Christian Pastor Forced to Learn Islam in America

Pastor Daisy Obi is a 73-year-old ordained Nigerian minister living in Boston. She is now facing two years in jail or a reduced 18-month sentence if she enrolls in classes on Islam to "understand the Muslim faith."

This might seem a normal punishment in Muslim countries, but it's certainly odd that it is taking place in America. One of her tenants, Gihan Suliman, accused the 73-year-old pastor of assault and battery and “yelling anti-Muslim slogans against her.”

Suliman lives in the apartment with her family and upwards to 15 other people who come and go. Obi was concerned by the number of people who come and go. Suliman accused Obi of shouting at her and pushing her backward 15 to 20 stairs. Obi vehemently denied this.

Daisy Obi was sentenced to two years in jail on the assault and battery charge for pushing Suliman. Judge Paul Yee, Jr. said, “I want you to learn about the Muslim faith. I want you to enroll and attend an introductory course on Islam. I do want you to understand people of the Muslim faith, and they need to be respected. They may worship Allah … but they need to be respected.”

Obi said she believes Suliman hates her because she is a Christian. Judge Paul Yee, Jr. also called Pastor Daisy "the landlord from hell." Pastor Daisy's attorney is now appealing the case. The question is can a judge order someone to "learn or attend classes of a religion" as a punishment?

Pamela Gellar, who is helping Pastor Daisy, said "First off, I do not believe that Pastor Daisy Obi, a 73-year-old ordained minister from Nigeria, threw the Islamic supremacist Gihan Suliman down the stairs. I think she is a liar — I have seen this too any times. Muslim revenge. Muslims in Muslim countries under the sharia do this all the time: accuse Christians of blasphemy in order to get them jailed or punished."

Photo: The Guardian

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