Christian Father of 2-Year-Old in Pakistan Jailed on Flimsy Blasphemy Charge, Brother Says

Arrested amid government crack-down on online ‘blasphemy.’

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Amid a government campaign in Pakistan against “blasphemous” content online, a Christian was arrested on Friday (June 16) when a Muslim accused him of blasphemy after a dispute over a repair bill, sources said. After millions of Pakistanis last month began receiving text messages from the government warning them against […]




Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water

Village head allows Hindus to deprive, isolate Christians, they say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Villagers in Uttar Pradesh state, India beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused to provide them water, sources said. Four families who were attacked in Jalalabad village, Ghazipur District rely on the water to irrigate their fields, they said. “How will we survive if we […]




Christian Teacher Killed, another Abducted along with Muslim in Northeastern Kenya

Al Shabaab militants suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Al Shabaab militants walked into an elementary school compound in northeastern Kenya on May 31 and shot a Christian teacher to death, sources said. Elly Oloo Ojiema was shot at Fafi Primary School in Fafi, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Garissa. “The suspected Al Shabaab militants entered the […]




Young Christian Woman Said To Be Kidnapped Outside Cairo, Egypt

Third apparent abduction in area since accidental shooting of Muslim.

CAIRO (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic woman in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt remains missing after her disappearance last week from an area where Muslim attacks against Christians have surged, sources said. Suzan Ashraf Rawy, 22, left for work by foot from her home in Al Khosous on the morning of June 5 but […]




Christians Shot to Death in Attack on Marawi, Philippines

Those refusing to recite Islamic creed are targeted.

MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – Among 19 civilians an Islamic extremist group in the Philippines killed after storming a city on May 23 were eight Christians shot for refusing to recite the Muslim creed, government investigators told local press. They were the first Christians slain in the ongoing battle for Marawi City, capital of Lanao […]




Islamic Extremists in Egypt Slaughter Coptic Christians on Pilgrimage to Monastery

Islamist gunmen open fire on bus full of youths.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Heavily armed Islamists in Egypt ambushed a youth pilgrimage to a monastery this morning, shooting dozens of bus passengers to death and leaving more to succumb to their wounds on a desert road. The attack in Minya Province killed 30 people, following the recent death in a hospital of one […]




Terrorists Linked with Islamic State Abduct Priest in Attack in Mindanao, Philippines

Policeman beheaded, 13 other Catholics kidnapped.

MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – An ascendant terrorist group in the Philippines that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) yesterday wreaked violence on the island of Mindanao, kidnapping a catholic priest and 13 members of his parish. Soldiers engaged in firefights with the Maute Group (MG) in Marawi City as its militants reportedly […]




Christian Killed in Islamic Extremist Attack in Northeastern Kenya

Suspected Al Shabaab rebels shoot two people to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militants are suspected in the killing of two people, at least one a Christian, in a May 12 gun attack in northeastern Kenya, sources said. Five suspected rebels from the Somali Islamic extremist group targeted non-Muslim quarry workers in El Wak, near the Somali border in Kenya’s North […]




Church Building, Pastor’s Home Burned Down in Tamil Nadu State, India, Sources Say

Young hard-line Hindu men threatened Christian leader, he says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus in southern India, upset that members of their caste-based group have become Christians, burned down a church building and the pastor’s home this month, sources said. After pastor John Muller and his pregnant wife left for a store on May 3, the assailants in Tamil Nadu state’s Attipattu […]




Muslim Extremists in Uganda Threaten to Kill Family of Pastor

Islamists seek revenge for pursuit of legal case against them.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda who relocated after an Islamist attack has had to shift to yet another site, but he can only visit his family there briefly as his life is in danger, his wife said. Muslims continue to track pastor Christopher James Kalaja of […]