“Any Christian, especially those holding public positions, should be concerned by what has happened and anyone who cares about free speech in the UK.”
“The street preacher was found guilty by a Magistrates court, then made to pay a £620 fine and complete 80 hours of community service.”
Pastor John Sherwood was preaching outside Uxbridge Station on Friday when two officers approached before pulling him off his platform and placing him in handcuffs.
Christian man arrested for preaching “Islamophobic” Christian message wins £2,500 for wrongful arrest
An elderly Christian street preacher who was arrested by UK police for ‘disturbing the peace’ with his “Islamophobic” Christian message has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest. Oluwole Ilesanmi was preaching outside Southgate tube station in London in February when two Metropolitan Police officers ordered him to stop preaching. When the 64-year-old refused, the officers arrested the elderly preacher, ripping his Bible from his hands, then cuffing his wrists behind his back. Mr Ilesanmi was accused of “Islamophobia” after he called Islam an ‘aberration’. The arresting officers told the elderly preacher, “Nobody wants to listen to that.” When Mr Ilesanmi…