Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack in Eastern India

Hindu extremists opposed his faith.

NEW DELHI, India (Morning Star News) – A 14-year-old Christian boy in eastern India is fighting for his life a month after suspected Hindu extremists threw flammable liquid on him and set him on fire, sources said. “He is very, very critical,” said Dr. K.N. Tiwari of the burn unit of Appolo Burn Hospital in Patna, […]

Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith

Son of late evangelist targeted in eastern Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda last week boarded a boat in which a young evangelist was fishing and killed him, sources said. Dante Tambika, also known as Patrick, was beaten and strangled to death near Nankodo 3 village, Nankodo Sub-County, on Aug. 31 after he and friends went out on […]

Christians Slain in and near Jos, Nigeria, including 12 Children

Suspected local Muslims kill seven church members, herdsmen kill 33.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and suspected local Muslims killed 40 Christians in and near Jos, Nigeria in attacks on Aug. 25 and Aug. 15, sources said. Armed with machetes and guns, herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian community of Yelwa Zangam, Jos North County on the night of Aug. 25, killing 16 Christians […]

Hard-Line Hindus Beat Christian Unconscious in Tamil Nadu, India

Neighbors attack after seeing church leader visit him.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state is in hiding after hard-line Hindu neighbors beat him unconscious with iron rods last month, sources said. Santosh Kumar, 35, left his home on Aug. 1 shortly after a church elder visited him in Kamaraj Nagar, Karur District. A Hindu neighbor who […]

Sexually Assaulted Christian Threatened with Blasphemy Charge, Rights Group Says

Muslim supervisor retaliating for accusation of misconduct, leader says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim supervisor is threatening to file blasphemy charges against a Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan if she refuses to withdraw her sexual assault accusation against him, a human rights leader said. Salima Rani Bibi, a 50-year-old Catholic sweeper in the sanitation branch of the Khanewal Municipal Committee in Punjab […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 36 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Anglican bishop laments government inaction.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves. The attacks from Aug. 4 to Saturday (Aug. 28) on Zangon Kataf, Kaura and Chikun counties took the lives of 17 […]

Muslim Relatives Set Lethal Trap for Convert to Christianity

Former itinerant sheikh beaten, buried alive.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a former Islamic teacher in Uganda who became a Christian set a trap for him last month, hiring killers to bury him alive in a large ant mound, sources said. Saban Sajabi, 32, had gained repute as an itinerant sheikh, teaching Islam in various mosques and schools […]

Soldiers Complicit in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria, Christians Say

30,000 people displaced, 500 homes burned this month.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Soldiers and security personnel failed to intervene this month as Fulani herdsmen killed 70 Christians in one area of Plateau state, Nigeria, while in other areas soldiers helped herdsmen destroy farmland, Christian leaders said. Muslim Fulanis killed 70 Christians, displaced 30,000 others and burned 500 homes in attacks on villages […]

Pastor’s Wife, 19-Year-Old Injured in Attack on Christians

Hard-line Sikhs, Hindus use swords and wooden rods.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor’s wife is still bed-ridden after hard-line Sikhs and Hindus broke her leg in an attack on their church last month in northern India, sources said. Carrying swords and wooden rods, the assailants also slashed the head of a church member in the attack on Christians gathered for […]

Muslim Father Kills Son for His Christian Faith, Sources Say

Young convert in Uganda refused to recant.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Muslim father of a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda on Sunday (Aug. 15) killed him for refusing to recant his faith, sources said. Kasimu Kawona of Bupalama village, Buseta Sub-County in Kibuku District was not charged with murder but a lesser charge of manslaughter because he killed his […]