UK government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

The question was: “Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?”

The answer: “My Lords, I am not going to comment on that last question from the noble Lord.”

In an age when British police are devoting astonishing amounts of time to arresting people for speech that offends Muslims, this is no surprise. When you’re busy enforcing Sharia, how can you confirm that you won’t arrest someone for offending Muslims and making an un-Islamic statement?

“British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime,” Catholic Herald, December 14, 2017:

The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a question on the issue on the House of Lords, the government failed to state clearly whether Christians cannot be prosecuted just for stating their beliefs.

“I said to the government ‘Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?’”

In response to the question, government whip Baroness Vere of Norbiton said: “My Lords, I am not going to comment on that last question from the noble Lord.” She added that the legal definition of “hate crime” has been the same for the past 10 years.

Speaking to Premier Christian Radio, Lord Pearson said the refusal to comment was “pretty unique” and “makes one very worried”.

He said the current definition of “hate crime”, which relies on whether the victim feels offended, was “stupid” and called for the law to be clarified.

“Certainly the stricter Muslims do feel offended by Christianity and our belief in Jesus being the only Son of the one true God,” he added.

He also said there is a double standard in how hate crime laws are applied to Christianity and Islam.

“You can say what you like about the Virgin Birth, the miracles and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but as soon as you say ‘come on, is Islam really the religion of peace that it claims to be’, all hell breaks loose.”…


Iraqi Christian leader presents UK Prime Minister Theresa May with Bible burned by the Islamic State

Theresa May looks in the photo as if she is on the verge of becoming ill. This relentless Islamopanderer was probably worried that someone might think she was “Islamophobic” for getting this close to the issue of Muslim persecution of Christians.

“Prime Minister Theresa May receives Bible burnt by Islamic State,” by Tola Mbakwe, Premier Christian Radio, December 14, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Prime Minister Theresa May has received a Bible charred by Islamic State (IS).

Christian charity Open Doors UK, along with an Iraqi pastor and Conservative MP Dame Caroline Spelman presented the Bible to Mrs May on Wednesday in Parliament.

Their goal was to highlight the plight of Christians and minorities in the Middle East and ask for help in securing a better future for them.

Father Daniel from Erbil in Iraq gave Mrs May the Arabic Bible, which was found at St Mary’s shrine in Karamles, Iraq, after been burnt by IS.

Open Doors said the survival of the Bible symbolises the hope which the Christian community in Iraq continue to hold on to….

Gabon: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabs two Danish journalists

These Danish journalists were stabbed in revenge for “US attacks against Muslims” and because Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. What do they have to do with either one? Absolutely nothing. But they’re both Infidels, and so they will do, and the message of intimidation will get back to those for whom it is intended.

“Two Danish journalists wounded in Gabon knife attack,” AFP, December 17, 2017:

Two Danish nationals were wounded Saturday in a knife attack in Gabon’s capital apparently committed in retribution for “US attacks against Muslims”, a minister said.

The two men, who were reporters for the National Geographic magazine, were stabbed while shopping in a popular tourist area, said defence minister Etienne Massard.

“According to the first testimonies at the scene, the assailant, a 53-year-old Nigerian man, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (“God is Greatest”) during the attack. He was arrested on the spot,” said Massard.

The man, who has lived in Gabon for 19 years, “in his first statements said he acted in retaliation for US attacks against Muslims and America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital”….

Pakistan: At least five killed, 21 injured in jihad suicide attack on church

While Christian churches in the West hold birthday celebrations for Muhammad and acknowledge him as a prophet, this is the reality for Christians in Muslim lands today.

“At least five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church: officials,” AFP, December 17, 2017 (thanks to Damian):

At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said.

Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church in the restive southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, said provincial police chief Moazzam Jah, adding that five of the injured were in serious condition.

Oficials said police intercepted and shot one bomber outside but the second attacker managed to reach the church’s main door where he blew himself up.

“Police were quick to react and stop the attackers from entering into the main hall,” Jah told AFP.

Balochistan provincial home minister Sarfraz Bugti said around 250 people normally attend the church on Sundays, but attendance had swelled to around 400 because it was close to Christmas.

“God forbid, if the terrorists had succeeded in their plans more than 400 precious lives would have been at stake,” tweeted the home minister.

TV footage showed shattered pews and broken musical instruments littered across blood-smeared floors….

Pakistan: Muslims forcing Sikhs to convert to Islam

The  Qur’an famously says that “there is no compulsion in religion,” (2:256), but what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead.

“Sikh community in Hangu ‘being forced to convert,’” by Umer Farooq, Express Tribune, December 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

PESHAWAR: The Sikh community raised on Friday serious concerns after ‘being forced to convert to Islam’ by a government official in Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Lodging a complaint with Deputy Commissioner Hangu Shahid Mehmood, the community members claimed Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Tall Yaqoob Khan was allegedly forcing Sikhs to convert to Islam.

District Nazim Hangu for minority Farid Chand Singh, who filed the complaint, said the community members have been living in the area since 1901 and were never offended by anyone, specifically for religious believes rather lived all their lives peacefully with Muslims.

Singh stated that despite having been a hotbed for sectarian conflicts, residents of Hangu district never harmed them, were never approached by someone to convert to Islam, adding they have friendly relations with Muslims who have always stood up for the community when in need.

“Had it been from someone ordinary, it would have never been felt so offending but when you hear such things from a government official, it becomes something really serious,” Singh told The Express Tribune.

“We the residents of Doaba area are being tortured religiously,” read the complaint.

“The Constitution empowers us to defend our religious beliefs against anyone and we want you to call AC Tall Yaqoob Khan and inquire the issue,” the complaint read, adding that the issues should be investigated so that the community could live in Pakistan with ‘love, peace and harmony’….