Woman in Yemen Burned to Death for Her Faith

Brother, brother-in-law said to have sabotaged cooking oil bottle.

Nazeera receiving hospital treatment after fire attack. (Morning Star News via Saeed)

ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming. He shot out of bed, pushed panicked family members aside and saw his wife stumbling out of their kitchen, engulfed in flames. His wife, Nazeera, had been preparing breakfast at about 9 a.m. when she [...]

Palestinian Church Forced Out of Building in East Jerusalem, Israel

Pastor has lost other worship sites to Islamist antagonists.

Pastor Steven Khoury preaching at service at Garden Tomb in 2007. (Courtesy of Steven Khoury)

ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Seven years of harassment and attacks by hard-line Muslims have finally forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem out of their building, church leaders said. The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, under Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened [...]

Somali Christian in Kenya Beaten, Thrown Off Fourth-Floor Balcony

Muslim extremists in Nairobi attack convert from Islam.

Attack on Mohammed Ali by Islamic extremists in Nairobi also injured his ankle. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A secret Christian of Somali ancestry is still in pain as he recovers from a Muslim extremist attack here that left him in a coma for five days. Five Somali immigrant Muslims on Aug. 15 threw Mohammed Ali, a 30-year-old convert from Islam, from a fourth-story apartment building in Nairobi’s [...]

Bolivia’s Evangelical Christians Launch Fight for Religious Freedom

Protestant association files constitutional appeal against restrictive new laws.

Christians gather during President Evo Morales’ first visit to Chacarillas in 2012. (Morning Star News)

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – Evangelical Christians have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant denominations and other groups that have ministered in Bolivia for decades. As organizations that fail to comply with the new government measures will lose their legal standing, the National Association of Evangelicals of [...]

Muslim Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill 18 Christians in Plateau, Kaduna States

Slayings add to hundreds killed in areas of the two states this year.

The Rev. Sonja Bewarang, CAN Plateau state chairman. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 14 people killed in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen last week in Plateau state were Christians killed for their faith, not cattlemen slain for their livestock, area Christians said. In Yelwa, where Muslim Fulani cattlemen have largely replaced Christian ethnicities over the years by means of slash-and-shoot attacks, [...]

Somali Widow’s Life in Danger in Kenya after Reporting Assault to Police

Muslim elders warn Christian mother to drop case.

Bound wound of Somali widow attacked in Kenya for her faith. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia, upset that a Christian widow would not send her children to a Muslim school, attacked her and seek to kill her because she reported the assault to police, community members said. Hadiya Ali (surname withheld), 51, said she has had to move house before in the [...]

More than 76 Christians Killed in Taraba State, Nigeria in Last Four Months

Well-armed mercenaries from Niger collaborate with ethnic Fulani herdsmen.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Four Christians killed in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Taraba last week were among at least 76 slain in the state in the past five months, Christian leaders report. Well-armed Islamist mercenaries from Niger accompanied ethnic Fulani herdsmen in attacks on eight towns and villages across four local government areas in [...]

Messianic Jewish Kibbutz in Israel Loses Appeal in Gay Wedding Party Row

Homosexual activism shutters marriage ceremony site near Jerusalem.

Moshav Yad Hashmona wedding ceremony site. (Morning Star News via Moshav Yad Hashmona)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – A hotel’s outdoor wedding site near Jerusalem at the world’s only kibbutz for Messianic Jews remains shuttered after the kibbutz lost an appeal against a ruling calling for it to host homosexual wedding parties. Gay couples in Israel have forced the wedding hall at the Moshav (a kind of kibbutz) [...]

Stay or Leave, Somali Christians in Kenyan Refugee Camps Face Danger

Islamic extremist threat reigns whether they remain or are repatriated.

Scars on Abukar's wife after Islamic extremist attack. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Somali convert from Islam and his wife were holding each other under their bed in a Kenyan refugee camp as gunmen outside their door threatened to shoot. Abukar Mohammed (surname withheld for security reasons), 36, suspected members of Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab insurgency who lived in the camp [...]

Four Christians Killed in Bomb Attack in Northern Nigeria

Catholic church targeted in Kano.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A bomb attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday (July 27) killed four Christians and a soldier, sources said. The bomb was hurled over a fence of St. Charles Catholic Church as parishioners were leaving a worship service, they said; Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram terrorist [...]

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