Second evangelical Christian minister joins James McConnell row as he compares Islamists to Hitler
A second evangelical minister has publicly condemned Islam, comparing Muslim fundamentalists to Adolf Hitler.
Pastor Paul Burns of Adullam Christian Fellowship Church in Sandy Row, south Belfast, contacted the Belfast Telegraph yesterday to voice support for Pastor James McConnell.
"I understand exactly where he is coming from," he said.
"That is not building up hatred against Muslim people but the teaching of Islam. The Koran teaches that all infidels who do not convert to Islamic teaching, then it is correct to be able to kill all those who oppose the teaching of the Koran.
"When Pastor McConnell is talking about it as a direct teaching of Satan – it is.
"Hitler murdered over six-and-a-half million Jewish people. I would class him as Satanic. The people who are blowing up buses are told in the teaching of the Koran they are going to have 75 virgins who are going to wait upon them, whom he would have total control over.
"Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ is the way of salvation and teaches that God is the God of love, and teaches to repent of your sins. It doesn't teach to go out and murder in the name of Jesus Christ.
"It doesn't teach to go out and burn villages down."
Pastor Burns also voiced concern over halal meat being eaten in the UK.
"Halal meat had been coming across into the UK, into our schools where Muslim clerics have prayed over the food that is actually being given to our children, who are of a Christian nation," he said.