Three Young Christians Assaulted in Khartoum North, Sudan

Muslims beat pastor’s 16-year-old son, his 17-year-old cousin and their aunt.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor’s son, his cousin and their 20-year-old aunt were assaulted in a suburb north of Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday (Oct. 6) as Muslims continued targeting church members despite religious freedoms favored by the new transitional government. Levi Hakim, 17, had gone into a shop in the Alsamrab neighborhood in […]

Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ in Pakistan Acquitted

False allegation destroyed Christian area in 2013.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges six years ago was acquitted by a high court in Lahore on Monday (Oct. 5), sources said. Sawan Masih, a 40-year-old Catholic father of three, had been handed the death sentence in March 2014 after a Muslim friend accused him […]

Beaten Christians Tonsured, Paraded in India

Hindu extremists falsely accuse them of eating cow beef.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After beating and parading Pastor Raj Singh along with four other Christians in eastern India, Hindu extremists were tonsuring them to further ridicule them when one cut the pastor’s head. “While shaving my head, the razor cut my skull, and blood oozed out,” Pastor Singh said of the Sept. 16 […]

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

Multiple deaths and abductions in Plateau, Kaduna states in September.

JOS, Nigeria, October 1, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed this week while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said. In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District, Bassa County west of Jos, […]

Court in Iran Denies Christians Custody of Adopted Daughter

Verdict upheld on appeal because parents converted from Islam.

(Morning Star News) – A appeals court in Iran last week denied a Christian couple custody of their adopted daughter after they faced criminal charges for their faith. Sam Khosravi and Maryam Falahi, converts from Islam, had adopted 3-month-old Lydia from an orphanage in February 2019. Before a welfare organization finalized the adoption, government security […]

Mobs of Thousands Attack Christian Homes in India

Animists incited by Hindu extremists as police stand by.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incited by Hindu extremists, thousands of tribal animists in Chhattisgarh, India last week drove Christians in three villages from their homes in assaults that police declined to prevent or stop in spite of prior warnings, sources said. The attacks on Sept. 22-23 by mobs that swelled to more than 3,000 […]

Christian Boy in Uganda Feared Killed in Ritual Sacrifice

Radical Muslim sold convert’s son and daughter to witchdoctor, sources say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian boy has been killed after a woman said to be a radical Muslim opposed to his father’s conversion from Islam sold him and his sister to a witchdoctor for ritual sacrifice, sources said. Sulaiman Pulisi, a former imam (mosque leader) who became a Christian three years ago, said […]

Hindus, Ex­-Church Members Attack Christian Family in India

Assailants threaten to kill Christians if they do not leave village.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Punita Kumari was caring for her family in eastern India the morning of Sept. 14 when leaders of about 25 hard-line Hindu assailants armed with bamboo sticks forced their way into their one-room home. Saying Christians could not live in their village of Jhikatia, Bihar state, the assailants dragged her […]

Twin Sisters Kidnapped, Pastor and Three Other Christians Killed in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected as lawlessness continues.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A church elder was shot as his daughters were kidnapped in northwest Nigeria on Friday (Sept. 18), days after a pastor and three other Christians in a north-central state were killed earlier this month. Hassana and Hussaina Garba, teenaged Christian twin sisters, were kidnapped from their home beside their Evangelical […]

Christian Killed in Fulani Herdsmen Ambush in North-Central Nigeria 

Muslim assailants resume attacks in area of Plateau state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (September 17) shot a Christian who was riding on a motorcycle with a policeman in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Sati Bulus, a member of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Malul village in Bokkos County, Plateau state, was ambushed and shot to death by […]