Former Mosque Leader in Uganda Beaten for Faith in Christ

Muslim relatives urged him to return home for years.

(Update: Bashir Sengendo on Jan. 25 succumbed to his injuries, sources said. The father of four children was 35. The original Jan. 24 story follows below.) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A former mosque leader in eastern Uganda who converted to Christianity is still hospitalized with serious head, back and hand injuries after Muslim relatives […]

Nigeria Again Worst in World in Killed, Kidnapped Christians

Suspected Fulani herdsmen slay three in Plateau state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen last week killed three Christians in attacks in Nigeria, where more Christians were killed for their faith last year than in any other country, sources said. Three Christians were killed and two wounded in an ambush at about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 in predominantly Christian Tyaana […]

Another Christian Girl Allegedly Forced to Convert/Marry

Family of 14-year-old says Muslim neighbor kidnapped her.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The abduction and forced conversion of Christian girls in Pakistan continued with impunity as another minor was separated from her parents the first week of the year, sources said. Mahnoor Ashraf, a 14-year-old Pentecostal Christian, went missing shortly after leaving her home in Lahore’s Cantonment area for a nearby shop […]

Christian Widow, Daughter Beaten Unconscious in Uganda

Muslim extremists who killed husband also tried to kill them in October, mother says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda beat a widow and her 16-year-old daughter unconscious on Dec. 30, leaving the girl unable to walk a year after killing her father, sources said. Suffering from an apparent spinal injury, Oliva Apio has had to discontinue her high school studies, said her injured mother, […]

Young Christian Family Forms amid Persecution in Nepal

Couple driven together by Hindu hostility toward their faith.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A young father knows the intensity of Hindu opposition to Christianity in his native Nepal – it temporarily took his newborn son from him and has left his young family homeless for nearly two years. Having moved in with his parents after the birth of his son, Pawan (surname withheld […]

Christian’s Prison Term Changed to Death Sentence in Pakistan

Separately, historic bail granted to blasphemy suspect.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A judge changed a Christian’s life prison term under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws into the death sentence last week, while the Pakistan Supreme Court granted historic bail to another Christian held on similar charges, sources said. Zafar Bhatti, 56, who has languished in jail since 2012 after being accused of sending […]

Muslim Extremists Kill Six Christians in Coastal Kenya

Somali militants suspected in attacks in southeastern county.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in Kenya, including suspected militants from Somalia, killed six Christians in southeastern Kenya between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 3), sources said. Members and sympathizers of Somali militant group Al Shabaab were suspected of joining local Muslim extremists in attacks in Widho, Majembeni Mpeketoni, in […]

Three Christians Jailed in Southern Mexico Are Released

Villagers upset they declined to contribute to indigenous festival.

OAXACA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (Morning Star News) – Three Christians in southern Mexico jailed on Monday (Jan. 3) were released Thursday afternoon (Jan. 6), according to news reports. In the village of San Pedro Chimaltepec, near San Juan Mazatlan Mixe in eastern Oaxaca state, local authorities had jailed Bonifacio Martínez Sánchez, Donato Martínez Sánchez and Gerino […]

Mother, Children in Uganda Hanged for Faith in Christ

Absconding Muslim husband suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in central Uganda is suspected of hanging his wife and two children because the young mother and oldest child received Christ after attending Christmas Day and Sunday worship services, sources said. A neighbor on Dec. 28 found Shamira Nakato hanged with her two children, ages 3 and 8, […]

Hindu Nationalists Stop Christmas Services in Northern India

Extremists spoil celebrations of Christ’s birth throughout Haryana state.

NEW DELHI, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in northern India launched an attack on a house church service on Dec. 25 that seriously injured a pastor’s son, one of at least 10 cases of aggression in Haryana state that stopped Christmas celebrations for hundreds of Christians. Pastor J.J. Singh, a Christian leader in Haryana […]