Christians Beaten, Falsely Charged and Jailed in Mob Attack in India, Sources Say

Come, let us burn them alive,’ Hindu extremists shout.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Seven Christians in India have been booked on charges of hurting religious feelings after Hindu extremists savagely beat them when they gathered to pray for a sick man at his home, sources said. Police in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh state on Dec. 4 charged the six Christian men and one woman […]

Eviction of Pastors Upheld, Scores of Christians in Court as Sudan Takes Over Church Properties

Government ramps up campaign to rid country of Christianity.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – An Islamist judge in Sudan upheld the eviction of two pastors from their church-owned homes while 60 other Christians have been summoned to court over their refusal to relinquish property, sources said. Judge Adam Tahir Haj Adam on Dec. 3 rejected an appeal of the Aug. 15 eviction of […]

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in Chhattisgarh State, India

Police complicit in harassment, Christian leaders say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India minutes before it was to begin, sources said. Hindu nationalists beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, […]

Occult Groups in Nigeria Kill, Kidnap Christians

Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen not only ones terrorizing the church.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Besides Islamic extremist Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, occult groups are also terrorizing Christians in Nigeria. Pastor Victor Kanayo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was killed in a town in Lagos state on Nov. 26 by an occult group known as Badoo, a week after suspected Badoo […]

Christian in Uganda Who Lost Family to Muslims Beaten Unconscious

Former sheikh lost wife, three children.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on his way to his pastor’s house after a church […]

Kidnappings, Threats of Massacre Terrorize Christians in Kano State, Nigeria

Officials are complicit and security forces lax, church leaders say.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – When the 50-year-old church elder and leader of Kano state’s Samaila village heard gunshots shortly before midnight, he rushed out of his house to try to find security agents. It was a natural reaction for Mai’angwa Samaila, given recent Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria. What the elder for the Evangelical […]

Somali Muslims Break In, Beat Children of Christian Widow in Kenya

Two of three victims spend four days in hospital.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya attacked a Christian widow’s children, ages 13, 17 and 21, leaving two of them seriously injured and still in pain 11 days after the assault, sources said. Hadiya (surname withheld), an immigrant from Somalia, had not yet returned from a trip to […]

Christians in Egypt Lose More Worship Sites

Fear of Islamist attacks again cited for closing churches.

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Morning Star News) – Fear of Islamist attacks was again cited as the cause of stopping worship in Egypt this month, even though parishioners said local Muslims supported the opening of the shuttered church outside Cairo, sources said. Anba Morcos, Coptic Orthodox bishop of Shobra El-Kheima, decided to close the Pope Kerlis VI and […]

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

Officers beat, falsely charge victims of another Hindu extremist attack, Christians say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said. After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen […]

Accuser of Five Church Leaders in Sudan Fails to Appear for Court Hearing – Again

SCOC pastors arrested for refusing to stop worship service.

  JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The police officer who accused five church leaders of refusing an order to stop worship services in Sudan again failed to show up at a hearing on Tuesday (Nov. 21), casting further doubt on the legitimacy of the charges, sources said. The officer who arrested the Sudanese Church […]