(From Foxnews.com) – “Convert. Submit to Islam. Or face the sword.” In recent days, the besieged Christian community in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria, has faced those three stark alternatives. The terrorist group known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) made their demands after seizing control of the region. They required […]
Followers in Raqqa face threat familiar to Christians in the Muslim world.
Islamic extremists shoot some, slit throats of others.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A large contingent of Islamic extremist rebels from Boko Haram invaded a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria Saturday night (Feb. 15) and reportedly slaughtered at least 121 people. Dressed in military fatigues, the Boko Haram rebels, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, reportedly shot some people […]
At least 22 worshippers killed.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities suspected Islamic extremist group Boko Haram was responsible for an attack on a Catholic church service in Adamawa state on Sunday (Jan. 26) that reportedly left 45 people dead. Sources told Morning Star News that 22 bodies were recovered from the church building in Waga Chakawa village, other […]
Fulani herdsmen raid villages in broad daylight; Boko Haram continues onslaught.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists have attacked villages in three states in Nigeria every Sunday this month, killing at least 15 Christians. Christian leaders in the Agatu Local Government Area of central Nigeria’s Benue state said ethnic Fulani herdsmen were responsible for raids on two villages that left seven Christians dead on Sunday […]
Special Task Force helps Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill 33 people, they say.
RIYOM, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Survivors of Monday’s (Jan. 6) slaughter of 33 Christians in a village in Nigeria’s Plateau state said Special Task Force (STF) soldiers stationed to protect them turned their weapons on those fleeing the attack. Speaking from her hospital bed with bullet wounds in her legs, 25-year-old Antele Alamba told Morning […]
Mother of six, 14-year-old girl also killed.
BOKKOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists had once prior widowed Faith Kore Usman, a 29-year-old mother of five children, before Fulani herdsmen killed her second husband on New Year’s Eve. As 34-year-old Kore Usman and other Christians were praising God in a field near their church building in Maihakorin Gold village, near Bokkos in […]
Nigerian terrorist organization says it received no ransom.
(Morning Star News) – Nigerian Islamic extremists have released a French Roman Catholic priest they kidnapped in Cameroon in November, according to published reports. Members of the Islamic extremist terrorist organization Boko Haram freed Georges Vandenbeusch on Tuesday (Dec. 31) but received no ransom money, according to Agence France-Press (AFP). Vandenbeusch, abducted from Cameroon near […]
Ethnic Fulanis kill more children as they sleep.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – As violence against Christians hit in central Nigeria again this week, there are indications that Muslim Fulani herdsmen are working with Islamic extremist groups made up in part of foreigners. The Rev. Yiman Orkwar, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Makurdi in Benue state, told Morning Star News that […]
Thousands displaced, church services halted.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Reports of Christians attacked in central and northern Nigeria draw more attention, but in more southerly Benue state Islamic extremists killed at least 205 Christians in the last six months alone, sources said. In the southeastern part of Nigeria’s middle belt, Benue state’s Agatu Local Government Area saw deadly attacks […]
Christian leaders say government trying to Islamicize schools.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Educational reforms in Nigeria’s Osun state have created religious tensions in schools, resulting in Islamist youths beating a Christian principal unconscious last month, Christian leaders said. The state in southwestern Nigeria reclassified schools in September, thus merging those originally founded by Christian missionaries with other schools. The mergers, including the […]