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At Least 13 Christians Killed

August 10th, 2016|

JOS, Nigeria, August 10, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said.

A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in […]

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Iran Levels Serious Charge against Noted Church Leader

August 4th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 2, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Iranian authorities charged a well-known pastor with “acts against national security” and beat another as persecution of Christians continued the past month.

Youcef Nadarkhani, a pastor once charged with apostasy and then acquitted in 2012, was charged with acting against national security. Summoned to the 13th Branch […]

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Government Fires Teacher from Christian School in North Khartoum, Sudan Police physically remove headmistress from her office

July 26th, 2016|

JUBA, South Sudan, July 21, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said.

Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical […]

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Baptist Pastor Loses Hand to Muslim Fulani Herdsman in Nasarawa State

July 26th, 2016|

KEFFI, Nigeria, July 22, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Two days after a slain pastor in one part of Nasarawa state, Nigeria was buried, a Muslim Fulani herder in another part of the state cut off part of the hand of another pastor working on his farm.

The Rev. Hamza Alkali, 66, had to have the rest of […]

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One Dead, Several Injured in Islamist Attacks on Copts in Egypt Weekend of violence abetted by impunity

July 19th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 19, 2016 (Morning Star News)

One Christian is dead, several others have been wounded and a fire gutted a church building after Muslims across Egypt waged a weekend of violence against Copts.

In Tahana El-Gabal village in Minya Governorate, on Sunday night (July 17) Fam Mary Khalaf, 27, was overpowered by a group of […]

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Authorities in Sudan Jail Christians Defending School on Property of Embattled Church . . .

July 17th, 2016|

Sudan Government helping Muslim business interest to seize facilities.
JUBA, South Sudan, July 15, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Sudanese security personnel in North Khartoum last week jailed 14 Christians after raiding an evangelical school on a church property the government is helping a Muslim business interest to seize, sources said.

Leaders of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church were […]

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Deep Love, Indescribable Pain for Family of Slain Evangelist in Nigeria

July 17th, 2016|

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 15, 2016 (Morning Star News)
The last words of an evangelist who was killed while she was street-preaching here on Saturday (July 9) were, “Blood of Jesus,” her husband told Morning Star News.

Eunice Mojisola Olawale, a deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God that her husband pastors in a suburb of Abuja, […]

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Christian in Pakistan Charged with ‘Blasphemy’

July 13th, 2016|

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 13, 2016 A Christian father of two in Pakistan was arrested last night under blasphemy charges after a Muslim friend accused him of forwarding a poem on an instant messaging application, sources said.

Nadeem James, a 26-year-old Catholic in Gujrat District, had argued about religion with his Muslim friend, Yasir Bashir, a few […]

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July 13th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 7, 2016                 A convert from Islam sentenced to five years in prison on a concocted charge of “disturbing the national security of Iran” is expected to be granted an appeal this month after waiting more than a year for a hearing.

Although there is no evidence that any action will be taken other […]

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Copt Stabbed to Death in Egypt . . .

July 13th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 6, 2016
A Coptic pharmacist was stabbed to death and then beheaded by a group of Salafi Muslims in Egypt’s Delta region Monday (July 4), the latest in a string of attacks against Copts during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Family members found the body of Magdy Attia, 33, in an apartment building where […]

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