Muslims in Pakistan clamor for Asia Bibi's death sentence to be upheld in 2010. (Pakistan Today)

Death Sentence Upheld for Christian Mother in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In spite of protests within Pakistan and abroad against the country’s blasphemy laws, the Lahore High Court today upheld the death sentence for a Christian mother accused of insulting Islam’s prophet. Aasiya Noreen, commonly known as Asia Bibi, is the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. […]

Zafar Bhatti, Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. (file photo)

Christian Blasphemy Suspect Misreported as Slain in Pakistani Jail Is Alive and Well

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Contrary to published reports, a Christian on trial for alleged “blasphemy” in Rawalpindi, Pakistan is alive and well following a Sept. 25 gun attack by a guard ranting against defamers of the prophet of Islam, sources said. Prison officials and the wife of the accused Christian, Zafar Bhatti, told Morning […]

Perdana Putra building, offices of the prime minister of Malaysia. (Wikipedia)

‘Defending Islam’ Guarantees Impunity as Malaysia Bans Non-Muslims from Using ‘Allah

(Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin) – Little inflames Malaysia’s Muslim fundamentalists more than the fact that Malaysian Christians use the word “Allah,” even though it is just the Malay word for God, adopted from Arabic centuries ago. The issue has gained traction in recent decades as Malaysian Muslims have radicalized, as Malaysia has gradually Islamized and, […]

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Thousands of Nuba Mountain civilians have taken from government bombing in caves (Diocese of El Obeid photo)

Sudanese Air Force Bombs Church Complex in Nuba Mountains

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said. “The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” the Rev. Youhana Yaqoub of the ECS in Al Atmor, near the Tabolo [...]

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Karen Dunham (center) with members of Living Bread Church in East Jerusalem. (Living Bread Church)

Attacks on Church in East Jerusalem Grow More Intense

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the latest of several attacks on … [Read More...]

Yanga Monday, slain in Karshin Daji, Kaduna. (Morning Star News)

Two Pastors among 46 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

KARSHIN DAJI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following attacks on three … [Read More...]

Quran Gate in Shiraz, Iran (Amir Hussain Zolfaghary, Wikipedia)

Pastors in Iran Could Face Death Penalty

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Three pastors in Iran are facing … [Read More...]

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Perdana Putra building, offices of the prime minister of Malaysia. (Wikipedia)

‘Defending Islam’ Guarantees Impunity as Malaysia Bans Non-Muslims from Using ‘Allah

(Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin) – Little inflames Malaysia’s Muslim fundamentalists more than the fact that Malaysian Christians use the word “Allah,” even though it is just the Malay word for God, adopted from Arabic centuries ago. The issue has gained traction in recent decades as Malaysian Muslims have radicalized, as Malaysia has gradually Islamized and, [...]

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