Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women in Pakistan

Bodies of sisters abducted in November are found.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Jan. 4) recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them, sources said. Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on Jan. 4 that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife, […]

Religious Rights Still Blocked in Sudan, Christian Leaders Say

Confiscated properties, new church construction sought.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Officials in Sudan have shown signs of increasing religious freedom, but Christians say roadblocks remain to constructing churches and regaining confiscated properties since the new transitional government took power in September 2019. Officials in Sudan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments have said the process of issuing licenses for […]

Christian Lay Leader Arrested on Blasphemy Charges in Pakistan

Muslim mob threatens to behead him, burn homes. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 25-year-old Christian is in police custody in Lahore, Pakistan after he shared another person’s post critical of Islam on his Facebook page, sources said. Hundreds of Muslims converged on Raja Warris’ neighborhood in the Charar area of Lahore on the night of Dec. 26, threatening to behead the outreach […]

First Christian Arrested under New ‘Anti-Conversion’ Law in U.P., India

South Korean jailed along with three other suspects.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Korean Christian and three nationals of India are in jail in Uttar Pradesh state, accused of fraudulent conversion attempts while distributing food and other aid to people in need due to COVID-19 lockdown, sources said. Under a new “anti-conversion” law that went into effect in Uttar Pradesh state, India […]

ISWAP Terrorists Execute Five Christians in Nigeria, Video Shows

Executions a 'warning to Christians,' militant says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist terrorists who kidnapped 11 Christians in northeast Nigeria on Christmas Day have executed five of them, according to a video released by the Islamic State’s AMAQ News agency. The 49-second video, dated Dec. 29, shows five armed members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) lining up […]

Muslim Extremists Rape Pastor in Eastern Uganda, Sources Say

Widowed mother of five targeted for her faith.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists raped a church pastor on Dec. 21 in eastern Uganda, sources said. The female pastor, whose identity is withheld for her protection, was returning to her home in Kapyani, Kibuku District, from Christmas preparations at her church site at about 7 p.m. when someone near the swamps of […]

Seven Christians Killed in Christmas Eve Attacks in Nigeria

More than 30 Christians killed in prior attacks in Kaduna state, sources say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants killed seven Christians in Christmas Eve attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, according to area residents, while two people were reportedly killed in neighboring Adamawa state. Residents of the villages of Pemi and Debro, near Chibok, Borno state said the insurgents were members of Islamic extremist group […]

Muslims Forcibly Convert Christian Maids in Pakistan, Relative Says

Alleged kidnapper of Arzoo Raja released.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims who employed two young Christian women as live-in house cleaners in Lahore, Pakistan have forcibly converted them to Islam and are not permitting Christian relatives to see them, sources said. Nasreen Bibi, a Christian aunt of 18-year-old Maham Manzoor and 20-year-old Anum Manzoor, told Morning Star News that the […]

Worship Structures in Sudan Burned, Christians Threatened

Nine of 14 Muslim extremist suspects arrested.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in Sudan who have burned down a church’s worship structure five times threatened to kill congregation members if they put up another tent and continue worshipping, sources said. Police this month arrested nine of the 14 radical Muslims who burned down the temporary worship structures of the Sudanese […]

Christian in Pakistan Acquitted of Blasphemy after 11 Years in Prison

Catholic prosecuted due to influence of angry Muslim mob. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian who spent nearly 11 years in solitary confinement over a false allegation of desecrating the Koran was set to walk free after a high court this week overturned his conviction, sources said. The Lahore High Court on Tuesday (Dec. 15) ruled that prosecutors failed to prove the case […]