Hargeisa, Somaliland, where leaving Islam is illegal. (Morning Star News)

Somali Christians Fleeing Islamic Extremists Lose Family, Fingers

HARGEISA, Somaliland (Morning Star News) – Desperate to avoid arrest in Somaliland for leaving Islam, one Christian fled to Ethiopia, while another in Somalia escaped kidnappers after losing fingers for his faith. Sharif (full name withheld for security reasons) said he had to leave his wife and four children behind in order to sneak out of […]

Page of Scripture from Mt. Sinai Arabic Codex, 9th century. (Wikipedia)

Christian in Egypt Kept in Prison on False Charge of ‘Blasphemy,’ Attorney Says

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – An Egyptian Christian who was arrested earlier this month for alleged evangelizing of Muslims in suburban Cairo could be held indefinitely in prison on a false accusation of blasphemy, his lawyer said. Medhat Ishak, a 35-year-old Christian from Ebid village in Minya Governorate, was arrested on Aug. 7 while handing […]

Federal Territory Islamic Council building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (File photo)

Case in Malaysia Could Decide if Sharia Supersedes Constitution

(Morning Star News) – A case involving the constitutional position of sharia (Islamic law) courts in the Malaysian legal system could strengthen the power of the courts to block Malay conversions from Islam. In the potentially landmark case, that had been scheduled to be heard today, the Federal Territory Islamic Council claims that sharia courts are separate […]

Breaking News

Jimmy Pam and family. (Minoritynigeria.org)

Stabbed Pastor in Nigeria Goes into Relapse; Plateau State Christians Protest in Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor stabbed in April by rampaging young Muslims in Kaduna state has suffered a relapse after an initial recovery, while hundreds of Christians from Plateau state this week traveled to the federal capital to protest ongoing violence in their state. The Christians charged into the streets of Abuja two […]

Spotlight

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Show Jihadist Aims, Sources Say

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of Christians by Muslim … [Read More...]

Rural Mbale in eastern Uganda. (photo Michael Shade)

Muslim Relatives Attack Mother, Sons in Uganda for Turning to Christ

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda beat and … [Read More...]

The Rev. Peter Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

Two South Sudanese Pastors on Trial in Sudan Released; Serious Charges Dropped

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors on trial … [Read More...]

Commentary & Analysis

Federal Territory Islamic Council building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (File photo)

Case in Malaysia Could Decide if Sharia Supersedes Constitution

(Morning Star News) – A case involving the constitutional position of sharia (Islamic law) courts in the Malaysian legal system could strengthen the power of the courts to block Malay conversions from Islam. In the potentially landmark case, that had been scheduled to be heard today, the Federal Territory Islamic Council claims that sharia courts are separate […]