Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

Hindu extremist government reminded that practicing one’s faith is not unlawful.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Emergency medicine doctor Christo Thomas Philip was returning with his family to his native India from a medical conference in Greece when immigration officials at Delhi’s Indira Ghandi International Airport took him into custody. His deportation from India on that day, April 26, 2016, came after working for three years […]

Hindu Extremists Pressure Convert to File False Charge against Pastor in India, Sources Say

Across the border in Nepal, spike in persecution continues.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor is facing criminal charges in northern India even though the complainant later denied allegations against the church leader of luring him to convert, sources said. Police in Rupaidiha village, Uttar Pradesh state on Jan. 28 arrested 40-year-old pastor Dharmendra Singh on a charge of “alluring to convert” and […]

Kidnapping, Torture in Egypt of Christian Woman from Sudan Highlights Convert Pressures

Muslim extremists also threaten to kill husband, daughter.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim brother went to her church in Cairo, Egypt with a photo of her husband and asked members if they knew his whereabouts. Muslim extremists from Sudan had kidnapped and tortured her less than two […]

Supreme Court in Pakistan Upholds Acquittal of Asia Bibi

Christian mother likely headed to Canada with her husband, lawyer says.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court today upheld its acquittal of Christian mother Aasiya Noreen (better known as Asia Bibi), leaving her free to leave the country after spending nine years on death row in Pakistan’s most high-profile blasphemy case. The mother of two children and stepmother to three others has been in […]

Grieving Christians Baffled by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Aggression in Nigeria

70-year-old is killed, 16-year-old wounded.

JAGINDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in a village in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, don’t understand why Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot a 70-year-old Christians and wounded two others there last month. They do know the herdsmen’s cattle destroyed several of their crops last year, that since the attack many Christians have fled, and that […]

Muslim Police Officers, Others Beat and Arrest Christian in Kenya

Young man held in police jail in Industrial Area of Nairobi.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim policemen on Saturday (Jan. 19) beat and arrested a Christian man on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya in retaliation for refusing to recant Christianity, sources said. Accompanied by two Muslims of Somali descent who had attacked him previously, the policemen arrived at the home where Hassan (surname withheld for […]

Christian Acquitted of Blasphemy Charge after Two Others Sentenced to Death in Pakistan

Brothers accused of insulting Muhammad on website.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A judge in Pakistan has acquitted a Christian accused of blasphemy one month after two Christians were sentenced to death in an online blasphemy case, sources said. Kasur District Additional Sessions Judge Ijaz Ahmed Bosal dropped charges against Pervaiz Masih, 38, on Jan. 15 after prosecutors failed to submit any […]

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt – and More Death Threats

Apartment broken into, passport stolen.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian now faces death threats in Egypt. Unknown Muslims in Cairo began threatening him for his faith in Christ last year, 40-year-old Al Hadi Izzalden Shareef Osman said. In a […]

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

Bibles set ablaze after extremists stop Christians’ van.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus on Jan. 9 tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said. The Vastu Shastra architectural and planning principles, a Hindu version of Feng Shui, were […]

Muslim Throng Converges on Worship Site of Coptic Church in Egypt

Priests evicted, building shuttered.

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according to reports. Muslim villagers in Manshiyet Zaafarna, Minya Governorate, attacked the church of Mar-Giris (St. George) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 11), after mosque noon prayers, […]