Christian Girl, 14, Taken for Sham Conversion/Marriage in Pakistan

Neighborhood butcher, 27, arranged kidnapping, father told.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Another Christian girl in Pakistan, this one 14 years old, has fallen victim to forced conversion/marriage by a Muslim kidnapper, sources said. Khalid Masih, a 48-year-old Catholic sanitation worker in Islamabad, said that a butcher in his neighborhood, Haider Ali, took his daughter Alina Khalid from their home in […]

Terrorists Shut Down 70 Churches in Nigeria; Priest Released

High number of kidnappings hinders ability to free church leaders.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorist attacks have forced a denomination to close 70 churches in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, and in the country’s northwest, a kidnapped a priest was released on Sunday (July 7), sources said. The Rev. Amos Mohzo, president of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), told Christian […]

Wedding Disrupted, Worship Banned at Site in Indonesia

SURABAYA, INDONESIA (Morning Star News) – Local officials in Indonesia on Sunday (June 30) stopped a wedding ceremony and banned the church from further worship meetings at the site, sources said. In Mergosari, Tarik District, Sidoarjo Regency of Java island, village head Eko Budi Santoso halted the wedding at the Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (Gereja Pentekosta […]

Relatives Kill Christian Woman with Axe Blows, Stones in India

Uncle claimed she had no right to land because of her new faith.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A tribal religion villager in India killed his 32-year-old niece with axe blows and stones last week, claiming she and her relatives had no right to ancestral farmland because they had become Christians, sources said. Bindu Sodi of Toylanka village, Kotewarpara in Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh state had been the sole […]

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Respond to Gwoza Attacks

Suicide bombing targeted Muslim wedding.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Christian leaders in Nigeria expressed shock and dismay at suicide attacks in Gwoza, Borno state on Saturday (June 29) that killed both Muslims and Christians. “We are concerned about the resurgence of suicide bombing in our country and the threat it poses to the lives and livelihoods of […]

Christian Sentenced to Death under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

Kiln worker convicted without evidence, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday (June 29) handed the death sentence to a Christian for allegedly sharing a “blasphemous” video on a social media platform despite lack of evidence, his attorney said. Sahiwal District Anti-Terrorism Judge Ziaullah Khan delivered the sentence to 27-year-old Ehsaan (nickname “Shan”) […]

Two Evangelists Severely Beaten in Eastern Uganda

Muslim assailants break Christian’s leg.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians were on their way to preach Christ in Iganga town, eastern Uganda on May 28 when they took a wrong turn. Tenywa Herbert, 34, and 30-year-old Mukisa Siraji had led several Muslims to Christ in other communities, including some rural imams, or mosque leaders. Deciding to share the […]

Eight Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen wound four others.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed eight Christians, including two children, and wounded four others in attacks on three villages last week in a district of Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. In Hwrra village, Miango District, the assailants killed five Christians, including two children, as they slept on Wednesday (June […]

Islamic Terrorists Threaten to Kill Kidnapped Clergymen in Nigeria

Pastor, priest said to face execution unless ransoms are paid.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria released a video early last week threatening to kill a kidnapped Christian pastor if they did not receive a large ransom payment, according to local reports. The same terrorists who displayed the flag of jihadist group Boko Haram in a video in May […]

Christian Evangelist Slain in Eastern Uganda

Worker received threatening messages from Muslim extremists.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An evangelist who had received death threats from Muslim extremists was killed after leading Muslims and others to Christ on June17 in eastern Uganda, sources said. The body of evangelist Richard Malinga was found in the evening at Kayete Swamp in Akisim A village, Butebo District after he had texted […]