(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 […]
Followers in Raqqa face threat familiar to Christians in the Muslim world.
Authorities try to intimidate preacher into resigning.
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 […]
Ansar al-Sharia militants behind prior anti-Christian attacks.
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 […]
Local officials order destruction, confiscate land, without warning.
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 […]
Government ramps up bombardment of civilians in rebel-supported areas.
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, […]
Judge in divorce case suggests he recant in order to reconcile.
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 […]
In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.
(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, […]
Hastily convicted Mohamed El Baladi received 30-month prison term.
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 […]
Deacon of Eritrean descent targeted for Christian activities.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian has been jailed in Khartoum, Sudan for declining to leave the country after authorities revoked his Sudanese citizenship, sources said. Early this year National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) personnel had required Zawengel Abraham Mikael, a 41-year-old deacon of Eritrean descent, to frequently report to their offices […]
Two children killed.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In what Christians see as a government effort to rid the country of Christianity and ethnic Nuba people, the Sudanese Air Force has stepped up bombings of civilians in South Kordofan in the past two months, including an attack on Nov. 17 that killed two children. Sudan dropped two […]