Ministry changes name to Campus Jihad for Christ

Ministry changes name to Campus Jihad for Christ

ORLANDO — In an effort to broaden their international appeal, Campus Crusade for Christ, the venerable evangelism organization founded by Bill and Vonette Bright 52 years ago, has changed its name to Campus Jihad for Christ.

“When the ministry started in 1951, ‘crusade’ was a bold, evocative word,” says Campus Jihad spokesman Tony Ulkes. “Now it has negative overtones and kind of a fifteenth-century ring to it, particularly in Europe and the Middle East, where we’re expanding. But ‘jihad’ is considered by young people to be new and fresh, and it means virtually the same thing as ‘crusade’. So we’re changing with the times.”

But some observers call the change a sure way to alienate their core constituency.

“This is a grave miscalculation,” says church history professor Timothy Wilds of the University of Florida, Miami. “I’m not sure they’ll win any more converts, and it’s quite possible they’ll anger a lot of long-time supporters.”

The impetus for the change came as the ministry found it increasingly difficult to set up debates with Muslim groups on university campuses because of the ‘crusade’ moniker. And students recently introduced to the ministry often assumed it was started after September 11, 2001, in response to terrorism.

The name changes will flow down the employee chart. Campus ministers will now be called campus mujahideen, or holy warriors. Regional directors will be known as fedayeen Christ. Fedayeen means “one who sacrifices himself for a cause” in Arabic.

“With no disrespect meant to Mohammed, we’d like students to join the true jihad — the jihad of Christ,” says Ulkes.

The change will also solve a small but consistent problem: the inevitable handful of students who joined the group thinking it was the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medievalist group which holds fairs and festivals in the spirit of Olde England.

“We’re all happy to be rid of the ‘crusade’ label,” says Ulkes. “This is a new day for us.” •

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How Credible Is The 2011 Presidential Elections in Cameroon ?

Mindful of Law number 97/006 of January 1997 the credibility of the 2011 presidential election results so far is questionable. This mindful of the following flaws I observed

I just cast my vote like every patriotic citizens of Cameroon. At the SNEC delegation 5 polling station at Mile 1 in Limbe 1 Subdivision. The following has been a cause for concern;
• For close to 12months, ELECAM was able to register a good number of voters but where found wanting; we have individuals with names that appear more than once on the electoral register. Hence the electoral register was not revised or was partially done. The electoral law requires that the register is revised on a yearly basis to get rid of the names of dead people, those who have traveled, those who have lost interest etc,etc .

• The indelible ink is not indelible. I easily wiped this off my thump two minutes later with spittle

• ID cards are not considered as an Identification document for the length of time I stood watching before and after I cast my vote.

• The ladies at the identification table use the left and right thumps for different voters. This I wonder in how many other polling stations is this act repeating itself.
This sets the stage for multiple voting. Due toCameroon’s election history, these can’t be dismissed as isolated cases.

For a people with “démocratie avancée”(advanced democracy.{Sure you meant advancing democracy}) it’s a shame. God blessCameroon

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Taxi Drivers on strike in Cameroon…….

The nation wide strike action called by Cameroons driver’s trade union to protest against the persistent fuel price hike is gradually getting out of hand in Kumba. This is no longer manned by the drivers but irate citizens. From all indications this is as a result of accumulated grievances resulting from unexplained general price hike of basic commodities, unemployment, poverty and the resent glamor for constitutional amendment, most especially Article 6.2.

On Monday February 25, 2008 all seemed to be well until at about 8.30 am when traffic was grounded, shops and offices were forced to close. Crates of beer was looted from the ware house of Les Brasseries du Cameroon a brewery company to which the Government (call it the state if you wish), is alleged to be the biggest share holder.

Today Tuesday February 26, at the time of writing, everybody is at home, road blocks have been mounted here and there, and the divisional delegations of taxation and treasury have been set ablaze. The Central Police station their neighbor is rattling with gun shots in the air to scare the rioters. Due to a similar situation all over the country, the population has outnumbered the forces of law and order popularly known as the forces of disorder. There are reports of similar or worst situations elsewhere with a number of deaths recorded already. Unless something happens I for see anarchy setting it, in effect a remake of the early 90’s.

God Forbid……

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Paul Biya,”President for life”

Hello all.This is to wish each and every one a happy and prosperous new year 2008 which promises to be a challenging one for Cameroonians.Following the head of states address to the nation.I see a head of state who has no vision for his country especially the youths who happen to be the future of the country.

In a bid to maintain the present status-quo, he went ahead during the July 2007 twin elections with the help of his hand picked administrative official to get to most desired absolute majority at the national assembly,this to facilitate the revision of article 6.2 of the constitution to permit him contest come 2011 presidential election .This is a means to cover his misdeeds

I for see Cameroon going the Kenyan way and even worst . May God help Cameroon!!!!

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