NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The father of a 7-year-old boy tortured and killed last week in India’s Rajasthan state said police are ignoring his suggestions on possible suspects – Hindu extremists who have long threatened to kill him. “For the 10 years I have been a Christian, some local Hindu extremists have threatened to […]
Hindu extremists issued death threats, father says.
Complainant, mullah seek to make example of illiterate vendor.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – An illiterate vendor in Pakistan beaten by an Islamic mob for unwittingly using pages containing Koranic verses received “forgiveness” from his accusers, but the complainant filed a blasphemy case against the Christian anyway under direction from Islamic leaders. In Pakistan’s northeastern town of Wazirabad, 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Lahore, […]
Suspect allegedly told wife he would kill other Christians.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a remote corner of Nepal, a church elder was summoned three times after midnight last month to pray for the head of a devout Hindu family. The first time the wife and mother of Kumar Sardar summoned church elder Debalal Sardar (no relation) to their village home in southeastern […]
Adnan Masih will likely be held in prison for security reasons.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – A young evangelist in Pakistan, in hiding after being accused of blaspheming Islam’s prophet, has surrendered to police due to serious threats to his life from Islamic extremists, his lawyer said. Attorney Aneeqa Maria, head of The Voice Society, told Morning Star News that Adnan Masih agreed to surrender to police […]
Young evangelist in hiding denies charges, sources say.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Police and a banned Islamic extremist group in Lahore, Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the extremist group calling for his death – after he sought to correct misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book, sources said. Sources close to Adnan Masih, 26, said he […]
Assailants in Islamabad beat three Christians, shoot at house, police say.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News ) – Police in Islamabad have arrested three Muslims for pistol-whipping a Christian and his teenage nephews after they refused to convert to Islam, sources said. The assailants in an Islamabad suburb allegedly have links to a banned Islamic extremist group. The primary suspect, Muhammad Nadeem, and others approached a […]
Evidence insufficient for conviction of seven sentenced to life in prison.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The sentencing of seven Christians this month to life in prison for the murder that triggered anti-Christian riots in India’s Orissa state resulted from a biased and unfounded conviction, Christian attorneys and leaders said. Maoists have twice claimed responsibility for the Aug. 23, 2008 murder of Hindu leader Laxmanananda Saraswati […]
Hindu extremists knock Bible student unconscious three times.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in Chhattisgarh state last week chastised and threatened a pastor when he reported that Hindu extremists beat a Bible student unconscious, area Christians said. After drunken Hindu extremists beat 23-year-old Shyam Sunder unconscious with a plow head three times – twice reviving him with water and continuing the beating […]
Shining light amid vast darkness.
Today, Sept. 30, marks one year since Morning Star News began distributing news of Christians persecuted for their faith. We had planned to debut the only independent news service exclusively covering persecution of Christians on Oct. 1, 2012, but when a grenade blast at a church in Nairobi, Kenya killed a 9-year-old boy and injured […]
Hindu extremists drag woman to temple in effort to ‘reconvert’ her.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incidents of violence against Christians in India’s Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets. Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma, after […]