============================================================ Fundamentally Right: June 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

End of the Trail for Chief Churchill?

“Now, owls aren’t really wise—they only look that way.
The owl is a sort of college professor.” Elbert Hubbard

In the case of Chief Ward Churchill, how wise he looks, well, it’s a matter of debate. However, clever as Churchill may have seemed to have been, wisdom has not been his strong suit…


Seems that the truth has been reveled and the axe is going to fall. Ward’s neck is on the block. University of Colorado’s Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano put the word out yesterday, June 27th.

"Today, I issued to Professor Churchill a notice of intent to dismiss him from his faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder,"

This, according to an article posted on NewsMax.Com

Certainly Chief Churchill intends to sue the university….The matter is far from over, but at least Churchill will be spewing his anti-American hate in a court of law and not in a classroom. Of course as anti-American as Churchill sounds and no doubt is, it isn’t his political ranting that have cost him his job.

There is evidence apparently that Churchill likes to take other people’s written work and claim it as his own Can you say plagiarism? Not only that, he is accused of just making up facts.

Here’s another bit of NewsMax.Com’s article to illustrate;

“The entire Churchill episode began when it came to light that he wrote, in an essay about 9/11, that those who died in the World Trade Center bombing were "little Eichmanns."

That statement was found to be protected under free speech rights; however, the trouble was not over for Ward Churchill.

"A committee last year began to look at his writings including his essay on 9/11," said DiStefano. "We determined his writings were protected under the First Amendment. However, during that process there were allegations of research misconduct."

Last month, an investigative subcommittee concluded that Churchill repeatedly fabricated his research, plagiarized others' work and strayed from the "bedrock principles of scholarship," reports the Denver Post.”

It’s good for the students and the faculty of the University of Colorado to be rid of the likes of Ward Churchill. It’s a shame that so many students have been influenced by such an unprincipled fraud.

Read the entire article from NewsMax.Com HERE

To learn more about the background of Ward Churchill click over to the DiscoverTheNetwork.org. HERE
They have done an excellent job of compiling the facts on Chief Churchill.

Thanks to NewsMax.Com and to DiscoverTheNetwork.Org for great work…

God bless America

Brad


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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Finding Christ Through A Dream

People that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior, all have their own unique stories to tell. Each one has a testimony of their individual encounter with Christ.

The circumstances that bring about those Divine encounters are often as unique as the encounters themselves.

Here is an amazing story of a young West African, a Muslim man. Read about the unique journey on which he embarked, never expecting a soul saving experience with Jesus Christ.


The story was related by Mark Ellis a Senior Correspondent with the ASSIST News Service.

The title of the article is simply;

“West African Muslim led to Christ through a dream” it appears here in it’s entirety.

GHANA, WEST AFRICA (ANS) -- Two young Muslims left the savannah of West Africa to study Islam in Mecca, their educational expenses paid by the largesse of the Saudi government. But after they returned home a dreadful automobile accident altered their lives in a way that had enduring consequences.

“They were recipients of a scholarship scheme hatched by oil-rich Saudi Arabia,” says Pastor Yusif, a national missionary active in West Africa. Pastor Yusif notes that many young men in this region of Ghana participate in the Saudi educational program, with hundreds waiting their turn.

The two cousins—Rafiq and Razak, excelled at their studies in Mecca and returned as budding Islamic scholars. “Troops of friends and family went to the airport to meet them,” Pastor Yusif recalls. “For weeks well-wishers thronged their home to greet them.”

Their return was during the harmattan season, when dry dusty winds blow off the Sahara desert creating a thick fog, making many irritable and wreaking havoc with airline flights. A feast held for the men was a welcome interruption from the dust storms. “There was plenty to eat all day long,” Pastor Yusif remembers. Loud speakers blared Koranic recitations into the air during the banquet.

“They were highly respected young men who did their best to teach the tenets of Islam,” Pastor Yusif says. “They were admired for their zeal and scholarship.”

A short time later, the men were invited to teach at schools and mosques in surrounding villages, where they impressed Ghanaians with their ability to speak Arabic, which they described as a “heavenly language.”

One evening Rafiz and Razak accepted an invitation to speak at a nearby village. As they traveled down a dirt road through the savannah they got caught in a dust storm, lost control of their car, and careened off the road into a ravine. Their vehicle was badly mangled and Rafiq died on arrival at a regional hospital. Razak lingered in a coma for two days.

Then something unusual happened. “While Razak was in a coma, his cousin appeared to him in a dream and warned: ‘Razak, I don’t like where I am. I am shocked and lost. There is no way I can go near God Almighty. I am millions of miles away from Him. My deeds could not do me any good. But it is too late for me. Please find a Bible. Find Anabi Issah (Jesus)!’

When Razak regained consciousness, his first request was to see his cousin. The nurses withheld the truth from him, fearing the added stress might delay his recovery. Inwardly, he began to suspect the worst—Rafiq was dead. After several weeks convalescing, Razak was finally discharged from the hospital. Before his release, he learned of his cousin’s sad demise.

Razak had a second powerful dream a few days after he left. The dream came to him just before dawn, when the muezzin makes his plaintive and melodious cry inviting faithful Muslims to their first obligatory prayer of the morning.

In Razak’s second dream his departed cousin gave the same warning: ‘Find a Bible and find Jesus.’

Razak woke up in a cold sweat. How in the world could he find Jesus and become a Christian? He feared that if he became a Christian, he would be “skinned alive” by his uncle, the chief imam of a large mosque. Razak also knew that if he became a Christian he would be ostracized by his family and friends.

He wrestled with the teachings of Islam driven into him during his studies in Mecca: ‘Jesus did not die on the cross…Jesus is not the Son of God…God does not exist in three persons.’ His instructors told him the Koran pronounces curses on whoever believes in these “heresies.”

A few months later, Razak went to Friday noon prayers at the mosque, but Rafiq’s message continued to unsettle him: ‘Find a Bible; Find Jesus.’ After he returned from the mosque he couldn’t take it any longer. He remembered a Christian acquaintance from school named Peter and decided to track him down.

A few days later he found his schoolmate and borrowed a Bible. He began to devour the pages, finding particular inspiration in Matthew chapters 5-7, John 3:16, and Ephesians 2. He wondered how God could hate sin and love sinners at the same time. But after much soul-searching, reflection and prayer he gave his life to Jesus. “He accepted the grace of God through Christ for the forgiveness of sins,” says Pastor Yusif.

Peter, his Christian friend, continued to pray with Razak for weeks. Razak still made his obligatory visits to the mosque, but once inside he recited long passages he memorized from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Finally, he couldn’t continue as a secret Christian. He confessed his new faith openly to his friends and family. He told them he would no longer go to the mosque.

They were upset, angry, and stunned. Razak’s uncle met with him and began to pressure Razak to change his mind. Lucrative incentives to recant were dangled like shiny jewels before his eyes. But Razak refused to renounce his newfound faith in Jesus.

A few days later, Razak learned his uncle and some others from the mosque were plotting to poison him. A friend came under cover of darkness to warn a price tag was placed on Razak’s head.

After many tears were shed, Razak left his family home and traveled several hundred miles to ‘Oniza,’ a safer town for him to live, where he continues to share his faith with others.

“Pray that Razak would grow in his faith in Christ and lead many to Him,” Pastor Yusif says. “Pray for the Lord’s protection as he is still being hunted, and pray the Lord would use him mightily in Kingdom work.”

Thanks again to Mark Ellis and the ASSIST News Service for sharing Razak’s amazing story .

God bless America

Brad


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