By Adam McManus
Pakistani Muslim abducts Christian 14-year-old girl and marries her
Yet another underage Christian girl in Pakistan has been abducted and forced to convert to Islam and marry her Muslim captor, reports the Christian Post. Sadly, police have been slow to act on the case.
Since January 4th, Mahnoor Ashraf, a 14-year-old Pentecostal Christian, has been missing since she left her home, along with her 8-year-old nephew in Lahore’s Punjab province for a nearby shop.
The nephew later told Mahnoor’s parents that their Muslim neighbor, 45-year-old Muhammad Ali Khan Ghauri, had abducted her. The sick man is married with two children.
The marriage certificate states Mahnoor’s age as 19, though her birth certificate shows her year of birth as 2007, making her 14.
Proverbs 6 lists seven things that God hates. The last four, found in verses 18 and 19, describe Muhammad Ali Khan Ghauri to a “t.” “ A heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies, and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”
Canadian police emboldened to tow truckers with Emergencies Act
On Thursday, the police presence grew around the truckers “Freedom Convoy” protests that have paralyzed Canada’s capital for weeks as demonstrators readied for the looming possibility of mass arrests, reports the Washington Post.
Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell said, “We are going to take back the entirety of the downtown core and every occupied space.” Officers will enforce a plan to remove anyone who refuses to leave.
In a rebuke to the Canadian COVID Cops, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky praised the freedom-loving truckers, urging them to come to D.C.
PAUL: “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country — from slavery to civil rights to you name it. Peaceful protests make people think about the mandates. I hope the truckers do come to America. I hope they clog up cities. We’re seeing a break in the dam now. Several Democratic governors are finally sort of relinquishing.”
Trudeau embraced Black Lives Matter, rejected freedom truckers
TRUDEAU: “I have attended protests and rallies in the past when I agreed with the goals, when I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues. Black Lives Matter is an excellent example of that. But I have also chosen to not go anywhere near protests that have expressed hateful rhetoric, violence towards fellow citizens.”
Ironically enough, between May 26th and June 8 of 2020, across 20 states of America, the Black Lives Matter Marxist protests led to the deaths of nine people and caused $1-$2 billion of damages. So, Prime Minister Trudeau seems a tad confused about the credibility of Black Lives Matter.
Plus, the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy has been peaceful. Perhaps he doesn’t like their freedom-loving rhetoric which is a rejection of him, a rejection of his controlling COVID mandates, and a rejection of the first-ever declaration of the Emergencies Act in Canadian history. The act, by the way, established in 1988, was only supposed to be invoked if there was a threat to the sovereignty of the Canadian government.
Appearing on Fox News, Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump’s former White House Press Secretary, summarized the fight between the truckers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quite well.
MCENANY: “This is the age-old elites taking on the people. This is the Left once again showing utter disdain for average, every day, hardworking people that keep the country going. I mean, we’re used to it here in America. We’re used to Biden talking about ‘Neanderthal thinking’ and Hillary Clinton – ‘deplorable, irredeemable’ and CNN saying, ‘If you support Trump, you’re a rube who can’t locate a country on a map.’ We’re used to this attitude.
“But the people you’re looking at on the screen, they kept driving their trucks, kept the world going during COVID-19, hard-working, good people. When Justin Trudeau was locked down wherever he was locked down along with the rest of the political class, these people kept working.”
Mainstream media ignores major Hillary Clinton scandal
The mainstream media spent years fixated on alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia, but have largely downplayed or otherwise ignored the court filing from Special Counsel John Durham as part of his investigation into the Hillary-Clinton-origins of the sprawling Russia probe, reports Fox News. Durham was appointed Special Counsel for the Dept. of Justice in October 2020, a position he still holds.
In a new court filing on February 11th, Special Counsel Durham revealed Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign allegedly paid a technology company to mine data in an attempt to establish an “inference” and “narrative” tying then-presidential candidate Trump to Russia, reports Fox News.
While speaking at the New York State Democratic Convention in the Big Apple on Thursday, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Fox News of lying about her in her attempt to spread disinformation regarding the Durham probe.
CLINTON: “We can’t get distracted. Whether it’s by the latest culture war nonsense, or some new right-wing lie on Fox or Facebook. By the way, they’ve been coming after me again lately, in case you might have noticed. Fox leads the charge with accusations against me, counting on their audience to fall for it again.”
Virginia Gov. signs bill banning schools from mandating masks
The legislation marks a crucial victory for Youngkin, who won his 2021 gubernatorial campaign partly by prioritizing school issues like masking which had become a major flashpoint for parents.
8-year-old’s book becomes a hit in Boise, Idaho
And finally, an 8-year-old’s book has become quite popular at the local library in Boise, Idaho. In fact, there’s a year-long waiting list to read it.
What’s even more surprising is that Dillon Helbig, who is in second grade, never got it published.
He surreptitiously slipped his hand-written, 81-page, self-illustrated masterpiece into the stacks of the children’s section of his local library because he simply wanted to share the holiday-themed story he’d created with other kids, reports GoodNewsNetwork.org. His story includes an exploding Christmas tree ornament, time travel, and a giant turkey.
It’s entitled The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis (signed “by Dillon His Self”).
The librarians at Ada Community Library’s Hazel Branch liked it so much that they affixed an official bar code and labels to its distinctive red cover.
LIBRARIAN: “Dylan’s book definitely fit all of the criteria that we would look for to include a book in our collection.”
When Dillon got home, he confessed the day’s exploits to his mom. Listen to what he told KTVB-7 News.
DILLON: “I’ve been wanting to put a book in a library since I was five.”
Wow! Since Dillon Helbig is already a literary force to be reckoned with at 8, we can only imagine what God might have planned for his future.
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, February 18th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.