Christian Family Awaits Word on Copt Kidnapped in Libya by Islamic State Affiliate

Militants also seize Christians from Nigeria, Ghana.

Passport photo of kidnapped Egyptian Bakhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – As unconfirmed reports and rumors about the status of three Christians kidnapped in Libya by the Islamic State (IS) continue to spread in Egyptian media, a Coptic family waits in fear over the fate of their loved one. On Friday (July 17), an IS affiliate in Libya known as Islamic State, […]

Islamic State Warns Those Who Refuse Islam Will Die like Ethiopians in Libya Video

Militant asserts that persecution of Christians is fundamental to Islam.

Islamic State representative in Libya addresses viewers in video. (Screen-save Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In a video showing the cruel execution of 28 Ethiopian Christians, the militant Sunni terrorist group Islamic State (IS) says persecution of Christians is fundamental to Islam. In the video released late Sunday night (April 19), IS (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) warns that if Christians in […]

Egypt in Mourning as It Bombs Libyan Terrorist Targets after Beheading of Copts

Battle against Islamic State expands to Libya; U.S. help sought.

One of the victims prays before he and 20 other men are killed. (Screen-save Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After months of indifference to Islamist militants killing Egyptian Christians in Libya, Egypt bombed Islamic extremist targets in Libya and declared seven days of mourning following the beheading of 21 Copts. Video released on Sunday (Feb. 15) under the logo of the militant Sunni terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly […]

ISIS-Related Group Claims Responsibility for Egyptians Still Held in Libya

Photos confirm identity of 13 Copts kidnapped on Jan. 3 and seven others.

Photo of some of kidnapped Copts on The International Jihad Network Libya website. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Contrary to published reports, 13 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya by Islamic terrorists have not been freed, relatives said. A Libyan group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Jan. 3 kidnapping of the 13 Copts from a housing complex in Sirte, Libya, […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]

Suspected Islamic Extremists in Libya Abduct 13 Egyptian Christians

Third attack on area Christians in two weeks.

Libya has become lawless since anti-Gaddafi fighters of the National Transitional Council took power in 2011. (Wikipedia)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the most recent of a series of kidnappings and killings targeting Egyptian Christians in Libya, 13 Christians in the country were abducted on Saturday (Jan. 3). A group of armed men thought to be members of an Islamic militia group burst into a housing complex in Sirte, Libya […]

Three Egyptian Cousins Go to Libya; None Comes Back Alive

Once viewed as a center of opportunity, Benghazi now seen as danger zone.

Benghazi, Libya, where Islamic extremists killed three Christians. (Wikimedia, Dennixo)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The youngest cousin was carried back home in an ambulance, half dead with a bullet lodged in his skull. The next came back to the village just a month after he left, to be buried in a Coptic cemetery. Another cousin disappeared in 2012; he is thought to have been […]

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 […]