BREAKING NEWS: Belfast Pastor McConnell Acquitted Of Hate Speech After Calling Islam “Satanic”


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

James McConnellBELFAST/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- An outspoken evangelical pastor who called Islam "satanic" and a "doctrine spawned in hell" has been found not guilty of broadcasting hate speech by a Belfast court. The acquittal of Senior Pastor James McConnell was welcomed by the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland, part of a group representing two million British evangelical Christians. "Today's verdict is a victory for common sense and freedom of speech," the group told BosNewsLife in a statement. However it also cautioned that "until the law is changed or clear guidance is issued, there will still be concern about further prosecution" of Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Sentences Evangelist To Prison and Exile


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has sentenced a young evangelical Christian to one year imprisonment and two years exile to a remote border town for his involvement in evangelism and house churches, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Tuesday, August 20.

NEWS WATCH: Britain Fighting Online Terrorism, Crime In Hungary (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Britain has launched a multimillion-dollar global initiative to help fight organized criminals and terrorists using the Internet. Speaking at the opening of the international 'Budapest Conference on Cyberspace', British Foreign Minister William Hague said his nation is developing a new 'Center for global cybersecurity capacity building' on its territory.