March 26, 2015

UK Judge who serves with Shariah court fines Christian for quoting Bible

Rebel Staff

A  former paratrooper turned street preacher has been found guilty of breaching a public order regarding his choice of Bible verses.

According to District Judge Shamim Ahmed Qureshi, Michael Overd, Leviticus 18:22 is fine, but Leviticus 20:13 is a no-no. reports that Ahmed Qureshi “serves with the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, the overseer of the nation’s Shariah courts.”

Christian Concern reports that Ahmed Qureshi told Overd he should not have referenced Leviticus chapter 20 in explaining the biblical view on homosexuality.

Leviticus 18:22 describes homosexual activity as an “abomination.” Meanwhile, Leviticus 20:13 calls for the death penalty.

However, according to Overd, while he used Leviticus 20, he never referenced the death penalty.

“I am being punished for words that never passed my lips,” Overd said.

“I am amazed that the Judge sees it as his role to dictate which parts of the Bible can and can't be preached. I did not quote the full text of Leviticus 20 or make reference to the death penalty but the Judge is telling me that I should use other parts of the Bible. This is not free speech but censorship. The Judge is redacting the Bible. I have been ordered to pay compensation for causing ‘emotional pain’ to someone who approached me aggressively demanding to debate the issue. There was no harm, injury or theft, just a simple disagreement over theology which I have now been fined for,” he added.

Christian Concern also reports that police were accusing Overd of 'being hostile' and encouraged people to film the preacher if he was making 'offensive remarks'.

These witnesses, however, were unable what was said and when.

Overd was fined £200 and ordered to pay £1,200 in costs and compensation.

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commented 2015-03-28 16:17:32 -0400
Man that country has gone so far down the road of no return it’s actually laughable. No wonder my ancestors left the place for good for Canada. What a nuthole. BNP and UKIP have their work cut out for them.
commented 2015-03-28 05:29:34 -0400
In the meantime Prince Charles is growing a garden, Prince William is concerned about the animals in Africa, Prince Harry is partying naked somewhere and the Duchess of Cambridge when not pregnant is busy staying as skinny as she can.
Bring back Henry the VIIIth.
commented 2015-03-27 14:08:07 -0400
And Moses was wrath with the captains of the host and he saith unto them WHAT YE HAVE SPARED THE WOMEN ALIVE? ……but the little ones who have not known man by laying with him…them ye may keep for yourselves.
commented 2015-03-27 08:52:52 -0400
Overd, should of been prepared and brought his Koran and just matched it up with this Leviticus quote. From my vantage point both were wrong in spreading hate.
commented 2015-03-27 04:04:04 -0400
Jesus was the Son of God. Mohommad was the son of the DEVIL!
commented 2015-03-27 00:41:20 -0400
commented 2015-03-26 22:01:47 -0400
Strange, since it appears the Koran says to throw them of the tallest building.
commented 2015-03-26 21:49:35 -0400
Vote lieberal or ndp and it will be here sooner than you think……..
commented 2015-03-26 20:30:51 -0400
I wouldn’t pay it. I’d go to jail first (but then I’m poor as a church mouse so they couldn’t squeeze the money out of me anyway). Western civilization is certainly becoming intolerant of dissenting points of view. When that intolerance reaches the level of being the default position of our courts, we’re in really big trouble.
commented 2015-03-26 19:14:59 -0400
“The stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom and parliamentary government mean something, to consult together. Let me, then, speak in truth and earnestness while time remains.”
Winston Churchill, in “The Defence of Freedom and Peace”
October 16, 1938
commented 2015-03-26 19:12:36 -0400
Liberty GB’s Chairman, Paul Weston, mentioned by Cathy below, was the British politician arrested in 2014 and charged with racial hate for quoting Churchill’s views on Islam!:
Check out the Liberty GB videos:
Paul Weston, as far as I can see, is one the few western politician today who is standing up to Islam in clear, unapologetic language.
commented 2015-03-26 19:10:36 -0400
Are we truly this surprised? Are we honestly saying we never saw this coming? There has been a systematic squelching of Christianity across the Western world for decades now, starting with Europe. But even here in North America, yes, even in Canada, there is a concerted effort to silence/muzzle/ sideline/ marginalize/ eliminate any reference to a God outside of Christianity. What about our Human Rights Tribunals? Anybody thinking of Trinity Western University? It’s already happening, and it’s getting more obvious all the time. (The irony is that these same people who decry Christianity promote any other religion… isn’t that discrimination? They’re two-faced, and we know it.) We already have a form of this in our legal system; it’s just not Sharia law.

Oh, for anybody claiming to be Christian, prepare yourselves — it’s going to get much, MUCH worse.
commented 2015-03-26 19:03:36 -0400
Folks, the article says, “A Christian street preacher convicted and fined by a U.K. judge, who also serves with an Islamic Shariah court, is guilty of having breached the public order by his choice of Bible verses”. That is, the U.K. judge “also” serves with an Islamic Sharia court.
commented 2015-03-26 18:33:07 -0400
WHY is a British man being tried in a Sharia court?
Cathy Rochford said, “This is what those quiet, peaceful, law abiding, niqab loving muslims are chomping at the bit to do here too.” You are right, Cathy. They stay fairly quiet until they’re about 5% of the population of a country, then all Hell breaks loose. Canada is at about 4% so we’d better be ready for them. They cannot be allowed even one concession. They must be told to give up their niqabs and other things that oppress women and integrate, learn English and get a job or leave. I’m sick of them as is everyone I know. I hope the government doesn’t force us to deal with the problem ourselves.
commented 2015-03-26 17:47:11 -0400
tragic declension of liberty…God help us and drive out this scourge in our midst.
commented 2015-03-26 17:21:36 -0400
Since when in the UK can a sharia court judge who in the first place knows absolutely nothing about a bible be allowed to judge anyone concerning a bible quote? In the second place abolish sharia law in the UK as disruptive and treasonous to democracy. Soon those bastards are going to be imposing beheadings for blasphemy against mohamed or the koran. Judge ahmed qureshi’s ruling is absolute bs. This jerk should be fired and deported. This is what those quiet, peaceful, law abiding, niqab loving muslims are chomping at the bit to do here too. Too many people are ignoring this very dangerous global Islamic threat.
commented 2015-03-26 17:18:46 -0400
i s l a m is the curse of the Earth!
commented 2015-03-26 17:17:59 -0400
GB has just shamed it’s forebearers.
commented 2015-03-26 17:09:39 -0400
Oh Great Britain, look what you have become.
Paul Weston was arrested for quoting Churchill.
commented 2015-03-26 16:44:37 -0400
Can’t he appeal this clear error in law?
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