Al Shabaab Kills Christians in Raid on Village in Coastal Kenya

At least four dead in latest Islamic extremist attack in the area.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In a pre-dawn raid on a predominantly Christian area in coastal Kenya on Sunday (Jan. 31), Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians, beheading one of them, area sources said. In the Kaisari area of Maporomoko village, near Pandanguo about 25 miles inland from the Indian Ocean […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Islamic violence accelerates in countries not known for religious conflict.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist violence in countries not known for religious tensions, majority-Christian Kenya and Uganda, topped Morning Star News’ stories in 2015. While the Islamic State terrorized Christians in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed innocent civilians in the shadow of Boko Haram, in northeast Kenya Al […]

Ban on Christmas in Somalia Darkens Season for Secret Christians

Government asserts all Somalis are Muslims.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Secret Christians in Somalia were not surprised by a sudden government ban on Christmas celebrations, but it did darken their plans, Christian leaders said. The government on Dec. 22 announced a ban on Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, with Mohamed Khayrow, director general of Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, […]

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 […]

Somali Christians Fleeing Islamic Extremists Lose Family, Fingers

Converts from Islam in Somaliland, Somalia pay price for faith.

HARGEISA, Somaliland (Morning Star News) – Desperate to avoid arrest in Somaliland for leaving Islam, one Christian fled to Ethiopia, while another in Somalia escaped kidnappers after losing fingers for his faith. Sharif (full name withheld for security reasons) said he had to leave his wife and four children behind in order to sneak out of […]

Shocked Kenyans Grieve Worst Islamic Extremist Assault since 1998

Survivors relate horrific details of onslaught by Al Shabaab.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – As Kenya comes to grips with the worst attack on its soil since the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, survivors revealed grim details of last week’s Islamic extremist assault. Separating out Christian students from Muslims, members of Somalia’s rebel Al Shabaab killed 148 people on Thursday (April […]

Al Shabaab Gunmen Target Christians in Attack on University in Kenya

At least 147 dead, 79 wounded.

NAIROBI, Kenya – Islamic extremists from Somalia-based Al Shabaab today targeted Christians in an attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, killing at least 147 people, including two policemen. An area church leader who visited some of the more than 79 wounded people in a hospital told Morning Star News that patients said members of […]

Five Christians Killed, One Critically Wounded, by Islamic Extremists in Kenya

Al Shabaab takes responsibility for shootings.

MANDERA, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia took responsibility for killing four Christians on Tuesday (March 17) and another on March 15 in northeastern Kenya. Somali rebel Al Shabaab militiamen or their Somali sympathizers have carried out several attacks on Kenyan soil the past two years, usually separating out Christians and executing them, […]

Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

Siblings assaulted in village where their father was slain last year.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two siblings in their mid-20s were attacked and a church building burned last month in an area of Kenya where Islamic extremists killed at least 13 people last July – including the siblings’ father. Somalis in coastal Kenya’s Lamu County struck 25-year-old Annah after she answered their knock on the […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

(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 – […]