The pictures are of a recent demonstration of Islam protesters in London.( more here and here ) as well as these hateful threatening placards they burnt flags (USA & Israel) and listened to a known hate preacher: Choudary (former UK leader of the al-Muhajiroun and Islam4UK organisation) – both of which have been outlawed under the Terrorism Act. Why is he allowed to preach on our streets with a microphone and police protection?
I can only observe hatred and intolerance from the religion of Islam the opposite of the love of Christ. Jesus endured hatred, mockery, insults, physical pain from a world that rejected and despised Him. Yet He took it all upon Himself for us and said nothing in His defence, that takes some strength!! There will be suffering also for those who follow Jesus, there will be insults, hatred and pain but we must take heart for He has overcome the world.
Hatred blinds but love overcomes!
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33 ESV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. 1 Cor 13:4-8
Matthew 5:43 Love your enemies