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 […]

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 […]

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