Former Waterside pastor Rev. Ian Brown says no-one raised an eyebrow when he criticised militant Islam at Lisnagelvin in the wake of the London tube and bus bombings of 2005.
Rev. Brown, who pastored the Londonderry Free Presbyterian congregation from 1987 until he moved to the Martyr’s Memorial Church in Belfast last year, made the comments in a sermon entitled ‘Islam: What’s it all about?’ in defence of Pastor James McConnell of the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Addressing Ian Paisley’s former congregation, Rev. Brown said: “I recall back in Londonderry, taking the topic, after 7/7 [a reference to the London tube and bus bombings of July 7, 2005], we took the topic then: ‘The monster in our midst.’