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Sunday, July 31, 2016


            On this date, 31 July 1945, one of Adolf Hitler’s Reich Bishop, Ludwig Müller, committed suicide.


Reichsbischof Ludwig Müller shook hands with Adolf Hitler

Saturday, July 30, 2016


            On this date, July 30, 2015, the National Assembly of Chad adopted an anti-terrorism law that provided for the death penalty and increased the punishments for lesser terrorism offences from the previous maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment to life.

Chad Parliament Brings Back Death Penalty for Terrorists


The national parliament of Chad has unanimously approved a rigorous anti-terrorism bill that reintroduces the death penalty just six months after its abolition.

Along with reinstating capital punishment, the new law—passed Thursday by a vote of 146 out of 146—beefs up prison sentences and gives the police greater leeway in cases of suspected terrorism.

Penalties for less serious terror offences have been increased to life from the previous maximum of 20 years, and police may now hold terror suspects without charge for 30 days, renewable twice, up from 48 hours prior to the bill.

Opposition groups and civil liberties associations have criticized the new legislation, saying it could be used to curtail civil rights.

On June 17, Chad banned the wearing of burqas, or full-face veil, after two Boko Haram suicide bombers killed more than 30 people. Despite the ban, on July 11 a male suicide bomber dressed in a burqa blew himself up in the capital’s main market, killing 15 people.

Chad has suffered two suicide bombings in the last month, and last week, Boko Haram slaughtered 16 Christian fisherman in northern Nigeria, all of whom were citizens of Chad, by slitting their throats.
Earlier last week, authorities announced the creation of a new 8,700-man regional task force to fight against the jihadist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands of people in the region.

The Multi-National Joint Task Force is made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Benin.

“Any moment from now, the operations or the Task Force will be manifest. In other words, we may not tell you, you will just see it,” said Nigeria’s military spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade.
Chad’s new anti-terrorism legislation thus forms part of an ongoing attempt to draft the measures necessary to effectively put a halt to Islamist atrocities.

The secretary general of the government, Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, said that the executive remains in favor of abolishing the death penalty in principle, but revised its position taking into account “public concern.”

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Friday, July 29, 2016


            In loving memory of William Wilberforce, who died on this date, July 29, 1833. I will post this Pro-Life article to remember him. 


William Wilberforce’s famous quote

Wilberforce didn’t give up, and neither should we

Abortion is a reality that must not remain in a stagnant state of concern. We must remain in forward motion. To live in comfort while acknowledging yet neglecting the genocide around us is the utmost in selfishness.

1. “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

Concern, void of action, will eventually lead to apathy, and where apathy becomes comfortable, the issues are inevitably forgotten. And that is a tragically hopeless state to be in.

I had a friend challenge me once to consider every way I treated people that day. Then he said to imagine everyone I saw the next day wearing a shirt labeled “image-bearer of God.” God did not see a baby being formed and then decide to assume responsibility for it. He loved that child long before a cell held any form of their identity. When we look away, we look away from an image-bearer of their Creator – OUR Creator. 
This isn’t a guilt trip– it’s a reality check.

2. “We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible…so we will do them anyway.”

Wilberforce spent 28 years combatting the slave trade. He knew the mirage of the impossible. He saw it, heard it, and feared it. But his persistence proved the impossible to be nothing but a lure towards his victory.

Wilberforce faced two forms of opposition from his fellow legislators: political and personal. Members of parliament supported the slave trade because their constituents demanded it. But members of parliament also had slaves of their own. Giving up slavery would mean sacrificing the desires of their constituents and thus likely their career, but it also meant surrendering their own personal conveniences.

Politicians support abortion because their constituents demand it…but politicians aren’t regularly having abortions. It’s political, not as much personal. That’s a barrier we do not have to cross that Wilberforce did. Also, not all of us are carrying a terminal ailment that Wilberforce carried with him throughout his journey.

3. “God Almighty has set before me two Great Objects: the suppression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners.”

Wilberforce ran on a platform of justice. But his ferocity was not his own, nor did he take the credit. Instead, he credited God with this assignment and it was his reverence towards God that prompted his obedience to follow. He elaborates on reformation of manners to mean the moral compass of society. He admitted that a victory of abolition wouldn’t be possible by votes alone but that his pursuit must be supplemented by changing the hearts of his fellow men. This is important. Many pro-choice, and even some quasi pro-life advocates, will condemn pro-life legislation and instead push for creating a culture where abortion, though legal, wouldn’t be an issue because people would be responsible.

While this is part of Wilberforce’s conviction, he didn’t push for moral reform at the sacrifice of legislative efforts. His strategy consisted of a hybrid approach of change and law.

The idea of no women wanting an abortion is rather dystopian and ultimately unrealistic. To be fair, I don’t think anyone is suggesting otherwise. However, even if we get to a point in society where we reduce abortions by 90% due to a change of heart, that 10% of babies still matter and there must be legislative security for their right to life. It will take a long time to change the hearts of such a stubborn culture that we live in. No baby should have to die at the expense of society’s inability to learn quickly the value of life and the horror in killing the innocent.

This generation can see the demise of abortion. WE can do this.