Ad Targeting Christians in Pakistan Criticized

Notice for sanitation workers is discriminatory, they say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An ad for sanitation workers targeting Christians in Pakistan has prompted objections that it signals only Christians should work such low-paying jobs. The ad soliciting candidates for sweepers at health facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province states, “Christian community will be preferred.” It was posted by Trans-Continental Pharma, a […]

Justice Denied Christian Woman Cast into Chaff Cutter in Pakistan

Police refuse to prosecute influential Muslim employer.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Saima Bibi was serving tea to guests at her quarters in Punjab Province, Pakistan when her Muslim employer dragged her outside and pushed her towards an electric chaff cutter, tearing off her ear and cutting most of her scalp, her husband said. The 24-year-old Christian mother of two […]

Pakistan Told to Address Forced Marriages, Conversions of Girls

Christians and those of other minority religions are vulnerable.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – U.N. human rights experts on Thursday (April 11) called on Pakistan to make legal changes in light of continued vulnerability of women and girls of minority faiths to forced marriages and religious conversions. The U.N. special rapporteurs demanded Pakistan raise the legal age for girls to marry to […]

At Least 31 Christians Slaughtered in Central Nigeria

Islamic extremists raid two counties in Plateau state, residents say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked villages in Plateau state, Nigeria at about 12:30 a.m. today (Jan. 24), killing at least 25 Christians, following the deaths of six others last week, area residents said. Thousands of people were displaced in the attacks in Mangu County that began on […]

Muslim Allegedly Kills His Mother for Accepting Christ

Convert described assault before succumbing to injuries.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Before Sawuba Naigaga succumbed to injuries her 25-year-old son inflicted on her in Uganda this month, she described the assault to a friend from her hospital bed. The friend said Naigaga’s son, Ashirafu Basalirwa, returned home to Busia town, Busia District from four years of working in Saudi Arabia on […]

Kidnapped Pastor Killed in Nigeria after Ransom Payment

Church paid 1 million naira for his release.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor kidnapped on Saturday (Nov. 11) in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi was killed on Tuesday (Nov. 14) after church members paid a ransom for his release, sources said. The Rev. David Musa of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the Obajana area, Lokoja County, had been kidnapped […]

Arson Suspected in Church Fire in Pakistan

Threatening letter left at front gate.

(Church elder Zubair Akhtar Khokhar confessed to setting the fire of the Gulberg Presbyterian Church in Lahore after police arrested him following the publication of this story, which follows in its original form. The updated story was published on Nov. 20, 2023)) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A church building was set on fire in […]

Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy Win Bail in Pakistan

Police show undue haste in filing case, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A court in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday (Oct. 18) granted bail to a Christian couple arrested last month on blasphemy charges, a rare occurrence in a country where falsely accused suspects spend years in jail awaiting verdicts. Zahid Nazeer, attorney for Shaukat Masih and his wife Kiran Shaukat, said Additional […]

Young Woman in Uganda Killed after Accepting Christ

Muslim stepmother suspected of poisoning her.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A 23-year-old Muslim woman in eastern Uganda who converted to Christianity on Sept. 18 was poisoned to death that night, sources said. Namata Habiiba attended a church service on Sept. 18 at the invitation of a friend in Wakawaka village, Bugiri District and put her faith in Christ, the friend […]

Terrorists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Northern Nigeria

Islamic militants threaten to forcibly marry kidnapped women.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim terrorists in northern Nigeria killed an 86-year-old Christian in his home on Aug. 2 and kidnapped two others who were later released, likely after ransom payments, sources said. The gunmen killed Daniel Yatai at his home in predominantly Christian Manchok village, Kaduna state, shortly after 11 p.m., according […]