Pastor in Kenya Fears His Life Is in Imminent Danger from Islamic Extremists

Convert of Somali descent says Al Shabaab has put bounty on his head.

Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Kenya of Somali descent whom Islamic extremist Al Shabaab militants have threatened for leaving Islam fears he soon could be killed. Somali Al Shabaab rebels have offered a reward to anyone who kills the Rev. Mahad H. Birik, and after a video of him describing his conversion [...]

Islamist Herdsmen, Mercenaries Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria from Nasarawa

Five killed in predominantly Roman Catholic community.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

MAKURDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state and Islamist mercenaries from outside Nigeria attacked villages in neighboring Benue state on Sunday (Dec. 14), killing five Christians, sources said. Inhabited almost entirely by ethnic Idoma farmers, the Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state, with mercenaries from Chad and Niger, razed several villages, destroying [...]

Boko Haram Kills More Christians as it Expands ‘Caliphate’ in Nigeria

Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Boko Haram killed 11 people and kidnapped 20 women as they attacked predominantly Christian Lassa in northeastern Nigeria state last week, the third town a three weeks that the terrorist group claims as part of its caliphate. The Boko Haram insurgents, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic [...]

As Injustice Escalates, Senator in Pakistan Seeks Solution to ‘Blasphemy’ Violence

Christian mother of five appeals death sentence; blogger in hiding is arrested.

Pakistanis protest against blasphemy laws and violence against Christians. (File Photo)

  LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In the span of one month, a Christian blogger who hid for more than three years on a blasphemy charge was arrested; a Christian mother of five sentenced to death for allegedly speaking ill of Muhammad filed her appeal with the Supreme Court; and a mob tortured and [...]

Christians in India Beaten Nearly Unconscious in Latest of Several Attacks

Family in Odisha state driven from village after Hindu extremists burn down their home.

Irma Markami and his sons with bloodied and torn clothing. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in Odisha state on Oct. 25 summoned a Christian family to a public meeting for a “compromise” on religious conflict but instead beat them nearly unconscious, sources said. Irma Markami and four members of his family received hospital treatment for eight days after the attack, which came 10 [...]

Christian Tortured to Death in Pakistan on False Charges, Relatives Say

Roman Catholic father of five dies in police custody.

Flag of Pakistan. (Wikimedia)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police here tortured a Christian to death on Saturday (Nov. 22) while the father of five was in custody on drug and alcohol charges fabricated without evidence, relatives said. Four policemen led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Rauf raided the home of Allah Rakha Shahzad, 35, on Friday night (Nov. 21) [...]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Worship Property

Authorities who bulldozed part of compound disperse worshippers.

Members of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church watch, pray and worship at disputed property. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police and security personnel today dispersed a congregation keeping vigil over its disputed property in North Khartoum, Sudan, and arrested five church leaders, sources said. Authorities arrived at noon at the compound of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, where last week they demolished a pastor’s house and church wall, [...]

Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

At least 19 Christians among those killed.

Islamic extremists launched previous attack on Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Somali insurgent Al Shabaab stopped a bus in northern Kenya on Saturday (Nov. 22), separated out the non-Muslims and killed 28 people, including at least 19 Christians, sources said. Among those executed, an area Christian leader told Morning Star News, were 10 members of the Seventh-day [...]

Tensions High as Church in Sudan Strives to Fend Off Further Demolition

Hundreds of Christians in stand-off with authorities following destruction.

Remains of Sudanese Church of Christ demolished in June in North Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

  NORTH KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – As churchwomen wailed and young men shouted that they were prepared to die to prevent further demolition, hundreds of Christians in North Khartoum blocked authorities’ attempts to destroy buildings on their compound this week. After a bulldozer accompanied by security personnel and police knocked down a wall [...]

Christians Beaten, Jailed in Hindu Extremist Attack in Maharashtra, India

70-year-old man among victims released on bail today.

Mountains of western Maharashtra state, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Maharashtra state, one 70 years old, were released on bail today after more than two weeks in jail, accused of “rioting” when Hindu extremists beat them and damaged two of their homes. The incident in Kamseth village, Nasik District in western India began on Oct. 28 [...]

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