Egyptian Christian Succumbs to Head Injury after Attack by Suspected Extremists in Libya

Young immigrant worker latest casualty of anti-Copt hostility in Libya.

Parts of Libya have become lawless since the 2011 uprising. (Wikipedia photo by Bernd Brincken)

ISTANBUL, Turkey  (Morning Star News) – An Egyptian Christian shot in the head by a suspected Islamic extremist in Libya on March 2 has succumbed to his injuries, family members said. Salama Fawzy Tobia died very early in the morning on Saturday (March 15) in El Raey El Saleh Hospital in Samalut, Minya Province with […]

Egyptian Christian Shot in Libya Near Death

Second attack by suspected Islamic extremists in one week leaves Copt unconscious.

Medical record stating Salama Fawzy Tobia’s wounds and unconscious condition. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The family of an Egyptian Christian shot in Libya on March 2 says he remains close to death in a hospital in Egypt. The shooting of Salama Fawzy Tobia, 23, in Benghazi, Libya came a week after suspected Islamic extremists killed seven other Egyptian Christians in the Libyan capital. Tobia […]

Syria’s Christians Face New Threat – ‘Convert, Submit to Islam or Face Sword’

Followers in Raqqa face threat familiar to Christians in the Muslim world.

Easter at a Damascus church. (Aid to the Church in Need)

(From Foxnews.com) – “Convert. Submit to Islam. Or face the sword.” In recent days, the besieged Christian community in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria, has faced those three stark alternatives. The terrorist group known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) made their demands after seizing control of the region. They required […]

Sudan Arrests Pastor During Sermon, Threatens Him

Authorities try to intimidate preacher into resigning.

Sudanese authorities left a Presbyterian Church of Sudan building in ruins in January 2013. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities arrested a pastor in Omdurman as he was preaching on Sunday (Feb. 23) and threatened that he would “face justice” unless he resigned his position, sources said. Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department entered the compound of Omdurman Evangelical Church and arrested the Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu […]

Islamist Militia Group in Libya Suspected in Killing of Seven Coptic Christians

Ansar al-Sharia militants behind prior anti-Christian attacks.

Suspected Islamist militants took victims from their Benghazi apartment building. (Wikimedia, Dennixo)

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – An Islamist militia behind prior attacks in Libya is thought to be responsible for the execution-style shootings of seven Egyptian Christians found yesterday east of Benghazi. The militia, Ansar al-Sharia, has offered a reward to Benghazi residents who help them round up the rest of the Libyan capital’s Christians, according […]

Sudanese Authorities Demolish Church Building in Anti-Christian Campaign

Local officials order destruction, confiscate land, without warning.

Police watch as Sudanese Church of Christ building in Omdurman is demolished. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities on Monday (Feb. 17) demolished a church building in Omdurman without prior notice, area sources said. In what Sudanese Christians believe is part of a campaign by Islamist President Omar al-Bashir to rid the country of Christianity, bulldozers accompanied by local police and personnel from the National […]

Christians Killed in Sudan Bombings

Government ramps up bombardment of civilians in rebel-supported areas.

Nuba people have taken refuge from bombing in caves. (Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force bombed more civilians in South Kordofan state this week, killing a Christian man and injuring a 13-year-old girl, an area source said. As part of what area Christians believe is President Omar al-Bashir’s campaign to rid the country of Christianity and the ethnic Nuba people, […]

Convert in Algeria Risks Losing Wife, Daughter

Judge in divorce case suggests he recant in order to reconcile.

Tizi Ouzou, in northern Algeria. (Wikipedia)

TIZI OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim woman in this northern Algerian city seeks to divorce a convert from Islam because of his new faith, while her brother and lawyer suggest he should be killed for apostasy. At a session for the purpose of reconciling the couple yesterday, the judge suggested the first option […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.

Lyop Dangyel suffered three gunshot wounds and lost two of her three daughters in attack in Torok, Plateau state. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]

Verdict for Moroccan Convert from Islam Sentenced for ‘Proselytism’ Expected Feb. 6

Hastily convicted Mohamed El Baladi received 30-month prison term.

Fez, Morocco. (Wikipedia, Zimaal)

TIZI OZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Moroccan appeals court on Thursday (Dec. 26) heard arguments for a Christian convert from Islam hastily sentenced to prison for alleged “proselytizing,” sources said. The Court of Appeal in Fez is expected to deliver a ruling on Feb. 6. Mohamed El Baladi was sentenced to 30 months in prison […]

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