Al Shabaab Mounts another Attack on Non-Muslims near Mandera, Kenya

At least 17 killed, 11 injured.

Al Shabaab militants in Somalia. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists with Somalia-based Al Shabaab killed 17 quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday morning (July 7), including several Christians, sources said. The attack in Soko Mbuzi, near Mandera, took place at about 1 a.m. as the workers slept in tents outside two houses their employer rented for them, […]

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 […]

Eight People Injured in Grenade Attack in Northern Kenya

At least one Christian among eight non-Muslims hit.

Street in Mandera in northeast Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A grenade attack in northern Kenya last week injured eight people, including at least one Christian, in an area where Somali Islamic extremists launched deadly anti-Christian attacks in December and November, sources said. The grenade landed among the non-Somali workers as they arrived to eat at the Moyale Hotel in […]

Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Mombasa, Kenya

Day after young man killed, 70-year-old Christian is wounded.

Street scene in Majengo area of Mombasa, Kenya. (Morning Star News via olx.co.ke)

  MALINDI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday (Jan. 11) in Mombasa. One of two men following 25-year-old George Muriki as he arrived with two church members at the gate […]

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 – […]

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 […]