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‘Not guilty’ verdict for North Ireland pastor who criticised Islam

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A Northern Ireland pastor has today been found not guilty of using “grossly offensive” words during a sermon made available online.

Pastor James McConnell was on trial for comments he made about Islam. Speaking today, he made clear that he was standing against Islam as a belief, rather than individual Muslims.

Giving his decision, District Judge Liam McNally said the courts should be cautious of clamping down on speech – even if some found it “contemptible”.

Free expression

The National Secular Society said that while it ‘strongly disagreed’ with McConnell’s words, the ruling was a “welcome reassertion of the fundamental right to freedom of expression”.

McConnell was being prosecuted under the 2003 Communications Act for saying in a sermon: “Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell”.

Speaking after the result, McConnell said that he loved Muslims, but he was against “their theology and their beliefs”. READ MORE

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3 Comments

  1. Nela says:

    I don’t get why they don’t go after Muslims who OBVIOUSLY are spewing out hate against Jews, Christians, Europeans and Americans. They can say the most vile garbage and nobody calls them on it!!!!!! Let’s be fair.

  2. Julian Kennedy says:

    Reblogged this on Go take a jump for God and commented:
    Nonsensical prosecution in the first place!

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