Supreme Court of Pakistan Acquits Christian Mother Facing Execution on False Charge

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Islamists issue fatwa of death for high court justices. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, October 31, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court today acquitted Aasiya Noreen, better known as Asia Bibi, a Christian mother condemned to death for alleged blasphemy, triggering violent protests and clashes in several cities across the country. After accepting her 2015 appeal in the … Read More

Christian Boy in Uganda Strangled, Threatened with Death for Refusing to Convert to Islam

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Muslim extremists ambush him, leave him unconscious. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, October 31, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Radical Muslims in eastern Uganda left a 12-year-old Christian boy unconscious on Thursday (Oct. 25) after threatening to strangle him to death unless he converted to Islam, sources said. Emmanuel Nyaiti was on his way to pick up some plates … Read More

Policeman Punished for Talking about Christ at Public Religious Meeting in Nepal

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New law reinforces stepped-up legal targeting of Christians. By Our South Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, October 30, 2018 (Morning Star News) – A policeman in Nepal was reprimanded and punished for talking about his faith in Christ at a public, multi-faith religious gathering earlier this month, sources said. Dilip Bhadur Gurung, a constable with the Nepal Armed Force Police (NAFP), … Read More

Killing of Ethnic Leader Part of Violence against Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

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Kidnapped traditional ruler executed after ransom was paid. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, October 29, 2018 (Morning Star News) – The execution last week of a revered tribal leader of a majority-Christian area in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria – after a large ransom was paid to his kidnappers – was an extension of Islamic extremist violence earlier this month, sources … Read More

Police Attack, Threaten Christians in Tamil Nadu State, India

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Officers of the law beat or harass various congregations. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, October 28, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Police officers rushed into a praise service at a house in Tamil Nadu state and began hitting worshippers in another violent month for Christians, sources said. A female police inspector identified only as Jeyalakshmi and five police … Read More

Acid Attack Survivor Umar Mulinde Targeted again in Uganda

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Government has allowed Islamic extremism to grow, he says. By Our East Africca Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, October 25, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Pastor Umar Mulinde, a highly effective evangelist in Uganda who survived a horrific acid attack in 2011, said he recently escaped another attempted assault by Islamic extremists. Following a one-week evangelistic event in Mubende, Pastor Mulinde on Sept. … Read More

Sudan: Possible Apostasy Charges Against Church Leader

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Sudanese Christians request prayer for a group of 12 believers arrested in Nyala, South Darfur, on 13 October. Officers of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) entered a home where they were meeting, asked whether they were Christians, and detained them when they answered affirmatively. Three of the Christians are from a Christian background and were subsequently released. The … Read More

Sudan Releases 13 Christians Arrested in Darfur after Torture, Threats

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One church member said to be in critical condition. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, October 23, 2018 (Morning Star News) – After torturing them and threatening to charge them with serious crimes, authorities in Sudan have released 13 Christians arrested in the Darfur Region, sources said. Personnel from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) released 12 of the … Read More

Israel: Excessive force used against Coptic monks

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Coptic Christians in the Holy Land have requested prayer following the use of excessive force by Israeli security against monks of the Coptic Patriarchate engaging in a peaceful protest. This morning (24 October) Israeli security forces used unprecedented force against members of the Coptic Church who were peacefully protesting violations of church property by the Israeli government. One monk was … Read More

Dozens of Christians Killed in Muslim Attack on Market in Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Church building set on fire in assault that escalated, residents say. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslims attacked a market in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Oct. 18), killing dozens of Christians and burning a church building, sources said. Area residents said a Muslim at the market in Kasuwan Magani, 36 kilometers (22 miles) south … Read More