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An evangelical preacher who described Islam as ‘satanic’ and ‘heathen’ is to be prosecuted, it was reported in June.

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Pastor James McConnell triggered controversy when he said he did not trust Muslims, during a sermon at his north Belfast church in 2014. In a statement, Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service’s spokeswoman said: ‘I can confirm that, following consideration of a complaint in relation to an internet broadcast of a sermon in May 2014, a decision was taken to offer an individual an informed warning for an offence contrary to the Communications Act 2003.