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News on The 700 Club: June 22, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," June 22: Unrelenting, low-intensity terrorism like WWII London; Senate GOP unveils health care overhaul as Obamacare collapses, and more. Read Transcript


Well welcome to "The 700 Club."

Islamic terrorists appear to be changing their tactics.

They're launching fewer big attacks.

Instead, lone wolves are carrying out smaller ones

more frequently, and they're using everything from knives

to vehicles to kill their victims.

Despite the spread of terrorism,

ISIS is suffering a major military defeat in Iraq.

Gary Lane brings us the story.

GARY LANE: The most recent terror incident

happened Wednesday in Flint, Michigan.

A 50-year-old Tunisian man from Canada, Amor Ftouhi,

attacked a police officer at Bishop Airport.

He used a 12-inch survival knife like this one

to stab Officer Jeff Neville.

Lieutenant Neville fought him right to the end,

right until I was able to handcuff this person.

GARY LANE: Ftouhi shouted, Allahu Akbar--

God is Greatest-- before attacking the airport

policeman.

DAVID GELIOS: And he made a statement something

to the effect of, you have killed

people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan

and we are all going to die.

GARY LANE: Neville was taken to a Flint hospital

where he was listed in stable condition.

Ftouhi was charged with committing an act of violence

at an international airport.

Terrorism charges are likely.

That attack here in the US came after more lone wolf strikes

in France and Belgium earlier this week.

In Paris, one of Europe's top summer tourist destinations,

a second terrorist attack in three months along the Champs

Elysees.

31-year-old Adam Dzaziri from the Paris suburb of Argenteuil

drove a car packed with explosives into police.

And in Brussels, a man was shot by police

as he attempted to detonate a suitcase bomb at the Central

Train Station.

The 36-year-old Moroccan national, a suspected supporter

of ISIS, lived in Molenbeek.

It's the Brussels neighborhood linked to past terror

attacks in Paris and Brussels.

In Europe and here in the United States,

officials are warning about the growing possibilities

of more terrorism.

And one criminology expert in Paris

says people are becoming numb to all the attacks.

Professor Alain Bauer compares their frequent attacks

living in London and facing constant danger

during the Nazi blitz in World War Ii.

That's when German planes repeatedly bombed

innocent civilians.

He said just as back then, the question

is not if there will be more attacks, but when--

and how to endure them with the idea that at the end,

the west will win.

And he said that now, smaller lone wolf attacks

are becoming the norm.

Bauer said, quote, we've gone from hyperterrorism

to low intensity terrorism of proximity, with few victims

but with a strong media amplification.

As Europeans brace themselves for more possible

terrorist attacks during the busy summer tourist season,

ISIS is suffering military defeats in Syria and Iraq.

When Iraqi troops closed in, ISIS

acknowledged defeat in Mosul by blowing up the Grand al-Nuri

Mosque.

It's the same mosque where ISIS leader,

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic State caliphate

three years ago.

Gary Lane, CBN News.

Well, the destruction of that mosque is certainly symbolic.

ISIS blew it up, they were trying

to blame coalition forces, they were

trying to blame a US airstrike for it,

but the news is getting this one right--

they're the ones that did it and it's a signal of their defeat.

In other news, Senate Republicans

are releasing their plan today to repeal and replace

Obamacare.

John Jessup has that story from our CBN News Bureau

in Washington.

John?

That's right, Gordon.

The Senate plan would end penalties

for people not buying insurance, erase tax increases,

and cut back federal funding for Medicaid.

President Trump at a rally in Iowa

last night said Republicans would have to go it alone.

If we went and got the single greatest health care

plan in the history of the world,

we would not get one Democrat vote,

because they're obstructionists.

They're obstructionists.

The Republican bill comes as health insurer Anthem announces

it's pulling out of the Obamacare markets in Wisconsin

and Indiana next year.

Well a mother and son recently reunited

after nearly 50 years of separation.

Their story dates back to the Vietnam War

when the baby boy was taken away,

but his mom never gave up hope of finding him.

Charlene Aaron shows us how years of praying finally

paid off.

CHARLENE AARON: At two years old,

Kirk Kellerhals was adopted from an orphanage in Vietnam.

After growing up in America raised by Christian parents,

the 47-year-old never imagined meeting his biological mother.

I've grown up-- ever since I was old enough--

to know that I was adopted with the notion that my parents

perished in the Vietnam War.

CHARLENE AARON: But that's not what happened.

I know it's been a-- a few long days for me, I can't--

can't imagine how long this trip has been for her.

CHARLENE AARON: This amazing turnaround

began just weeks after Kellerhals

received an email from a woman urging him to give her a call.

KIRK KELLERHALS: Hello?

THUY-NGA THI NIBBLETT: Yes, hello, You just called?

KIRK KELLERHALS: Yes, I'm returning a call

to this number.

THUY-NGA THI NIBBLETT: I am looking for my son.

I've been looking for him for-- for a long time

and I believe you are son!

CHARLENE AARON: Fast forward to June 6, 2017,

when CBN News documented the long awaited moment

for Kellerhals and his birth mother, Thuy-Nga Thi Nibblett.

Nibblett and her husband drove from San Antonio

to Virginia Beach for the emotional reunion.

Thank you so much, God!

Thank you, Jesus!

Thank you so much.

Thank you for bringing my son to me.

Thank you so-- oh God!

I love you!

Thank you so much, God!

Thank you, Jesus!

I know you know where my son is!

CHARLENE AARON: Nibblett became pregnant at just 17

during the Vietnam War.

She says when her father learned of the pregnancy,

he became angry because she wasn't married.

Plus, the father was an American soldier.

She told us what her father did that day her son was born.

THUY-NGA THI NIBBLETT: Took the baby right after I have him,

I knew it was a boy.

I know it was a boy.

CHARLENE AARON: Nibblett also suffered physical abuse

for refusing to go along with a hastily-arranged marriage.

Kellerhals' biological father transferred

to another military base and never knew about the pregnancy.

The two eventually lost contact.

Nibblett came to the US in 1971 and never stopped

praying that she would one day find her son.

After many disappointments, she turned

to the internet and Family Tree DNA just two years ago.

Meanwhile, Kellerhals had hesitated to look,

although he had always wanted to know more

about his birth family.

Finally, he decided to take a chance,

and just days after going to the same web site,

was notified about a possible match.

It's a parent-child match.

I just kind of shook my head and thought, no, that's--

there's a mistake.

There-- that's impossible.

CHARLENE AARON: That unlikelihood

turned out to be the answer to his mother's unwavering

prayers.

I-- I just knew that-- that it was my son.

Because I've been praying.

CHARLENE AARON: Days after connecting with his mom,

Kellerhals also met a brother and sister he never knew

existed.

Family members are thankful for this once

in a lifetime opportunity.

And God has always been truthful.

And it's-- this has all happened in His timing

and we're grateful for that.

I feel blessed.

What are you going to call Grandma?

Grandma.

[LAUGHTER]

CHARLENE AARON: Kellerhals and Nibblett

hope their story inspires others.

THUY-NGA THI NIBBLETT: Keep continue believing.

Sooner or later, God's going to open that door.

We have to be patient, we have to be faithful--

as Mom put it--

and trust in His perfect timing.

CHARLENE AARON: Charlene Aaron, CBN News.

Beautiful story, thanks, Charlene.

And there's more good news, a reunion

is now being planned for Kirk and his father.

Well, employees at a startup hub in Sweden

are voluntarily getting microchip implants

in their hands.

The company, Epicenter, offers to implant

its workers and startup members with microchips

the size of a grain of rice.

The chip functions as a swipe card

to open doors and operate printers,

and replaces other things like credit cards or keys.

The implants use near-field communication technology,

the same as in contactless credit cards

or mobile payments.

Of course, that raises the possibility

of hackers stealing the implanted information,

but so far, the chips are very popular among Epicenter

employees.

And some experts say the next step in this technology

is for electronics to move from devices like smartphones

or in computers or credit cards into human bodies.

Gordon?

Now we're seeing an advance here,

a so-called advance that is actually quite chilling.

And the amount of data that those little devices are giving

off is absolutely incredible.

I would be very worried about a hacker having access

to that kind of information.

But people are doing it and they're

doing it for one reason--

convenience.

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