Thursday, 27 December 2012
Dear, dear, old Anjem Choudary decided that Christmas Eve outside St Paul’s Cathedral, with Holy Communion and Carol Services being celebrated inside, was an ideal opportunity to preach to Londoners on the subject that Our Saviour Jesus Christ was a (third rate) Prophet of Islam and not the Son of God.
I couldn’t attend but a small party from London Division did mount a discreet operation to observe and record. I wasn’t going to spoil our Christmas by posting it immediately, or yours expecting you to read it. There’s time enough today.
There is a video and a selection of still photographs.
Anjem did the main interviews while his veiled women tried to engage the public.
Notice that women are less than 2nd class in Islam - deficient, their evidence worth half that of a mans . . .BUT . . . when it comes to da'wa, insulting the public, the women are pushed to the front. Because they know that members of the British public, (and include in that foreign tourists) who might find this sort of thing offensive outside a Christian church at Christmas, are unlikely to harm a woman, especially one with children. The board is all about 'David Cameron's Wicked Christian Country'.
I can’t imagine why they think that women who won’t do you the courtesy of speaking to you face to face are good people to engage with the public.
People were remonstrating with the Islamic group. They went too far with one German tourist when they tried to take him by the arm. He asked the police to intervene but the police declined to take any action despite this being a situation where you could envisage a breach of the peace occurring. Others intending to worship at St Paul's had also complained to the Police but to no avail.
Of course by proselyting outside a Cathedral, Choudary and his followers were also claiming the space at sacred to Islam, and we know that land once claimed for Islam, remains Islam's forevermore.
Finally the Lord Himself took action and a mighty wind blew away the Islamic table, to the laughter and cheers of the visitors to London’s best known Anglican Cathedral.
As the police took no action I assume now that a similar group of Chistians could assemble outside, say, the East London Mosque in Whitechapel next year near during one of the festivals of Eid. It will be fine to tell them that Mohammed has proved himself to be one of the false prophets that Jesus Christ warned us about, that would come after him. Matthew 7.15, 'By their fruits shall ye know them'. And Mohammed’s fruits are that he was by a paedophile and a warlord.
During the 19th and early 20th century the churches were very concerned that the East End was ‘in darkness’ as mentioned in the the passage of Isaiah (9.2) that predicted the birth of the Saviour. They set up missions like the Mildmay Mission Hospital, youth clubs, settlements like that of St Hilda’s founded in 1889 by the Cheltenham Ladies college. These organisations did useful work, some of which helped my family, but they also preached the Gospel. The useful work continues, St Hilda’s now runs as a Bengali Elder care centre, but the Gospel is not part of it. And I think many of the new residents of the East End are more ‘people who walk in darkness’ than my grandparents and their neighbours ever were.
I know evangelists who have the faith, the ability, and the support of the Holy Spirit to attempt this work. I don’t have it, but they do. But the churches, Anglican, Catholic, Methodist must find the courage to send them with appropriate material support. That is my personal opinion and not everyone will share it.
Christmas Eve set the precedent. I pray the new Archbishop of Canterbury will show the will.
Photographs London Division December 2012
Posted on 12/27/2012 1:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
27 Dec 2012
I roared with laughter at teh sight of the black-cloaked figures barring the way of honest pedestrians. Hilarious, malevolent people. Do they really believe that that space now belongs to Islam? Can't shake myself of the impression that it is really a MI5 front. But, sadly, it's not a joke for Christians in the Middle East and Africa.
27 Dec 2012
Let's gather people outside the Whiechapel mosque and have a meeting on the false prophet Mohammed and his followers, who was actually prophesized to be a "demon" by the ancient Hindu's.
Let's see how "peaceful" they remain
27 Dec 2012
Islam is the fastest growing faith in Britain. Hundreds and thousands of Brits are reverting to Islam. By the middle of this century, over half of Brits would be Muslims.
New research has shown more women convert to Islam than men - in fact, they account for 60 per cent of conversions. They believed that they should be a force for good by building bridges between the Muslim and Non Muslim communities in order to understand Islam better.
Examples of women who have left high powered jobs in the city, educated women who mostly found out about Islam independently via books, the internet or discussion with Muslims; seem to be the picture that is portrayed in this study. This clearly demonstrates a clear pattern of converts who while non Muslim rethought their lives and actively sought to reject secular values, for a belief system offering spiritual and worldly guidance in order to regulate life in a meaningful and fulfilling way. The rejection of materialism and decadence seem to be some of the catalysts in making that change.
One of the most high-profile examples is Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, who recently announced she had adopted the faith after a trip to Iran. The conversion of Lauren Booth will have a positive impact, despite claims that it is just attention-seeking. It will encourage people to convert, unless they idolise her, but I think that it will educate people and make them more interested in learning about Muslims. It’s all about having a look at the Quran with an open mind, without presumptions and assumptions…Then would the reader understand what the beautiful religion is
Increasing numbers of young, university-educated women in their twenties and thirties are converting to Islam. Well – educated white women are more likely to convert to Islam than other groups. Through wearing modest clothing, all the way to a head scarf, it’s no longer about how you look, It’s getting free from this idea that you are defined by your dress size.” At the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park, women account for roughly two thirds of the “New Muslims” who make their official declarations of faith – and most of them are under the age of 30.
The question is why are so-called liberated women choosing Islam. Such women are part of an intriguing trend. They seek spirituality, a higher meaning, and tend to be deep thinkers.
While 9/11 has led to a western military and ideological onslaught on Islam, 9/11 has also been the catalyst for increasing numbers, born and bred in the west, to question and reject western values and convert to Islam.
It is also of no surprise that no matter what policies or narrative is pushed by governments, writers, thinkers or elements of the media to try and reason away such conversions as ‘fringe’, ‘coercion’ or ‘blind following,’ this trend will continue in a world that seeks to understand the extent to which Capitalist liberal values have failed man in every sense and left a void which can only be filled by the truth!
"I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of
its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to
possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which
can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man
and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the
Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the
dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems
in a way that would bring it the much
needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad
that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to
be acceptable to the Europe of today." [G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol.
1, No. 81936.]
27 Dec 2012