Pastor Killed in Church Blast in Garissa, Kenya

Several others injured in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Chaplain Julius Mukonzi was killed and 11 others were injured today when suspected Islamic extremists cast a grenade or other explosive at a church in Garissa in eastern Kenya, sources said.   At least three of the 11 injured had wounds so serious they were air-lifted to Kenyatta General Hospital […]

Suicide Bombing at Church Takes More Lives in Nigeria

Within two days of inter-faith peace effort, suspected Islamic extremist attacks.

KADUNA CITY, Nigeria  (Morning Star News) – A suicide bomb explosion that killed seven people at a Catholic church here on Sunday (Oct. 28) was the fourth such attack in Kaduna state in four months.   Less than two days after a festival aimed at reconciling Muslims and Christians in this northern Nigeria city, the […]

Muslim Pressure Closes Church in Indonesia

Area residents persuaded to withdraw approval of building.

JAKARTA, Indonesia  (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Bandung, West Java sealed shut the worship building of an Indonesian Christian Church (Huria Kristen Indonesia, or HKI) congregation on Oct. 23 after prominent Muslims persuaded residents to withdraw their signatures of approval for it, a pastor said.   The Rev. Hari Hutagulung said that the church […]

Sudanese Bible School Re-opens amid Islamist Intimidation

Burned and ransacked in April, Christian compound faces further threats.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Amid threats of further losses, classes resumed this month at a Khartoum Bible school and church compound that Muslim extremists set ablaze in April, an area Christian source said.   Students and administrators at Gerif West Bible School in Sudan have yet to fully recover their losses from the […]

Ruling by Kazakhstan on Uzbek Pastor Awaited

Christian threatened with extradition to one of world’s worst violators of religious rights.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Morning Star News) – In a case that could be delayed for months, government officials and rights groups are hoping Kazakhstan will honor international agreements and decline to extradite a pastor to his native Uzbekistan, where they believe he would face certain danger. Pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov sought refuge in Kazakhstan in 2007 after […]

Father Fights Islamic Bias in Sudan to Visit Children

After his wife divorced him, court prohibited Christian from seeing boys.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – After his wife’s family in Sudan urged her to become a Muslim and divorce him earlier this year, Sudanese Christian Mohammed Khidir Khalil was not allowed to see his sons, ages 3 and 5. Unless there is further opposition, however, this Saturday (Oct. 27) will be the first time the […]

Pastor Beaten Unconscious in New Delhi, India

Police slow to respond to Hindu extremist attack.

  NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists attacked a pastor and his family at their home in North West Delhi on Sunday morning (Oct. 14), continuing to beat him even after he fell unconscious, according to area Christians. Samuel Prasad said about 10 extremists began by hurling stones and woodblocksat the house of his […]

Church Buildings Attacked across Tanzania

Muslims incited to destruction after children’s argument leads to alleged defiling of Koran.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamists burned several church buildings in various parts of Tanzania this week after two children’s argument about the Koran resulted in a Christian boy allegedly defiling Islam’s sacred book. The attacks took place in the normally peaceful country from its western border to its semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar. In Kigoma, […]

Authorities Close Down Churches in Aceh, Indonesia

Provincial official issues veiled threat to congregations that do not comply.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – At the behest of Islamist extremists, authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh Province have forbidden nine churches to worship, saying they are “illegal.” Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal, deputy mayor of Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh Province, called pastors of nine churches and five Buddhist monasteries for a meeting on Monday (Oct. 15), said […]

Pakistani Boy Accused of ‘Blasphemy’ Relates Ordeal

Cell phone mishap results in mob attacking home of Ryan Stanton, 16.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – When 16-year-old Ryan Stanton and his father returned to their home in the middle-class area of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Karachi, the night of Oct. 8, they were stunned to see the local mosque leader and about a dozen other furious Muslims waiting for them. “We saw about 10-15 locals led by Khursheed […]