Coptic Orthodox Bishop Killed outside Cairo, Egypt

Like many accused Muslims, suspect is said to be mentally ill.

CAIRO (Morning Star News) – A Coptic Orthodox bishop from Upper Egypt was slain outside Cairo, Egypt yesterday. The assailant struck Bishop Samaan Shehata in the head, neck and torso with a machete in the El Salam area near El Marg District on the outskirts of Cairo, according to local reports. Shehata was born in 1972. […]




Police in Pakistan Beat Christian Boy to Death, Father Says

Muslim classmate tried bullying 14-year-old into renouncing his faith, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said. Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at […]




Muslim Father in Uganda Drives Son from Home for Becoming Christian

Young man cannot deny faith he tried to keep secret.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian. Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend mosque prayers, and his father […]




Authorities in China Detain Pastor, Daughter and 3-year-old Grandson

In neighboring province, government-hired thug threatens to kill family.

(Morning Star News) – While a government-hired thug in China threatened to kill a Christian family, officials in a neighboring province arrested a pastor, her daughter and her 3-year-old grandson, sources said. In Xinning, Hubei Province in the central part of the country, police and religious affairs officials upset by a house church’s outreach arrested […]




Sudan Detains, Interrogates Elder in Campaign to Take over Church

Authorities continue bid to rid country of Christianity.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A month after seven church leaders were arrested, interrogated and released on bail, police in Sudan detained and questioned another church leader in Omdurman on Friday (Sept. 22), sources said. Elder Mahjoub Abotrin of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) was arrested from his home in Omdurman, across the […]




Fulani Fugitive from Islam in Nigeria Endures Persecution as a ‘Lifestyle’

Dramatic conversion, effective evangelism come at high cost.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Before Boko Haram began growing into a prominent terrorist force in northeast Nigeria in 2009, its members were trying to kill a highly effective evangelist to ethnic Fulani Muslims. One Boko Haram member pretended to be a Christian in order to kill Habibu Adam Mohammed, 49, an Islamic teacher who had […]




Christians in Nepal Sentenced to Prison for Praying for Ill Woman Are Released

Church leaders believe they were set up.

  (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Nepal sentenced to five years in prison on false charges of “witchcraft” and “violence” were released today after a high court annulled their convictions, church leaders said. Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha, Suk Lal Pariyar and Ganga Pariyar had been accused in Salyan District Court on May 19, […]




Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam

Muslim accuser had personal conflict with him, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said. Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a […]




Christian High School Student Killed in Pakistan

Muslim classmates apparently covering up religious motive.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The father of a 17-year-old Christian who was killed in a school in Pakistan by at least one Muslim classmate said the attack was religiously motivated, a charge that police dispute. Ilyasab Masih told Morning Star News by phone from his home in Chak 461 village, Vehari District in Punjab […]




Al Shabaab Militants in Kenya Kill Four Christians

Somali Islamic extremists identify non-Muslims for slaughter.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali militants from the Islamic extremist Al Shabaab killed four Christians in coastal Kenya on Wednesday (Sept. 6), a local source said. Shaken residents of Bobo village in Lamu County left their homes and slept in the cold of the wilds or in nearby Hindi after Al Shabaab members accompanied […]