Nigerian Muslim kidnappers are increasingly bold, TSA intercepted 1,503 guns since January, Americans not getting enough sleep

It’s Tuesday, April 16th, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard on I’m Adam McManus. (

By Kevin Swanson

Nigerian Muslim kidnappers are increasingly bold

International Christian Concern reminds us this morning that 91 young women, who were kidnapped exactly ten years ago from their schools in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, are still held in captivity.  Islamic terrorists kidnapped 276 teenage girls a decade ago, many of whom were forced to marry their abductors.

That wasn’t the end of the persecutions however.

Just last month, Boko Horam terrorists kidnapped another 400 persons from a Borno State refugee camp, and another 287 students and teachers were abducted from a school in Kaduna State, reports Voice of America.

Nigeria, Africa is the sixth most dangerous country worldwide in which to be a Christian.

Knife attacks in Australia

Gun ownership in Australia is severely restricted by government licensing, but that hasn’t stopped knife attacks in that nation.

Six people were killed and 11 wounded by a knife attack in a mall last week. In addition, just yesterday, a pastor and four church members were stabbed during a Bible study at Good Shepherd Church in Sydney

Iraq considers death penalty for adultery and perversion

The Iraqi parliament is considering a bill requiring life in prison or the death penalty for certain types of adultery or homosexual activity, reports U.S. News and World Report.

The nations of Israel and Iraq have the loosest laws of all Middle Eastern countries concerning homosexuality.  Israel legalized homosexuality in 1988, and recognizes homosexual faux marriage performed in other countries. At least officially, homosexual activity was legalized in Iraq in 1969.

Homosexuality has been legalized by most Protestant and Catholic nations in Europe, North and South America, and Oceania which includes Australia.

Scripture in 1 Timothy 1:8-10 points out that “the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers.”

Trump in court over hush money payments

Former President and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is back in state court, defending himself from 34 charges of falsifying business records, in relation to alleged hush money payments made before the 2016 election.

The payments allegedly went to a film star who is known for promulgating violations of the seventh commandment.   Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges and denies the accusations concerning the adulterous affair.

Top 10 busiest airports

Airports Council International just released the list of the busiest 10 airports in the world for last year. These are, in order, from 1 to 10.

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  1. Dubai International Airport
  2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  3. London Heathrow
  4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
  5. Denver International Airport
  6. Istanbul Airport
  7. Los Angeles International Airport
  8. Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and
  9. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. 

Atlanta’s International Airport accommodated almost 105,000,000 passengers last year.

TSA intercepted 1,503 guns since January

The U.S. Transportation and Safety Administration has announced that officers intercepted 1,503 guns at airport security check points  in the first three months of the year — or about 500 per month.

Last year, a record 6,737 guns were intercepted — 93% of which were loaded weapons.

Gold, silver, Bitcoin and NASDAQ all up

Gold hit $2,390 yesterday, and silver scraped $29.00 an ounce.  Over the last six weeks, gold and silver are up about 25%.

Bitcoin has better than doubled in price, and the NASDAQ Composite Index is up about 19%.

Inflation up again  

Inflation here in the U.S. is back up around 6% — with core services in the Consumer Price Index scraping the 6.8% territory in March.

Rent hit a 5.04% inflation rate in March. Motor vehicle maintenance inflation rate reached 8.2%, motor vehicle insurance up 22%,  and overall Consumer Price Index popped up to 4.6%, reports The Producer Price Index saw a 6.2% annualized increase in March.

That’s almost back up to 2022 levels, after the Federal Reserve made a half-hearted attempt to bring inflation down by increasing benchmark lending rates.

Tesla laying off 10% of workforce

Tesla has announced they will be laying off 10% of its workforce, or 14,000 employees, reports

Americans not getting enough sleep

Americans are stressed out.  

A whopping 57% of Americans say they are not getting enough sleep.  And only 36% of women say they are happy with the sleep they get. That’s down from 52% in 2013, according to surveys from Gallup.

Psalm 127:1-2 reminds us that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.”


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