolerance of Amsterdam, Bawer moved to Europe in 1998. But after settling in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood, the author noticed a society that offered "millions in aid, but not a penny in salary." Reviewers find Bawer an eloquent writer with his passion balanced between his American sensibilities and his European residence. The sharpest criticism—that a lack of a bibliography turns While Europe Slept into an exercise in pamphleteering—doesn't undermine the ultimate effectiveness, or importance, of Bawer's thesis."

06-04-2008, 08:57 PM
I don't think that muslims are trying to take over, however I do believe they get preferential treatment when we allow political correctness and overreaction to miniscule issues to put us in fear.

06-04-2008, 09:01 PM
Bye bye England, nice knowing you.