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Noted Convert in Egypt Arrested, Likely Tortured

Mohammed Hegazy, now with new name, jailed for allegedly inciting ‘sectarian strife.’By Our Middle East Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt, December 6, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation’s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.”

Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31, formally […]

Hope Dims for Religious Rights in Iran with Sanctions Deal

Hope Dims for Religious Rights in Iran with Sanctions Deal Leverage could be lost, rights advocates say. By Our Middle East Correspondent
CAIRO, November 30, 2013 (Morning Star News) – As Western powers prepare to ease economic sanctions against Iran in support of a new nuclear non-proliferation treaty, human rights activists say leverage for winning freedom for prisoners […]

After Retaking of Delga, Christians Terrorized in Other Towns

After Retaking of Delga, Christians Terrorized in Other Towns in Egypt Islamic extremists, criminals reappear after lull. By Our Middle East Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt, November 25, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Three months after the Egyptian Army liberated Delga from militant Muslims, Islamists and criminals are terrorizing Christians in other towns across Egypt, human rights activists said.

Islamists in […]

Christian Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Somalia Muslim neighbor says gunmen sought him for spreading ‘wrong religion.’ By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, November 14, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who said they intended to kill a Christian in Mogadishu, Somalia for spreading his faith shot him to death last month, the victim’s neighbor said.

Two men armed with pistols shot Abdikhani Hassan […]

Head of Town in Mexico Sends Mob to Beat, Abduct Christians

Traditionalist Catholics in Oaxaca demolish church building under construction. By the Editor
LOS ANGELES, November 11, 2013(Morning Star News) – Traditionalist Catholics abducted, jailed and beat a group of evangelical Christians with rods and stones in Oaxaca, Mexico last week on orders from the head of a municipality, according to human rights officials.

A mob sent by San Juan […]

Boko Haram Violence Cripples Christianity in Areas of Nigeria’s Borno State

Thousands flee attacks; public worship impossible for some who remain. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
JOS, Nigeria, November 6, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist Boko Haram insurgents have driven thousands of Christians from areas of Borno state, with some of those remaining unable to hold worship services, church leaders said.

Boko Haram attacks that killed at least 150 members of […]

Traumatized Survivors of Wedding Attack in Egypt Look to God

Wounded relatives mourn horrific loss of loved ones. By Our Middle East Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt, Oct. 27, 2013 (Morning Star News) – The wounded mother of a 12-year-old girl killed at a church wedding on Oct. 20 in suburban Cairo lay in a hospital bed on Thursday (Oct. 24), lost in anguish.

Howida Refaat Azer, 30, had spent days slipping […]

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Christian leaders, already on edge, grow more fearful.By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, October 22, 2013 (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 […]

Appeal Postponed for Moroccan Convert

Appeal Postponed for Moroccan Convert from Islam Sentenced for ‘Proselytizing’ Court hoping publicity over Christian convicted without due process will subside, sources say. By Our Algeria Correspondent
TIZI OZOU, Algeria, October 11, 2013 (Morning Star News) – A Moroccan court yesterday postponed untilDec. 31 an appeals hearing for a convert hastily sentenced to prison for alleged “proselytizing,” in hopes that […]

Links with Jihadists from Somalia Increasingly Bring Battle to Kenyan Soil

Religious tensions mount in Kenya as church building is burned. By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, October 7, 2013 (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 […]