Crack-Down on Christians in Nepal Hits Snag as Eight Are Acquitted

Court drops proselytism case against grief counselors.

(Morning Star News) – A court in Nepal yesterday acquitted eight Christians accused of attempting to convert children by means of a comic book, according to advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). The seven men and one woman were arrested in Charikot, Dolakha District in June as part of a crack-down on Christian activities in […]




Muslim Extremists in Egypt Torch Coptic Christian Homes, Businesses

Assailants suspect Copts of turning center into church building.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Dozens of Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt are rebuilding their lives after Muslim extremists on Friday (Nov. 25) attacked them on suspicions that they were converting a meeting hall and community center into a church building. After noon prayers in Al-Nagameesh village in Sohag Governorate, a group of Muslims set […]




Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Husband

Four children left in uncle’s care.

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him. Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their children, ages […]




60-year-old Christian Killed as Violence Ruins Homes, Churches in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen attacks on individual farmers continue unabated.

LAFIA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 60-year-old Christian farmer was hacked to death with machetes last week, the latest victim of attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa state who have burned church buildings and homes and destroyed crops in the past four years. Barki Baikoh was working on his farm outside of Andaha town […]




At least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Three churches scattered as hundreds flee violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said. A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in the […]




Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Carpenter sustains multiple wounds. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]




Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]




Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Pastor’s house among several homes set ablaze.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]




One Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Dead, Two Others Released

Many questions remain unanswered.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two of three pastors kidnapped in north-central Nigeria on March 21 have been released, while the third died after being left in the wild, sources said. The Rev. Iliya Anto, initially said to have been released by the kidnappers because of ill health, was found dead in the bush 10 […]




Persecuted Pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India Keeps Sights on Christ

Elsewhere, a congregation also stands strong in face of opposition.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists have vandalized his shop, threatened to kill him, attacked his wife and daughter, forced him to bow to Hindu idols and broken his hand, but a pastor in northern India is holding fast to Christ. “The best thing that has happened to me is Jesus,” the 55-year-old pastor, […]