When a Muslim man entered the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Bullard, Texas, his mind was set on slaying ‘the infidels’ in the name of Islam. The terrifying incident occurred as Rasheed Abdul-Aziz walked into the church Sunday afternoon, dressed for battle with tactical gear and a pistol at his side.
TX Pastor confronts armed Muslim: God intervened! http://t.co/oms94do2es
— John Nicoson (@Fritzster) September 16, 2015
According to reports, at around 1 pm, Aziz entered the church just after service with families still in the building. Approaching a deacon, Aziz asked where he would be able to find the church’s pastor, stating that he was just interested in prayer. The deacon obliged and brought the oddly dressed man into the conference room where Pastor Johnson, a former parole officer, and invention specialist was located.
As horrifying as the incident was, that is not where the story ends. Reportedly, before his arrest Aziz returned to the church and slipped a stunning note under the front door. The note read the following:
“My name is Rasheed Abdul Aziz. You helped me at a time of need. This house is blessed by God & all faiths. Muslim, Jew & the Christian shall all gather here in Peace and Justice for God as a whole for the betterment of mankind as a whole. I thank you.”
Johnson explained that immediately Aziz become irate and stated that ‘people are going to die.’ Thankfully, that is when Johnson’s instincts kicked in. Stepping between Aziz and the door, he used his body as a shield between the potential gunman and his congregation. Johnson then asked Aziz to take a seat so that they could talk about what was troubling him.
Watch the video report here:
This could happen to anyone but I am glad the pastor had a calm head and a prayer in his heart to secure the location and handle the problem. What did you think of this incident? Share your thoughts below and add this story to your Facebook/Twitter timeline.
H/T – TheBlaze