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 […]

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 […]

Key Leader of Somalia’s Underground Church Slain

Pastor oversaw five groups in nearly 100 percent Muslim country.

AMISOM troops from Djibouti in Beledweyne, Somalia (Ilyas A. Abukar, Wikpedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Underground Christians in Somalia are struggling to recover from the loss of a prominent church leader gunned down in March. As in many cases of the mounting number of murders of secret Christians in Somalia, Islamic extremists with the Al Shabaab rebel group were suspected in the March 16 shooting […]

Somali Muslims in Kenya Freed after Stabbing Attack in Nairobi

Convert from Islam says they threatened to kill him.

Shop in Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian convert of Somali descent in Kenya said he is concerned that Muslims who stabbed him in Nairobi have been released from jail as they await trial. Mohamud Yusuf Ahmed told Morning Star News that Ahmed Ali Mohammed and Issa Shidane Quru, also of Somali descent, stabbed him on Feb. […]

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 in Somalia Behead Two Christians

Al Shabaab militants publicly execute mother of two, cousin.

Coastal town of Barawa, in southeastern Somalia. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the rebel Al Shabaab militia last week publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin in southeastern Somalia after discovering they were Christians, sources said. In the port town of Barawa in the Lower Shebelle Region, the extremists on March 4 called residents to the […]

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, […]

Christian Shot Dead in Mogadishu, Somalia

Muslim neighbor says gunmen sought him for spreading ‘wrong religion.’

Mogadishu, Somalia, where suspected Islamic extremists killed a Christian. (Morning Star News via Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who said they intended to kill a Christian in Mogadishu, Somalia for spreading his faith shot him to death last month, the victim’s neighbor said. Two men armed with pistols shot Abdikhani Hassan seven times as he approached his home after closing his pharmacy in Dharkenley District on Oct. […]

Christian Mother Killed, Boy Kidnapped in Somalia

Al Qaeda-linked rebels continue campaign to rid country of Christianity.

Detail of clothing on body of Fartun Omar, murdered aunt of kidnapped boy. (Morning Star News photo)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Al Shabaab rebel group are suspected of killing a Christian woman in one town last week and kidnapping a 13-year-old boy from another, sources said. The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of its underground church, are suspected of killing Fatuma Isak Elmi, 35, on […]

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