Islamic Extremists in Sub-Saharan Africa Pursue Convert from Islam Who Fled Egypt

After family tortures him, Christian tracked by relative, consulate and violent Islamists.

Church of the Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael in the Al-Warraq area of greater Cairo. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – When Ahmed Ali, a Christian convert from Islam, fled his native Egypt to a sub-Saharan nation after months of torture by his father and brothers, loneliness was not his worst problem. On the streets of the capital city of the African country (undisclosed for security reasons) last month, Ali’s uncle […]

U.S. Evangelist Wins Five-Year Battle for Residency in Turkey

Co-founder of Bible correspondence course faced threat of deportation.

David Byle. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After a five-year court battle, a U.S. evangelist singled out by Turkey’s Ministry of the Interior for deportation because of his outreach activities has been granted a residency permit to stay in Turkey. David Byle was issued a residency permit at the end of January after five years of living […]

Hindu Extremists Strive to Mortify, Malign Christians in Jharkhand State, India

Accusation of child molestation in one case, tearing of woman’s clothes in another.

Map of Jharkhand state, India. (CC by sa PlaneMad Wikimedia httpcommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFileIndia_Jharkhand_locator_map.svg)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in India this month sought to shame and malign Christians, as four women were publicly beaten in one village and a teacher was falsely accused of child molestation in another, sources said. In India’s eastern state of Jharkhand, 11 assailants dragged four Christian women from their prayer meeting […]

Court in Laos Fines, Sentences Pastors to Prison for Praying for Sick Woman Who Died

Authorities try to stop spread of Christianity by abusing law, group says.

Court Building in Laos. (HRWLRF)

(Morning Star News) – A pastor and four other church leaders in Laos were convicted last week of being “illegal doctors” because they prayed for a sick woman who later died. The People’s Court of Savannakhet Province on Feb. 12 sentenced the five Christians to nine months in prison and a fine of 500,000 kips […]

Sudan Helps Muslim Investors Take Over Last Piece of Church Land

Months of harassment culminate in deprivation of congregation’s ministry property.

Sudan Police arrive at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in North Khartoum on a previous raid on Nov. 24, 2014. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese government today helped Muslim investors take over the remaining property of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum North, church leaders said. Riot police on two trucks arrived at the church property at noon and assisted in the seizure of the land by force. “Over the past year […]

Christians Excluded from Pakistan’s ‘Blasphemy’ Cases Fast-Tracked for Acquittal

Officials fear 'violent reaction' if they examine cases of non-Muslims.

Accusation against Sawan Masih triggered Muslim throng to attack Joseph Colony, Lahore in March 2013. (Morning Star News, M. Ali)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Punjab Province has excluded Christians from a list of people accused without basis of blaspheming Islam who will have their cases expedited for acquittal, sources said. Pointing to several Christians languishing in jail on trumped-up blasphemy charges, Christian rights and political activists say discrimination against religious minorities was behind the selection […]

Eight People Injured in Grenade Attack in Northern Kenya

At least one Christian among eight non-Muslims hit.

Street in Mandera in northeast Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A grenade attack in northern Kenya last week injured eight people, including at least one Christian, in an area where Somali Islamic extremists launched deadly anti-Christian attacks in December and November, sources said. The grenade landed among the non-Somali workers as they arrived to eat at the Moyale Hotel in […]

Hindu Extremist Mob Beats Christian House Church Leader near Mumbai, India

Welder among first to use new hotline for violence against Christians.

Pramod Sahu (center) was attacked at his workplace. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian welder who oversees a home fellowship near Mumbai is on pain-killers with chest and back injuries after some 25 Hindu extremists on Jan. 24 beat him with iron bars, sources said. Threatening to kill him if he continued preaching and practicing his faith, members of the Hindu extremist […]

Christians in Mexico Deprived of Homes for Refusing to Renounce their Faith

Three incidents in one month by ‘Traditionalist Catholics,’ including physical attack.

Street vendors in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. (Wolfgang Sauber, Wikipedia)

AUSTIN, Texas (Morning Star News) – In one of at least three instances of persecution of Christians in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state last month, village leaders reneged on their agreement to allow 47 evangelicals who were expelled for their faith to return to their homes and land. In accordance with the agreement arranged by state officials, […]

Faith of Christians in Niger Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

Churches could see further attacks as task of rebuilding begins.

A pastor leads a Christian meeting by flashlight at damaged church building in Niamey, Niger. (RUN International).jpg

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly […]

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