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Abdul Mayanja (19) Funeral Pictorial


Abdul

Abdul Mayanja, 19, the Ugandan boy that was gunned to death in East London on August 25th 2017, was laid to rest.

His parents Kidza Mutagubya and mum Hadija Kidza (pictured below) were joined by Ugandans and hundreds of other mourners, in laying Abdul to rest at the Garden of Peace Muslim Cemetery in Hainault, North East London.

Kidza and wife

Since his murder, at 10:40p.m near the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, two men aged 22 and 23, have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

His grave pictured below

Abdul grave

Mourners after the burial

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Postponed Due to London Terrorist Attacks: Pastor John Hagee’s June 2017 Tour.


Video link to Pastor John Hagee in London in 2015 (and video within article too)


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Pastor John Hagee in June 2015 at Westminster Chapel

The recent London terrorist attacks have caused renown American Pastor John Hagee to indefinitely postpone his annual June London crusade.

In an official statement from John Hagee Ministries (JHM) to UK Ministry partners, the June 22nd-June 24th 2017 crusade at Westminster Chapel, in Central London was announced as postponed due to “recent attacks in Central London and Manchester”.

More than a thousand people had already booked to attend the events, with hundreds more still expected to register, read details in the statement.

A full ticket refund is being offered to all those who had already booked.

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Part of the June 2015 congregation at Westminster Chapel. 

 

The crusade split into two events: a Night to Honour Israel (June 22nd) and two days of prophecy and anointing service (June 23rd-June 24th 2017) are sell-out events.

Part of the reasons cited for postponement, were the specific threats from Islamic extremists, targeting Christians and Jews during the month of Ramadan and being the timing for the Ministry’s events.

“Although no specific threat has been received, we have been advised that our events could be targets” read the statement in part.

It is with wisdom and not fear that the leadership takes this responsibility for the protection of those that would attend, bearing in mind the Night to Honour Israel would be the largest pro-Israel event of the year with both Christians and Jews meeting at a location just a short distance from the two recent London attacks.
Video of Pastor Hagee preaching in June 2015 at Westminster Chapel

The full statement:

JHM Statement: Postponement of London Events

It is with great regret that we announce the Night to Honour Israel on 22 June and the John Hagee Ministries London Conference on 23-24 June in Westminster, London, have both been postponed.

The safety of our supporters is paramount at all our events and we always ensure that security is taken very seriously.

Following recent attacks in central London and Manchester, a number of foiled attacks in recent weeks and the on-going terror threat, we had already increased planned security to a much higher level than usual.

However, having assessed the current situation and received independent advice we have taken the difficult decision to postpone these events. Islamic extremists have called for the specific targeting of Christians and Jews during the month of Ramadan, during which our events were set to take place. Although no specific threat has been received, we have been advised that our events could be targets.

It is with wisdom and not fear that the leadership takes this responsibility for the protection of those that would attend, bearing in mind the Night to Honour Israel would be the largest pro-Israel event of the year with both Christians and Jews meeting at a location just a short distance from the two recent London attacks.

More than a thousand people had already booked for these events, and we were expecting hundreds more to register in the next few weeks, making them two of our largest events. We are sure this will disappoint those planning to attend, as it has disappointed us, but after much prayer and consideration we feel this is the right decision.

Our commitment to spreading the Gospel is as strong as ever and we will continue to boldly proclaim Biblical truth in this nation. Only the love of Christ can conquer the darkness that drives these terrorist acts.

The root of the threat currently facing this nation is the same that Israel has faced for years. And our standing with Israel against radical Islam is crucial at this time, as is standing with our country as it comes to terms with its impact.

The relevance of our work is crucial during the days in which we are living. Although we are not meeting in June, let us continue to show the love of Christ to Britain and stand with Israel and our Jewish brethren.

Let us stand for truth and righteousness at a time when our nation is in need of both clarity and hope.

With every blessing,

Des Starritt
Director of John Hagee Ministries UK

 

 

 

 

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