The Problem of Islam and the Islamic State

An atheist and an Anglican offer bold solutions.

(Morning Star News) – Two remarkable pieces about Islamist violence were published last week in mainstream media – one answering the ambivalence thoughtful people feel on what to do about the Islamic State, and the other answering perplexity on what to do about Islam. They are remarkable first because, unconcerned about political correctness, they strongly […]

Nigeria’s Slain, Indigenous Missionaries Leave Legacy of Faith

Christian workers sent to dangerous northeast gave their lives for the gospel.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid ongoing dangers, Christian leaders in Nigeria this month recalled the exemplary faith of indigenous missionaries who gave their lives in areas overrun by Islamic extremist militants. While President Muhammadu Buhari told an India-African summit this week that Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has been contained to “sporadic” attacks in […]

Attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria Kill 38, Displace 5,000

Nine Christians also reported killed in Taraba, and two in Nasarawa.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities declined to acknowledge that Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind a rash of attacks on Christian communities in Plateau state last week that took 38 lives and displaced 5,000 people, area sources said. More than 100 armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 16) attacked the […]

Clergyman in Nigeria Has Conducted More Funerals than Weddings

Islamist aims to take over region evident in Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram attacks.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid reports of more Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, a clergyman here told protestors that in the past 15 years he has conducted more funerals than weddings. After leading hundreds of Christian demonstrators to the Plateau House of Assembly on Aug. 31, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Anglican archbishop […]

Let Me Tell You Why Blood Is Flowing in Plateau State, Nigeria

Voice of the predominantly Christian, ethnic Berom cries out for justice.

(Morning Star News) – What would you say if I told you that between last year and this year an estimated 11,000 people have been killed in Plateau state, mainly in Berom communities? What if I told you that over 40 villages have been sacked and some wiped out completely in Berom communities alone? If […]

Stabbed Pastor in Nigeria Goes into Relapse; Plateau State Christians Protest in Abuja

Two more Christians killed in Plateau state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor stabbed in April by rampaging young Muslims in Kaduna state has suffered a relapse after an initial recovery, while hundreds of Christians from Plateau state this week traveled to the federal capital to protest ongoing violence in their state. The Christians charged into the streets of Abuja two […]

Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Show Jihadist Aims, Sources Say

In 2014 alone, 23,890 people displaced from Christian areas in southern Kaduna state, agency reports. 

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s middle belt, including two slayings on Saturday (Aug. 22) in Taraba state, is part of a jihadist drive to take over resources and displace the historically Christian population, sources said. The killing of brothers Ushahemba Kumashenge and Sughter Kumashenge in […]

Two Explosive Devices Planted at Church in Jos, Nigeria

Bomb found in restroom tossed over fence before it explodes.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on Sunday (July 12) after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said the Rev. Ezekiel Omidiji, […]

Boko Haram Unleashes Bloodshed in Attacks in Nigeria’s Central, Northeastern States

At least five Christians killed in Yobe, Borno states; two church buildings attacked in Jos.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least five Christians were killed in northeastern Nigeria over a weekend of violence capped by a twin bombing in Jos that led to attacks on two church buildings on Sunday night (July 5). In Potiskum, Yobe state in the northeast, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram was suspected in the […]

Boko Haram Suspected in Killing of at Least 29 People, Most Christians, in Nigeria

Three attacks in 10 days after terrorists lose territory in northeast.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said. Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community […]