Connecticut: Church Allows Muslims to Set up Mosque in Basement

Unfortunately today we see another example of Western Civilization committing its slow suicide. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church which is led by Rev. Paul Briggs has opened his Church to a religion that is out to destroy all other religions. He has temporarily rented out the Church basement, and allowed it to be turned into a makeshift Mosque which is being used by dozens of Muslims. Judging by his comments we can see that he is uniformed on Islam.

“I inquired of the leadership to see if there were any objections, and no one had any objections,” Briggs said. “We were glad to welcome them.”

Christians and Muslims have mixed a bit at the church.

“We invited leadership from the mosque to address a public gathering of our congregation during Lent to tell us a little bit about Islam,” Briggs said. “I think our people enjoy understanding another religion. It helps us to understand our own faith.”

“I think it’s a crucial period in our history in the U.S. for us to be able to understand Islam and build friendships for a peaceful future,” he said.

With all the news reports on Muslims, I would think that all Church leaders would have taken the time to educate themselves on Islam. Apparently that is not the case. Reverend, did the Muslims who spoke at your Church tell you that Islam calls for your dominance or death?

Koran verse 009.029
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Did they tell you that Islam allows kidnapping, rape, and slavery?

Koran verse 033.050
YUSUFALI: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

The Reverend speaks of peace between Christianity and Islam. But how can that be when Islam calls for perpetual war?

Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

Finally Reverend, did they tell your congregation that according to the Islamic scriptures that Jesus will come back as a Muslim and destroy Christianity? How do you think that would have went over?

Book 37, Number 4310:
Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.

Do you think that the Jesus of Christianity would have supported these actions Reverend? Of course he would not have, which means that Islam does not belong in your Church. This is besides the fact that the Muslims have disrespected you, by not telling you the whole story about Islam. Will you now do the right thing and ask them to leave?

St. Marys can be reached HERE.

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32 comments for “Connecticut: Church Allows Muslims to Set up Mosque in Basement

  1. admin
    December 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I just sent this email to the Reverend.

    Hello Reverend,

    I saw a news article today about your Church allowing Muslims to set up a Mosque in the basement. I also noticed that you have not done any research on your own about Islam, and are willing to blindly to believe what those Muslims told you. Do you think that Christians being persecuted across the Islamic world is just a coincidence, and has nothing to do with Islam?

    I urge you to do the right thing, and expose the hateful reality of Islam to your congregation. Our families future generations are counting on Church leaders to protect them from Islam.

    Thank you,


  2. eib
    December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Understanding Islam and building a peaceful future are laudable goals, if mutually exclusive.
    The fact is that the Episcopal Church is a Christian Church.
    They employ liturgy, part of which is derived from the Orthodox and even Coptic churches.
    This rector seems to have no sense of history, Christian or Muslim for that matter.
    Islam is an errant monotheism. The very use of the church for its practices profanes Christianity. Do you think, for even one moment, Rev. Briggs, that you would be welcome to hold a mass in a mosque?
    Or even in the basement of a mosque?
    Interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians consists of this:
    The Christians say that Islam is a great religion.
    Then the Muslims say that Islam is a great religion.
    You have submitted once.
    You will probably submit a thousand times.
    And the second you don’t submit, your Muslim “friends” will throw a ton of bricks right onto your head.
    You are playing with fire.
    You have been warned.

    • December 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

      Snake Hunter sez,

      “War is deceit” says the Holy Qur’an…
      Bukhari Vol 4, Book 52,269

      “Fight and slay the pagans whereever ye find them, and lie in wait for them in every strategm of war.” – Qur’an 9:5

      “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve; therefore, strike off their heads, and strike off every fingertip of them.” – Qur’an 8:12


      ___ ___

  3. December 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Just my opinion; stop. Do not allow this to happen. I don’t care. Don’t allow it. These muslims did not come to America to embrace the American values. They come here to change America. I beg of you. Do not let this happen. May God bless.

    • December 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      You are overlooking a wonderful opportunity. A simple broadcast/recording device in the basement, could, if they operate in English, provide the most valuable possible education.

  4. rock
    December 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm
  5. me
    December 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    arselifters and apologist appeasers of areelifters…..

  6. December 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I hope that the Priest will check out this post, but I’d bet he won’t. I intend to send an email with a link to more information.

    • admin
      December 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks for pitching in!

  7. December 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    This is so maddening and are these people
    totally ignorant or do they just refuse
    to see the forest that is the trees?

    Might this be a place for you to check
    out in the future to how things are

    The pace of such events as this has
    rapidly accelerated under the mullah
    in The White House, or is my imagination?

    I will be CP this to my site and I have
    many readers who will be contacting
    St. Marys.

    • admin
      December 14, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Hi Patriot,

      It seems that Reverend Briggs is uniformed on Islam,and a big thanks to those who will take the extra step and contact the Church.

      I think this would be a good place for that. I have to start a list.


  8. December 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Hells Bells

  9. eib
    December 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I have another approach to this problem. The rector of this church cannot allow the Muslim services in the basement of his church without the approval of his local bishop. I would suggest getting in touch with the diocesan authorities. I suspect that their views will be closer to ours. Though we cannot be certain.

  10. Laura
    December 14, 2010 at 10:09 am

    What do the congregants have to say about this? If I was one, I would leave the church ASAP. The church deserves to have a mass exodus. This or any other church who thinks of allowing muslims to set up a mosque ought to be monitored by authorities just as all mosques should be monitored. Now I’ll be waiting for a mosque to allow Christians or Jews to set up a church or synagogues in their basement.

  11. Angela
    December 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I cannot believe this! Although it comes as no surprise. If anyone has a contact e-mail for this pro-Islamic ‘Christian’ pacifier, please send to me. I’d love to send him a piece of my mind, backed up with facts.

    Allah is not God, he is the devil himself dressed in light. This reverend is certainly playing with fire and is no better than the stall holders who Jesus threw out of His Temple.

  12. Dan
    December 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm


    Below is a copy of my email to the Reverend:

    Rev. Briggs,

    As a Southern Baptist Pastor, I implore you to change your mind about the Mosque. I have another Pastor friend who’s congregation had outgrown their Church. Against much advice, my friend and the Deacons and Elders of the Church decided to sell the old Church to the local Islamic Society. After selling the House of God to Islam, the Church fell on hard times. Membership declined, people stopped getting along with each other. My Pastor friend had some serious health issues in his family. They Church has fallen apart. He has had to relocate and take an Associate Pastor position. You can’t share God’s house with the antichrist, or sell it to them and expect to prosper.

    I humbly ask have you read the Qur’an or the Hadith of Bukhari? Have you studied 1st and 2nd John? If you’ve done this you can’t help but see Islam is nothing more than the antichrist. How do you think you will be judged in the hereafter for opening the door and allowing the enemy into God’s house? Please read any of Dr Mark Gabriel’s books. Dr Gabriel is a great Christian man, a former Islamic Scholar and Professor, as well as a former Immam. He had memorized the Qur’an by the age of 12.

    You don’t have to take my word or Dr Gabriel’s word, the Qur’an and the Hadith are very easy reads.

    I ask you, from one Pastor to another, please Pray about this before you allow this to happen!

    Your Brother in Christ,

    Dan Cox

    • admin
      December 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      That is great Dan. If anyone can connect with him, it would be you. I just checked my email, and he has not yet responded to me. If you get one back, and want to give us a quick rundown on what he said please do.


      • Dan
        December 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm

        Will do Chris.

  13. Dan
    December 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Death by ignorance.

  14. December 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    My great aunt and other family members (the ones who did not go to The Salvation Army) were members of St. Mary’s in Manchester, CT years ago. Manchester was once the nicest little town you could imagine. But like most nice, friendly people who are uninformed about Islam, they are clueless. I am sure they think it is the Christian thing to do to share their space in such a way. Islamists have done a great job of framing the debate. We have a lot of catching up to do.

    • Spartan24
      December 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

      I think that it is the old mainline Protestant denominations (Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran, ect) that are cozying up to Muslims. My best advice would be if you are going to a church like this to immediatly resign membership and seek out an evangelical type church (Assemblies of God, Pentecostal ect) or a Baptist church. Understand that churches are like people and each one is different.

  15. Laura
    December 15, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Did their muslim guests tell them about the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the massacre of Christians in Nigeria, the genocide of Christians in the Sudan and the kidnapping of Christian children to be indoctrinated into islam? Did they mention the burning of churches in Malaysia and Indonesia and Kosovo? Or how about Christians being driven out of Lebanon, Iraq and the PA and hamas controlled territories? Or did they bother to mention muslim converts to Christianity being sentenced to death in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other muslim countries? Or how about the female genital mutilation, the stonings and floggings, forced shrounding and “honor” murders of women and girls throughout the muslim world.

    • admin
      December 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      Great post Laura, thank you!

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