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Christian preachers face arrest in Birmingham


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A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham.

The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a "hate crime" and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that "no-go areas" for Christians are emerging in British towns and cities, as the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, claimed in The Sunday Telegraph this year.

Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, both full-time evangelical ministers, have launched legal action against West Midlands Police, claiming the officer infringed their right to profess their religion.

Mr Abraham said: "I couldn't believe this was happening in Britain. The Bishop of Rochester was criticised by the Church of England recently when he said there were no-go areas in Britain but he was right; there are certainly no-go areas for Christians who want to share the gospel."

Last night, Christian campaigners described the officer's behaviour as "deeply alarming".

The preachers, both ministers in Birmingham, were handing out leaflets on Alum Rock Road in February when they started talking to four Asian youths.

Daily Telegraph read on.....

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Ed footnote:
Contrast the differing official responses by the authorities.

Islam militant

Daily Telegraph, 24/06/2008

Feedback:
a christian of 40 yrs. (Guest) 28/01/2013 20:49
the time is coming when we will not be free to say " jesus is LORD " or God bless you ! this is no longer a free country.
John C (Guest) 30/01/2013 15:12
There exists a moral imbalance here. Islam can claim free speech and propagate its splenetic teaching. The word of the Gospel is being impaired.

MP's need to hear from us and Heaven listens.

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