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 […]
Converts from Islam in Somaliland, Somalia pay price for faith.
Two more Christians killed in Plateau state.
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 […]
Hostilities continue through long, hot summer under new prime minister.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Heightened hostilities against Christians in India that began late last year continued through a hot summer, with Hindu extremists threatening Christians and forcing them to “reconvert” to Hindusim, church leaders said. In Rajasthan in the northwest, 10 Christian families in Nakhnool village, near Alwar, have fled after intolerant Hindus harassed and […]
Elsewhere, three Christians accused of blasphemy for using Urdu word for ‘apostle.’
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Islamist groups are threatening the family and attorney of a young Christian man shot dead by Muslim in-laws who also wounded his wife over her decision to marry him and leave Islam, the attorney said. Aleem Masih, 28, married Nadia, 23, last year after she put her faith in Christ. […]
NISS had prevented them from leaving country.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors arrived home in Juba from Khartoum, Sudan today after an eight-month ordeal of imprisonment, fabricated charges of capital crimes and a ban on leaving the country. The Rev. Peter Yein Reith and the Rev. Yat Michael were acquitted of the crimes calling for the death […]
NISS said to be behind orders preventing them from boarding plane.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors released on Wednesday (Aug. 5) after about eight months in jail have been banned from leaving the country, according to one of the attorneys who defended them against crimes calling for the death penalty. The Rev. Peter Yein Reith and the Rev. Michael Yat were […]
Charges stem from ‘political’ motives, source says.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Attorneys for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty made their closing arguments on Thursday (July 23) before a judge who appears to favor the prosecution, sources said. Defense lawyers concluded their case at Khartoum Bahri Court with the assertion that agents from the National Intelligence and Security […]
Bomb found in restroom tossed over fence before it explodes.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on Sunday (July 12) after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said the Rev. Ezekiel Omidiji, […]
Five families and pastor threatened, banished.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christian families driven from their village in India’s Jharkhand state have returned home with police help, but tribal people instigated by Hindu extremists are still bent on expelling them, sources said. Hindu extremists last month mobilized tribal groups to banish the Christian families from Kullu village in Chanho Block, Ranchi […]
Separately, judge upholds expulsion of Filipino nuns.
LAHORE, Pakistan, July 6, 2015 (Morning Star News) – In two cases raising the specter of religious profiling, Islamic extremist threats have forced a leading Catholic educator to flee Pakistan, and a judge has upheld the controversial expulsion of three Filipino nuns. Bernadette L. Dean, an educator on Sindh Province’s committee for curriculum and textbook […]