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 […]

Christian Girl in Uganda Seriously Injured, Traumatized after Gang-Rape, Father Says

Muslim assailants had warned father to close church he pastors, he says.

Rural Mbala, Uganda. (Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said. The daughter (name withheld) of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about […]

Shocked Kenyans Grieve Worst Islamic Extremist Assault since 1998

Survivors relate horrific details of onslaught by Al Shabaab.

Photo of Garissa University College attack victim Selpher Wandia, 21. (Morning Star News via Twitter)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – As Kenya comes to grips with the worst attack on its soil since the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, survivors revealed grim details of last week’s Islamic extremist assault. Separating out Christian students from Muslims, members of Somalia’s rebel Al Shabaab killed 148 people on Thursday (April […]

Al Shabaab Gunmen Target Christians in Attack on University in Kenya

At least 147 dead, 79 wounded.

Garissa University College. (www.guc.ac.ke)

NAIROBI, Kenya – Islamic extremists from Somalia-based Al Shabaab today targeted Christians in an attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, killing at least 147 people, including two policemen. An area church leader who visited some of the more than 79 wounded people in a hospital told Morning Star News that patients said members of […]

Five Christians Killed, One Critically Wounded, by Islamic Extremists in Kenya

Al Shabaab takes responsibility for shootings.

Aerial view of Wajir, in northeastern Kenya. (Wikipedia)

MANDERA, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia took responsibility for killing four Christians on Tuesday (March 17) and another on March 15 in northeastern Kenya. Somali rebel Al Shabaab militiamen or their Somali sympathizers have carried out several attacks on Kenyan soil the past two years, usually separating out Christians and executing them, […]

Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

Siblings assaulted in village where their father was slain last year.

Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two siblings in their mid-20s were attacked and a church building burned last month in an area of Kenya where Islamic extremists killed at least 13 people last July – including the siblings’ father. Somalis in coastal Kenya’s Lamu County struck 25-year-old Annah after she answered their knock on the […]

Christian Girl in Uganda Who Fled Beating by Muslim Uncle Mysteriously Dies

Muslim relatives in search of convert arrive at her hospital day before her death.

Namwase Aisha. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 12, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old girl in Uganda who fled from a Muslim uncle who beat her for becoming a Christian mysteriously died on Sunday (March 8) after relatives searching for her discovered her whereabouts the previous day. Namwase Aisha died at 5:30 p.m. at Iganga Hospital in eastern […]

Soldiers Kill Six Christians at Church in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Witnesses Say

Roadblocks set up as security measure ignite dispute.

Nigerian troops. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Upset that watchmen of a Catholic Church in Kaduna state on Sunday (March 8) set up a road-block as a security measure, Nigerian soldiers killed five church members, eyewitnesses said. Shortly after opening fire on St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gidan-Waya, the soldiers shot and killed a Christian from another church as […]

Kidnapped Missionary in Nigeria Released

Phyllis Sortor, 71, freed after 11 days of captivity.

Phyllis Sortor. (FMCUSA)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The Free Methodist Church USA announced the release of its kidnapped missionary in Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor. In a statement signed on behalf of the Board of Bishops of the church, David W. Kendall said the 71-year-old Sortor was released by her captors on Friday evening (March 6). Kendall said armed gunmen abducted […]

Villagers in Nigeria Hopeful that Kidnapped Missionary Will Be Released

Long-time teacher is like grandmother to many at school, church.

The Rev. Emmanuel Egbunu, Anglican archbishop of Lokoja. (Morning Star News)

LOKOJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly two weeks after heavily armed men kidnapped a long-time missionary in a remote area of Nigeria, despondent colleagues and others are still hopefully praying for her release. Phyllis Sortor, born to U.S. missionaries in Africa and now a widowed grandmother, was kidnapped on Feb. 24 from Hope Academy school in […]

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