Pastor in Kenya Fears His Life Is in Imminent Danger from Islamic Extremists

Convert of Somali descent says Al Shabaab has put bounty on his head.

Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Kenya of Somali descent whom Islamic extremist Al Shabaab militants have threatened for leaving Islam fears he soon could be killed. Somali Al Shabaab rebels have offered a reward to anyone who kills the Rev. Mahad H. Birik, and after a video of him describing his conversion […]

Al Shabaab Islamists Again Attack Non-Muslims near Mandera, Kenya, Killing 36

Most of those slain said to be Christians from outside the area.

Kenya has led African coalition troops such as these from Djibouti against Al Shabaab in Somalia (Ilyas A. Abukar, Wikpedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Members of the Islamic extremist insurgent group Al Shabaab early this morning killed 36 non-Muslims, most of them Christian, in an attack in northern Kenya, sources said. Coming 10 days after the Somali insurgents’ assault in the same area that left 28 non-Muslims dead, including 19 Christians, today’s massacre triggered […]

Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

At least 19 Christians among those killed.

Islamic extremists launched previous attack on Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Somali insurgent Al Shabaab stopped a bus in northern Kenya on Saturday (Nov. 22), separated out the non-Muslims and killed 28 people, including at least 19 Christians, sources said. Among those executed, an area Christian leader told Morning Star News, were 10 members of the Seventh-day […]

How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

Convert from Islam in Kenya Released from Prison after Beatings, Attempted Poisoning

Muslim leaders seek to kill him for his faith even as police suspect him as Islamic terrorist.

Hussein Hassan Mohammed, face hidden as a security precaution. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A recent convert from Islam arrested under suspicion of being a Muslim terrorist has been released, but not before his father tried to poison him for his faith, he said. Authorities in Western Kenya, preparing release papers for Hussein Hassan Mohammed, 30, after he served two weeks of his one-month […]

Somali Widow’s Life in Danger in Kenya after Reporting Assault to Police

Muslim elders warn Christian mother to drop case.

Bound wound of Somali widow attacked in Kenya for her faith. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia, upset that a Christian widow would not send her children to a Muslim school, attacked her and seek to kill her because she reported the assault to police, community members said. Hadiya Ali (surname withheld), 51, said she has had to move house before in the […]

Stay or Leave, Somali Christians in Kenyan Refugee Camps Face Danger

Islamic extremist threat reigns whether they remain or are repatriated.

Scars on Abukar's wife after Islamic extremist attack. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Somali convert from Islam and his wife were holding each other under their bed in a Kenyan refugee camp as gunmen outside their door threatened to shoot. Abukar Mohammed (surname withheld for security reasons), 36, suspected members of Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab insurgency who lived in the camp […]

Christians Targeted in Massacre by Al Shabaab in Kenya

Deaths in coastal town of Mpeketoni could top those of Westgate mall attack.

Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Morning Star News from Mpeketoni Facebook)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels attacked a predominantly Christian town on Kenya’s coast Sunday night (June 15), selecting out Christian males as they killed more than 57 people, area sources said. The estimated 50 Al Shabaab militants attacked two hotels, a police station and other buildings in Mpeketoni, […]

Convert from Islam in Kenya Beaten, Arrested

New Christian’s whereabouts unknown.

Convert spent two nights in field of Sisal, a species of Agave cultivated in Kenya among other countries. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Within three weeks of putting his faith in Christ, a 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges, Christian leaders said. Hassan Hussein Mohammed wouldn’t normally have admitted to being a Christian while attending mosque prayers. But he had to explain why […]

Gunmen Open Fire on Church in Mombasa, Kenya

At least seven dead in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

Sarah Ambetsa, widow of slain assistant pastor Phillip Musasa. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen entered a Sunday morning worship service in Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County yesterday and sprayed the congregation with bullets, killing at least seven Christians and leaving several others in critical condition. Two heavily-armed men wounded more than a dozen of the 200-member Joy in Jesus Church in the Likoni area […]

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