Mike Cope's blog

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Idi Amin, the "Butcher of Uganda" who referred to himself as "Big Daddy," has died. (See CNN article.) His name sits next to Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot: evil men who were responsible for the massacre of the masses. It's estimated that 500,000 were brutally killed under his reign of terror. Our friends on the Jinja, Uganda mission team once took us to the place where the Nile River begins. At that spot where Lake Victoria dumps out to begin the long journey of the Nile, Amin once dumped truckloads of cripples to drown and be eaten by crocodiles. Some are upset that he never received the punishment he deserved. I'm just reminded that not all punishment comes from human courts.

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