Herdsmen Kill Dozens of Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

Fulani said to be collaborating with other Muslim terrorists.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Roman Catholic catechist and his wife were among dozens of Christians killed in central Nigeria’s Benue state last month, a local official said. Fulani herdsmen killed Dominic Dajo and his wife at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Hirnyam village, Guma County on May 8 in the course of […]

Pastor, Wife among 43 Christians Killed in Central Nigeria 

Fulani herdsmen attack two villages in Nasarawa state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a church pastor, his wife and 41 other people in an attack last month on two predominantly Christian villages in Nasarawa state, Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Daniel Danbeki of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Takalafiya village, Karu County, and his wife were killed along […]

Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Death under Blasphemy Law

Attorney and father shocked at verdict in case lacking evidence.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bahawalpur, Pakistan on Tuesday (May 30) handed the death penalty to a 22-year-old Christian on an unsubstantiated conviction under the country’s blasphemy laws, sources said. Lazar Allah Rakha, attorney for Noman Masih, said that the sessions court announced its verdict at the New Central Jail Bahawalpur, in […]

Christian Woman Starved, Left in Wild Animal Park

Muslim husband also deprived her of food, she says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim upset with his wife’s conversion to Christianity in western Uganda denied her food and left her in a national park with wild animals, she said. Sharifa Muhando, 27, of Kasese town, said her husband beat her and kept her from food for a week after learning that she […]

Muslims Stop Christian Services in Two Cities in Indonesia

Worship disrupted on Sumatra Island.

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Muslim mobs on May 19 stopped Christians from worship in two cities of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, sources said. Muslims reportedly disrupted Christians as they worshipped in a café in a village in Binjai, 13 miles from Medan, capital of North Sumatra Province. In Riau, capital of Pekanbaru Province in […]

Muslim, Police in Pakistan Beat and Confine Pregnant Christian

Mother of five held in employer’s home for a week.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian housecleaner in Pakistan was beaten and illegally confined for a week by her Muslim employers after she tried to leave her job due to pregnancy, she said. Asma Gulfam, a 28-year-old Catholic maid in the Paka Ghara area of Sialkot District, Punjab Province, said she had worked for […]

Christians Wounded amid Military Fighting in Sudan

Gunmen storm Coptic Orthodox church in Omdurman.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Among attacks on church buildings and mosques in Sudan after fighting broke out within the Sudanese military last month, a priest and other Christians were reportedly shot and injured in at least one assault with apparent anti-Christian motives. Unidentified gunmen attacked the Coptic Orthodox Church of Mar Girgis (St. […]

Two Christians, 18 and 14, Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan

Family devastated as youths jailed on baseless charge.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Babar Sandhu Masih was resting after lunch on Thursday afternoon (May 18) when he heard a commotion outside his house in the Qurban Lines neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan. Masih went outside to find his neighbor, policeman Zahid Sohail, beating his son and another Christian boy. His son Adil, 18, and […]

Charge Reduced for Indonesian Official Who Stopped Service

Intruder released from jail.

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Authorities have reduced a blasphemy charge to one of mere “intrusion” for an official on western Indonesia’s Sumatra Island who broke up a worship service, sources said.  Church leaders in Indonesia said such leniency would never be granted to a Christian who broke up mosque prayers and appealed for […]

Christian Widow Accused of Blasphemy Released on Bail

School worker threatened with life imprisonment under draconian statutes. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A court in Pakistan on Saturday (May 13) released on bail a Christian woman charged under a blasphemy statute that calls for life in prison, her attorney said. Lazar Allah Rakha told Morning Star News that Arifwala Additional Sessions Judge Ijaz Ahmad Phulwaran on Friday (May 12) admitted the post-arrest bails of […]