NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The 17-year-old daughter of a Muslim man in Uganda was able to attend one church service this month before he killed her for leaving Islam, sources said. Abdul Hakim Ibanda of Kamuli town in eastern Uganda beat Nanvunani Shamimu and her 19-year-old sister, Nawudo Hasifa, with a blunt instrument [...]
Siblings went to church service after having same dream.
Muslim threatened 24-year-old father of two for declining Islam.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The family of a 24-year-old Christian who died yesterday accuses a bank security guard of shooting the young man dead after the guard threatened him for refusing to convert to Islam. Sunny Masih, a father of two, was working as a cleaner at a branch of Bank Islami under construction on Nisbat [...]
Boko Haram strikes Christian enclave of Chibok, Borno state.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the insurgent Boko Haram who kidnapped more than 100 girls last night targeted a public high school in a predominantly Christian town, sources said. In Borno state, in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim northeast where Boko Haram is based, the Islamist group abducted at least 129 girls who were asleep [...]
Interior minister cites ‘proselytizing,’ but police find no evidence.
THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in southern Bhutan have spent more than a month in jail without being formally charged. Police arrested M.B. Thapa (aka Lobzang) and Tandin Wangyal in Khapdani village in Samtse District on March 5. Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs Damcho Dorji said at a recent press conference that [...]
Dutch clergyman refused to leave embattled country’s people in spite of dangers.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Christians across Syria are mourning the loss of a Dutch priest who, despite grave personal danger, refused to leave the civilian population stranded in Homs. The Rev. Frans Van der Lugt, 75, a Jesuit priest, was killed Monday morning (April 7) in Homs, according to the Jesuit Curia of the [...]
Convert from Islam, others imprisoned for practicing their faith.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – A convert from Islam in Iran sentenced to serve almost four years in prison for Christian activities has gone on a hunger strike to protest the government’s refusal to grant his request for release, religious freedom advocates said. Vahid Hakkani began his hunger strike on March 20 after authorities denied [...]
Sawan Masih becomes second Christian on death row for alleged remarks.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Rights groups and attorneys slammed the death sentence handed down to a Christian yesterday, saying the case for his blasphemy conviction was weak while Muslims who destroyed houses and shops in his neighborhood have been freed on bail. Sawan Masih, now the second Christian on death row on blasphemy charges [...]
Elsewhere in country, church buildings, pastor’s home razed.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A dream of praying in a church frightened a recent college graduate in Uganda, the Muslim daughter of sheikh; she knew he was capable of seriously hurting her for such a religious switch. Wenene Nuru, 23, of Iki-Iki township in Pallisa District, had been listening to a Christian-Muslim dialogue on [...]
Assailants threaten to kill church members who refuse to convert to Hinduism.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A police station official in India’s Jharkhand state this month reviled Christians who sought protection after Hindu extremists beat and threatened to kill them for refusing to convert to Hinduism, area church leaders said. Accusing Christian leaders of forcible conversion, the Hindu extremists earlier this month attempted to forcibly convert [...]
At least seven dead in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen entered a Sunday morning worship service in Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County yesterday and sprayed the congregation with bullets, killing at least seven Christians and leaving several others in critical condition. Two heavily-armed men wounded more than a dozen of the 200-member Joy in Jesus Church in the Likoni area [...]