Tuesday, July 26, 2016

84-year old French Priest killed as two men take people hostage at a church in Normandy, France

84 year-old French Priest, has been killed in a hostage situation at a church in in north-western France. The Priest has been identified as Father Jacques Hamel.

Five people, the priest and reportedly two nuns and two worshippers, were inside the church when the terrorists entered.

The men shouted "Daesh" and slit the priest's throat. Le Figaro reported that the Priest died after this dastardly act.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility saying, that the men were its soldiers.

It is reported that three of the hostages were freed unharmed, and another was fighting for their life.

The two attackers have been shot dead.

This situation is coming about two weeks after the Bastille tragedy where a man killed 84 people with a truck

NGO lauds Appeal Court ruling on Hijab

The Muslims Right Concern (MURIC), an NGO, has commended the ruling by Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal allowing Muslim pupils to dress in the Hijab (veil) as part of their school uniforms.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the MURIC’s Director, gave the commendation in a press statement on in Lagos.

Akintola described the Appeal Court’s judgment as a victory for the rule of law.

“This judgment has restored hope in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, and truth has prevailed over falsehood.

University of Benin (UNIBEN) to curb social vices by partnering with CAN

Management of the University of Benin said it would collaborate with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Edo to curb social vices in the institution and state.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, in Benin.

According to the statement, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, stated this when he received the President of CAN in the state, Rt. Rev. Peter Imasuen, who visited him.

Orumwense said the institution had been able to clamp down on social vices, especially cultism, adding that collaborating with the Christian body to curb cultism in the state was a welcomed idea.

Tim LaHaye, co-author of "Left Behind" series dies at age 90.

Christian author, Tim LaHaye, has died at the age of 90 years following a severe stroke. He died on Monday, 25 July 2016 in a San Diego hospital.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on the 27th of April,1926, Tim was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker.

He is best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He authored more than fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction.

“Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul I don’t expect to fill until I see him again,” said co-author Jerry B. Jenkins in a statement on the death of his co-author of the apocalyptic series.

Tim LaHaye married activist and fellow author Beverly Ratcliffe in 1947 and both wrote a fantastic book on marriage titled, "The Act of Marriage".

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, four children, Linda, Larry, Lee, and Lori, along with nine grandchildren.


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