Police in Pakistan Deny Christian Youth’s Statement on Who Attacked, Killed Him

Official denies boy’s declaration that two Muslims set him ablaze because of his faith.  

The body of Nauman Masih, 14, at his funeral. (The Voice Society)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian boy in Pakistan told police two Muslims set him on fire because of his faith before he died from his burns Wednesday (April 15), according to a human rights advocate, but police denied taking the statement. Nauman Masih, 14, told police in Lahore that two masked men on […]

Christian Girl in Uganda Seriously Injured, Traumatized after Gang-Rape, Father Says

Muslim assailants had warned father to close church he pastors, he says.

Rural Mbala, Uganda. (Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said. The daughter (name withheld) of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about […]

Hindu Extremists Block Good Friday Service, Beat Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India

Pastor ordered to vacate rented property.

Pastor Daniel Singh at Salvation for Asia Church in Swar, Uttar Pradesh. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Under pressure from Hindu extremists, local officials kept a church from meeting on Good Friday (April 3) in India’s Uttar Pradesh state and ordered the pastor to vacate the property, the church leader said. Pastor Daniel Singh of Salvation for Asia Church in Swar, near Rampur, told Morning Star News his two-year […]

Al Shabaab Gunmen Target Christians in Attack on University in Kenya

At least 147 dead, 79 wounded.

Garissa University College. (www.guc.ac.ke)

NAIROBI, Kenya – Islamic extremists from Somalia-based Al Shabaab today targeted Christians in an attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, killing at least 147 people, including two policemen. An area church leader who visited some of the more than 79 wounded people in a hospital told Morning Star News that patients said members of […]

Christians in Haryana, India Hit with Beatings, Official Opposition, Discrimination

Christian loses his job after Hindu extremists publically revile his faith.

Painting from northern India, cerca 1700, of Hanuman god. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A rash of anti-Christian attacks this month hit Haryana state in northern India, where a new chief minister spoke against Christians and 45 were severely beaten at a burial service. A mob of more than 700 Hindu extremists on March 6 assaulted the 45 Christians as they began burial rites […]

Incidents against Christians in India Jump 55 Percent Under Modi, EFI Figures Show

Hostile tone of Hindu nationalist government emboldens Hindu extremists.

Lists of incidents against religious minorities at protest in New Delhi. (Act Now for Harmony and Democracy)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The number of incidents against Christians in India has increased 55 percent since Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi became prime minister in May 2014, according to figures from the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). During a protest by religious minorities near India’s Parliament House on Thursday (March 19), rights activist and […]

Five Christians Killed, One Critically Wounded, by Islamic Extremists in Kenya

Al Shabaab takes responsibility for shootings.

Aerial view of Wajir, in northeastern Kenya. (Wikipedia)

MANDERA, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia took responsibility for killing four Christians on Tuesday (March 17) and another on March 15 in northeastern Kenya. Somali rebel Al Shabaab militiamen or their Somali sympathizers have carried out several attacks on Kenyan soil the past two years, usually separating out Christians and executing them, […]

Rape of Elderly Nun in India Premeditated, Police Report Indicates

Gunmen deliberately targeted Christianity, church leaders say.

Ranaghat railway station, West Bengal

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal was a planned part of an attack on a Christian institution and not merely an after-thought in a robbery as portrayed in mainstream media, Christian leaders say. A police report submitted to the state government said the suspects in the incident […]

Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

Siblings assaulted in village where their father was slain last year.

Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two siblings in their mid-20s were attacked and a church building burned last month in an area of Kenya where Islamic extremists killed at least 13 people last July – including the siblings’ father. Somalis in coastal Kenya’s Lamu County struck 25-year-old Annah after she answered their knock on the […]

Religious Tensions Simmer Across Pakistan following Church Bombings

Christian leaders condemn retaliation killings by furious Christian mobs.

Christian women mourn a dead relative after church bombings in Lahore. (M. Ali)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Tensions simmered across Pakistan between the Muslim majority and Christians following Sunday’s (March 15) deadly gun-and-bomb attacks on two churches and the subsequent killing of two Muslims here. At least 17 people, including two policemen, have succumbed to their injuries from the suicide attacks in Lahore’s Youhanabad area, which targeted […]

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