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 […]

Islamic Extremists Likely Killed Pastor in Mombasa, Kenya for Christian Activities

Alleged comment from unidentified suspect indicates link to radical mosque.

Street scene in Majengo area of Mobasa, Kenya. (Morning Star News via

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists likely killed a church leader in Mombasa last week for sharing his faith near a mosque and alerting authorities to security threats, sources said. In the Majengo area of the coastal city where leaders at the Masjid Musa Mosque were suspected of training violent jihadists, the suspects […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.

Lyop Dangyel suffered three gunshot wounds and lost two of her three daughters in attack in Torok, Plateau state. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Christian leaders, already on edge, grow more fearful.

View from Mombasa, Kenya, where a pastor was slain on Saturday (Oct. 19) in a suspected case of persecution. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Christians at Vikwantani Redeemed Gospel Church in Mombasa, Kenya arrived for worship Sunday morning (Oct. 20) only to learn that their pastor had been shot to death in their building the night before. Those attending the service began to weep as a church member described what he and others found […]

Links with Jihadists from Somalia Increasingly Bring Battle to Kenyan Soil

Religious tensions mount in Kenya as church building is burned

Fire damage to Salvation Army Church in Mombasa, Kenya from Islamic extremist persecution. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya, (Morning Star News) – Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone on Friday (Oct. 4). Responding to the shooting death on Thursday night (Oct. 3) of hard-line sheikh Ibrahim Omar and three others, Muslim youths from the […]

Persecution News, One Year Later

Shining light amid vast darkness.

Auschwitz-birkenau main track, the destiny of Christians if persecution continues. (Morning Star News via C. Puisney)

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 […]

Islamic Extremist Violence Persists in Iraq, Nigeria – and Kenya?

Car-bombings, executions continue in two countries as doubts linger about end of siege in Nairobi.

LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Amid the wave of Islamic extremist bombings that have taken place in Iraq in the past week, one aimed at a Christian member of Parliament went largely unnoticed. Catholic news agency Fides News Agency (Agenzia Fides) reports that an apparent suicide attack by car bomb in Kirkuk on Sunday (Sept. […]

Islamic Extremists Bomb Church in Pakistan, Attack Shopping Mall in Kenya

Scale of attack in Peshawar unprecedented; non-Muslims targeted in Nairobi.

Woman injured in attack on church in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Morning Star News)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists today killed at least 78 people in an unprecedented church bombing in Pakistan, a day after Muslim militants in Kenya targeted non-Muslims in a mall attack that left at least 68 dead. Believed to be the deadliest assault on Christians in Pakistan, two suicide bombers struck All Saints […]