Gunmen Open Fire on Church in Mombasa, Kenya

At least seven dead in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen entered a Sunday morning worship service in Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County yesterday and sprayed the congregation with bullets, killing at least seven Christians and leaving several others in critical condition. Two heavily-armed men wounded more than a dozen of the 200-member Joy in Jesus Church in the Likoni area […]

Islamic Extremists Likely Killed Pastor in Mombasa, Kenya for Christian Activities

Alleged comment from unidentified suspect indicates link to radical mosque.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists likely killed a church leader in Mombasa last week for sharing his faith near a mosque and alerting authorities to security threats, sources said. In the Majengo area of the coastal city where leaders at the Masjid Musa Mosque were suspected of training violent jihadists, the suspects […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.

(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Christian leaders, already on edge, grow more fearful.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Christians at Vikwantani Redeemed Gospel Church in Mombasa, Kenya arrived for worship Sunday morning (Oct. 20) only to learn that their pastor had been shot to death in their building the night before. Those attending the service began to weep as a church member described what he and others found […]

Links with Jihadists from Somalia Increasingly Bring Battle to Kenyan Soil

Religious tensions mount in Kenya as church building is burned

NAIROBI, Kenya, (Morning Star News) – Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone on Friday (Oct. 4). Responding to the shooting death on Thursday night (Oct. 3) of hard-line sheikh Ibrahim Omar and three others, Muslim youths from the […]

Persecution News, One Year Later

Shining light amid vast darkness.

Today, Sept. 30, marks one year since Morning Star News began distributing news of Christians persecuted for their faith. We had planned to debut the only independent news service exclusively covering persecution of Christians on Oct. 1, 2012, but when a grenade blast at a church in Nairobi, Kenya killed a 9-year-old boy and injured […]

Islamic Extremist Violence Persists in Iraq, Nigeria – and Kenya?

Car-bombings, executions continue in two countries as doubts linger about end of siege in Nairobi.

LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Amid the wave of Islamic extremist bombings that have taken place in Iraq in the past week, one aimed at a Christian member of Parliament went largely unnoticed. Catholic news agency Fides News Agency (Agenzia Fides) reports that an apparent suicide attack by car bomb in Kirkuk on Sunday (Sept. […]

Islamic Extremists Bomb Church in Pakistan, Attack Shopping Mall in Kenya

Scale of attack in Peshawar unprecedented; non-Muslims targeted in Nairobi.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists today killed at least 78 people in an unprecedented church bombing in Pakistan, a day after Muslim militants in Kenya targeted non-Muslims in a mall attack that left at least 68 dead. Believed to be the deadliest assault on Christians in Pakistan, two suicide bombers struck All Saints […]

Explosion in Attack on Church in Kenya Injures 15

Two pastors among those seriously hurt in blast.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Assailants on a motorbike threw an explosive device into a church compound in southeastern Kenya on Sunday (June 9), injuring 15 people. Two pastors were among the wounded from the explosion at an evangelistic service of Earthquake Miracle Ministries Church in Mrima village, near the coastal town of Likoni, Mombasa […]

Pastor Killed in Church Blast in Garissa, Kenya

Several others injured in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Chaplain Julius Mukonzi was killed and 11 others were injured today when suspected Islamic extremists cast a grenade or other explosive at a church in Garissa in eastern Kenya, sources said.   At least three of the 11 injured had wounds so serious they were air-lifted to Kenyatta General Hospital […]