Outrage As Church Holds Muslim Funeral For ISIS Fighter

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BREITBART by Oliver Lane and Chris Tomlinson   Posted Fri., May 27, 2016

A German pastor has decided to hold a Muslim funeral for a 17-year-old who died fighting for Islamic State in Syria, leaving many outraged.

Pastor Sieghard Wilm of the protestant St. Pauli Church in Hamburg is stirring strong emotions after he made the choice to hold a Muslim funeral in his church for 17-year-old ‘Florent’, who died fighting for the Islamic state in Syria in July. The funeral will take place today.

It was confirmed that Florent had sent an audio message back to Germany shortly before his death, saying that he had become disillusioned with the terrorist group. This led to speculation that members of Islamic State had killed him themselves.

Mr. Wilm said he has dealt with worse criticism in his life than holding a funeral for a terrorist and explained his motivations in an interview with SHZ.de.

“We cannot deny this is a difficult situation,” Mr. Wilm said in response to critics. “I can tell you as a pastor at St. Pauli, that I have also laid to rest more killers,” and claimed: “A man remains a man. Even a person who has offended against someone. Even such a man has relatives who mourn him.”

Germany’s NDR reports there has been heated discussion over the funeral, especially on social media. Euronews reports today’s funeral has “stimulated” debate.

Mr. Wilm claims that he wanted to use the opportunity to create a “safe space” for the family of the slain terrorist so they are not forced to grieve in private.

He mentioned that the Muslim service would be a good opportunity for “learning and respect among religions”.

Seventeen-year-old Florent immigrated to Germany from Cameroon and was raised as a Christian until he was converted to Islam at the age of 14 by Salafist preachers. Mr. Wilm said that since the mother of Florent was Christian it was more appropriate for her to be in a church to mourn his death, than a mosque.

Seventeen-year-old Florent immigrated to Germany from Cameroon and was raised as a Christian until he was converted to Islam at the age of 14 by Salafist preachers. Mr. Wilm said that since the mother of Florent was Christian it was more appropriate for her to be in a church to mourn his death, than a mosque.

Full article here: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/27/outrage-as-church-holds-muslim-funeral-for-islamic-state-fighter/

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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