Imam in Eastern Uganda Faces Wrath of Muslims after Putting Faith in Christ

Family turns on him after absences from mosque prayers.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Sheikh Hassan Podo, a 28-year-old imam in Kerekerene village in eastern Uganda, missed mosque prayers for three consecutive weeks and was seen entering a church building around noon on March 16. He had kept his faith in Christ a secret for three weeks. The young Muslim who saw Podo enter […]

After Terrifying Attack in Uttar Pradesh, India, Host of House Church in Hiding

Hindu extremists keep Christians from medical care.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Nearly two months after Hindu extremists in India humiliated, beat and forced Christians to praise a Hindu god, the host of the house church has yet to return to his home. Ranjeet Kumar Gautam is still in hiding after more than 20 Hindu extremists in Chapar village, Sultanpur District, Uttar […]

Christian Woman Raped, Killed as Herdsmen Attack Two Villages in Nigeria 

Four church buildings destroyed, 28 houses burned.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked two predominantly Christian villages in north-central Nigeria after beating, raping and killing a 19-year-old Christian woman in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday (March 23), her father said. Danlami Mante told Morning Star News that armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed Joy Danlami and her two younger siblings […]

Christian Clergy among Those Caught in Wave of Kidnappings in Nigeria 

Pastor, priest abducted on same day.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Protestant pastor and a Catholic priest in two different states in north-central Nigeria were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday (March 25), sources said. Amid a nationwide wave of kidnappings including last week’s discovery of the body of another abducted Catholic priest in southern Nigeria, the Rev. Emmanuel Haruna of […]

Christian Mother in Pakistan Forcibly Converted, Married and Tortured, She Says

Police tell husband she is now a Muslim and to forget about her, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Returning home from a night shift at a call center on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Feb. 25, Naveed Iqbal learned from his sons that a local criminal and three other men had taken his wife away, he said. He filed a report at the Khana police station. Iqbal […]

Police in India File Charges against Pastors for Refuting False Account of Attack, Sources Say

Teenage Christian girl beaten unconscious.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Three pastors in western India have been criminally charged in retaliation for refuting a false account of a Hindu extremist attack on six Christians that left a teenage girl unconscious, sources said. Three of the six Christians beaten in Maharashtra state this month were also charged in retaliation for reporting […]

Boko Haram Militants Terrify Residents in Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Destruction in Adamawa last night, Borno last week.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – After burning a church building in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state on Thursday (March 14), Boko Haram terrorists yesterday evening attacked a Christian-majority town in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said. Area residents said Muslim extremists of the Boko Haram insurgency last night invaded Michika, a town they had seized in September […]

Another 10 Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in Nigeria, Sources Say

Muslim Fulani attacks on Saturday follow a month that saw 130 people slain. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (March 16), bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said. “We were all asleep in our various homes when at about 4 a.m. [Saturday], we heard gunshots everywhere in […]

Muslim in Pakistan Bursts into Christian’s Home Alleging He Overheard Blasphemous Comment

Mentally disabled Pentecostal beaten, arrested.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian with a mental disability in Pakistan has been arrested under the country’s blasphemy law after a Muslim neighbor outside his home overheard him arguing inside, sources said. Francis Masih, older brother of 42-year-old Stephen Masih, said that Muslim neighbor Hafiz Mudassir on March 11 burst into their home […]

Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Beaten Unconscious

Relocated family seeks safe home.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night (March 8), sources said. Pastor Abdul (surname withheld for security reasons), a 30-year-old father of three, had finished […]