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Posted on 01/19/2004 4:51:56 PM PST by joesnuffy
Priest fined for speaking against Islam 82-year-old guilty of 'provoking hatred' for saying Quran of the devil
Posted: January 19, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
A French priest has been found guilty of "provoking discrimination, hatred or violence" for comments he made critical of the Quran, Islam's holy book.
Philippe Sulmont, 82, was fined $990 for expressing his thoughts in a letter to his parishioners in Domqueur in 2002, Agence France-Presse reported.
"The Asiatics proliferate and invade our land, bringing with them an ideology that threatens the whole world," he wrote.
"Indeed I would add there is no such thing as 'moderate' Islam. All the populations infected by the Muslim religion are indoctrinated by the Quran a holy book which is the manual for the extension of the kingdom of the devil at the expense of the kingdom of Christ."
Sulmont was required to give one euro to the organization that sought his conviction, the League of Human Rights. He also must pay for the judgment to be published in two local newspapers, AFP reported.
Meanwhile, Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies of "Lord of the Rings" fame is under fire for comments he made about Europe's Muslim population, saying it was a "demographic catastrophe" threatening "Western civilization."
Talk host under fire for slamming Arabs
"I am the LORD your God "
(1) "You shall have no other gods before Me."
(this applies to Allah, Mohammad, Buddha, et. al.)
Has France declared the Bible a hate book? Canada already has by not allowing pastors to read any scripture regarding homosexuality over the air.
CAIR is already suing everyone in sight for defamation any time something is said or written they don't like.
Holy crap. Sign this boy up! The fact that this sentence was uttered by a priest just impresses the hell outta me. What a Freeper he'd make.
Post this on your wall. Truer words were never spoken. God bless this man. Pity that in the face of Islam, only the old are brave.
Awesome. This is a man of integrity, if he's to be judged by this statement.
I would not mind being in his place, being the recipient of a "fine" for having spoken God's truth.
What an adventure those of us who are in the Truth are in for. Just a "sneek peek" at the ending: we (who are in Christ) win.
Here's what he said...
I BELIEVE in racial equality not racial discrimination. All I was commenting on was that there are cultural changes taking place in Europe that I consider to be unacceptable.
The fact that a minister of the French government has to fly to Cairo to talk with one of the religious heads in one of the mosques to get his approval for a ban on headscarves can be seen in two ways.
One, is how wonderfully culturally sensitive. The other, it seems to give an authority to a wholly unelected figure well outside Europe's jurisdiction.
I am really proud to be living in a society that accepts women as our equals, that accepts civilised discourse that allows people to hold different opinions without coming to any act of violence.
Here in America when that earthquake happened in Iran the reaction of everyone I knew was horror and dismay, the reaction of everyone when they heard that the old woman had been brought out alive long after they thought there was anyone there was absolute awe at the extraordinary capacity of the human spirit to survive. Contrast that with people jumping up and down and clapping at the 9/11 disaster in certain countries.
I don't think that Western society is opposed to Islamic society at all. I think a very important part of Islamic society is opposed to Western society.
It is time that ordinary Muslims stood up to be counted.
Most societies can benefit from a good stirring of genes, but most cultures are tolerant of each other. I do not see Buddhists throwing bombs into Christian churches, I do not see Christians blowing up Hindu temples, I do not see those sorts of challenges.
When we are prepared to overlook certain things because we don't want to rock the boat, this is wrong.
The greatest act of racism is to expect that other people will not behave according to your values and standards.
Yes, I am for dead, (traditional) white male culture. It's pretty damn good, pretty damn marvellous, pretty wonderful. That's not to exclude other cultures, but it's not to diminish mine.
I'm sorry that might be perceived as infringing some sort of racial taboo, it's certainly not intended to be a racial remark.
We are losing the ability to sit down and be able to have a tolerable argument.
I do not want to see a society where, should I ever have any, my granddaughters have their fingernails pulled out because they are wearing nail varnish.
I hope that my friends and relatives in Wales are not going to be shocked by what they are going to read about.
Do not brand me a racist because I am most certainly not.
But I will stand by this: Western Christianised Europe has values and experience that is worth defending.
I further guess that John Rhys-Davies wont be getting a part in Ridley Scott's upcoming disgraceful Muslim ass-kissing propaganda film about the Crusades.
It will start with hate speech crimes for those who oppose homosexuality on religious grounds. It might spread to speaking against Islam. Regardless, its coming here, in our lifetime, and Christians must stop fighting each other and unite to support and pray for each other in the dark times enveloping us.
From your lips my friend.
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