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 […]

Daughter of Poisoned Christian in Uganda Strangled to Death

Muslim extremists threaten to kill former sheikh but instead attack 12-year-old girl.

Flag of Uganda. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hassan Muwanguzi, poisoned earlier this year in Uganda by Muslim relatives, did not expect the Muslim extremists who threatened to kill him on June 16 to murder his 12-year-old daughter. Muwanguzi did not recognize the four men who appeared at his door that evening and forced their way into his […]

Convert from Islam in Uganda, Former Sheikh, Says Muslim Relatives Poisoned Him

Doctors provide antidote for substance used in insecticide; more treatment sought.

Hassan Muwanguzi. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a convert from Islam in a village in eastern Uganda last week tried to poison him to death, the Christian told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, who lost his wife and job as a schoolteacher shortly after his conversion in 2003, was hospitalized on March 31 in […]

Young Woman in Uganda Hospitalized after Father Beats Her; Mulinde’s Sight Saved

Elsewhere in country, church buildings, pastor’s home razed.

Wenene Nuru's ordeal began with a dream of prayer. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A dream of praying in a church frightened a recent college graduate in Uganda, the Muslim daughter of sheikh; she knew he was capable of seriously hurting her for such a religious switch. Wenene Nuru, 23, of Iki-Iki township in Pallisa District, had been listening to a Christian-Muslim dialogue on […]

Mulinde, other Converts from Islam in Uganda Struggle to Recover

Even in Christian-majority nation, following Jesus can mean painful loss.

Rural Mbala, Uganda, near Pentecostal Theological College. (photo Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Even in Christian-majority Uganda, two former sheikhs (Muslim teachers) and a mother of seven are struggling to recover from the fury Islamic extremists unleashed on them for converting. Senior Pastor/Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International outside Kampala has begun facial reconstruction after assailants who shouted “Allahu Akbar [God […]