Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

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

(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, […]

Boko Haram Frees French Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon

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 […]

In Nigeria and Abroad, Boko Haram Finally Gets Recognition It Deserves

Terrorist group likely abducted French priest in Cameroon for helping Nigerian refugees.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – The same day Islamic extremists from the Nigerian rebel Boko Haram abducted a French priest in Cameroon, Nov. 13, the U.S. State Department designated the group a terrorist organization. After more than a decade of increasingly sophisticated violence by Boko Haram, the designation of it and its sister organization, Ansura, as […]

Military Help Sought to Check Islamist Rebel Violence in Central African Republic

Up to 80 percent of insurgent troops said to be mercenaries from Sudan, Chad.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – With Islamist rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) continuing to commit atrocities unchecked, including violence against Christians, U.N. and rights officials are calling for outside military help to establish rule of law. Up to 80 percent of those in the rebel group known as Seleka are foreign combatants from Chad […]

Christians in Central African Republic Vulnerable as Chaos Continues

Threat of Islamic law looms as church suffers from Islamist coup.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – More than five months after Islamist rebels seized control of the Christian-majority Central African Republic (CAR), Christians remain vulnerable to atrocities and the threat of imposition of Islamic law. Rebel groups and Islamist mercenaries from Chad and Sudan joined forces in December to form a militant coalition called Seleka, which took […]