Christian Beaten Unconscious, Home Burned

Father of three attacked for helping prepare evangelistic event.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim villagers in eastern Uganda on Jan. 30 beat a Christian unconscious upon seeing him prepare a site for an evangelistic event, and they later set his house ablaze, sources said. The 34-year-old father of three children, Philemon Shuha, was helping to set up an open-air evangelistic event with Titus […]

Christians Seek Justice following Attacks in Jaranwala, Pakistan

Advocacy group files plea with Supreme Court.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Citing lax government response to Islamic extremist attacks on a Christian community last August, an advocacy group on Wednesday (Feb. 7) filed another plea for justice with the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Implementation of Minority Rights Forum (IMRF) Chairman Samuel Makson filed the application with a request for […]

Muslim Gunmen Kill 14-Year-Old Christian Boy in Pakistan

Assailants open fire shouting threats against Christians.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim gunmen shouting threats against Christians shot a 14-year-old Christian dead on Monday (Feb. 5) in Pakistan, sources said. Sunil Masih and other Christians were standing in a market in the Mandiala Warraich area of Gujranwala District, Punjab Province, on Monday evening when six Muslim men armed with […]

Two Christian Women Assaulted in Pakistan

Police slow to prosecute Muslim suspects.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police slow to prosecute a Muslim who attacked two Christian women with an axe and attempted to rape one of them have also filed lesser charges against him, sources said. Abdul Rauf, a Muslim landowner in Sargodha District, Punjab Province, on Jan. 27 attacked Rukhsana Bibi of Chak […]

Christians Tortured, Forced to Recite Islamic Creed in Pakistan

Brothers abducted and beaten with iron rods.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An Islamist cleric presided over the forced conversion of two Christians in Sialkot District, Pakistan after they were tortured into reciting the Islamic conversion creed, sources said. Azam Masih, 28, and his brother, Nadeem Masih, were abducted, beaten with iron rods and pressured to convert to Islam on […]

Muslim Extremist Attacks Devastate Churches in Nigeria

Dozens killed as worship hall is converted into mosque.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Recent Muslim extremist attacks in an area of central Nigeria resulted in dozens of deaths and the closure of 10 Baptist churches, including one now used as a mosque, a denominational leader said. The attacks in Plateau state’s Mangu County by Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists included an […]

Man Slain at Catholic Church in Turkey was Muslim, Official Says

ISIS claims responsibility for shooting.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a shooting at a Catholic Church service in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday (Jan. 28) that killed a Muslim citizen, news agencies reported. Authorities in Turkey have detained the two gunmen, both foreigners, who targeted a Turkish Muslim attending the service at the Italian Santa Maria Catholic Church in […]

Hope for Justice Dims in Christians’ Cases in Pakistan

Police accused of intimidation and lax investigations.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police intimidation and lax investigations into Islamist rioting that destroyed scores of Christian homes and businesses in Jaranwala, Pakistan in August has dampened hopes of justice for the victims, sources said. Police harassment of complainants and witnesses, officers deliberately arresting innocent bystanders instead of known assailants, and Christian […]

Christian Slain, Another Beaten Unconscious in Sudan

Church building set on fire in Wad Medani.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Militants from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) killed one Christian on Saturday (Jan. 20) and beat another unconscious on Monday (Jan. 22) in Omdurman, Sudan, sources said. The RSF militants, which have been fighting the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) since April 15, shot dead Hidar Al Amin at […]

Terrorists Kill Five Christians in Central Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen attack nine villages in Benue state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Following the killing of 10 Christians in Benue state, Nigeria earlier this month, another five were slain in subsequent attacks in another area, sources said. Days before a Jan. 18 attack on Okokolo village, Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists wounded or kidnapped Christians, damaged properties and displaced hundreds […]