Sentencing of Pastor Adds to Uptick in Persecution in Algeria

Rights advocates fear coordinated campaign against Christianity.

(Morning Star News) – In the latest of a rash of persecution incidents in Algeria, a judge on Thursday (March 8) sentenced a pastor to a fine and a suspended prison sentence under a law that prohibits causing Muslims to doubt their religion, sources said. In Frenda, Tiaret Province, pastor Nordine B. was ordered to […]

Hindu Extremists in Eastern India Attack Christians Coming Off Bus

Two Christians hospitalized.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians on their way to a recent Christian camp in eastern India shared the purpose of their trip with fellow bus passengers, not realizing one of them was a Hindu extremist. He began to argue about conversion with the Christians, mostly women and children, including a native missionary from a […]

As More Christians Are Killed in Somalia, Number of Orphans Grows

Impoverished secret church unable to meet all their needs.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Orphans in Somalia whose parents were killed for their faith by Islamic extremist, Al Shabaab rebels are becoming more numerous – and hungrier, an underground church leader said. The pastor started a care center for the orphans three years ago in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as more children of secret Christians were […]

Christians Seriously Injured after Attempted Burial in Eastern India

Mob wounds 13-year-old girl, threatens to burn mother.

DELHI, March 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists upset that Christians tried to bury one of their dead in a village in eastern India seriously injured a 13-year-old girl and others who tried to protect a Christian woman the villagers threatened to burn alive. On Feb. 26 Christians in Chitrangapalli, Tamguda village, were […]

Pastor, Other Christians Slain in Herdsmen Revenge Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Muslim Fulanis appear to use outside arms, mercenaries.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday (Feb. 27) killed a pastor and 19 other Christians in apparent retaliation for attacks by ethnic Bachama militia on Fulani families, sources said. The Rev. Haruna Enoch was killed along with the others in herdsmen attacks on four predominantly Christian areas in […]

Kidnapping of Christian Girls in Kaduna, Nigeria Leads to Casualties, Area Christians Say

Attempt to rescue teenage girls prompts Muslim rampage, they say. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim residents of Kasuwan Magani in northern Nigeria yesterday killed 12 Christians after an attempt to rescue two Christian teenage girls from Muslims who had kidnapped them and coerced them to convert, area residents told Morning Star News. James Madaki, a 50-year-old member of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), said […]

Bible Burning in Southern India Shows Depth of Hostility Toward Christians

Report denotes leap in anti-Christian attacks in 2017.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in southern India issued harsh threats to Christians distributing Bibles before snatching their car keys, taking Bibles out of their vehicle and setting the Scripture on fire, sources said. Christians associated with Gideons International, all senior citizens, told Morning Star News that their advanced age did not temper […]

Cousin of Christian Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Injured While Fleeing Interrogators

Investigators ordered him to sodomize relative, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Pakistan is in critical condition after jumping from a fourth-floor window when interrogators tried to force him to sodomize his cousin, a suspect in a blasphemy case, sources said. Sajid Masih, 24, was summoned for questioning in Lahore on Friday (Feb. 23) by the Federal […]

Highest Court in Malaysia to Hear Appeal of Christian Converts from Islam

Four people seek to have their faith legally recognized.

(Morning Star News) – On Monday (Feb. 26) the highest court in Malaysia is scheduled to hear the appeal of four people who wish to have their conversions from Islam to Christianity legally recognized. In a country where there is no legal way to leave Islam, the four people are asking the Federal Court to […]

Church Building Demolished in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Local government, university give no prior notice.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A congregation on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar has been without a place to worship this year after local authorities demolished their church building, the pastor said. Local government officials gave no prior warning to church leaders before a bulldozer arrived on Jan. 7 and razed the building in Zanzibar […]