Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Christians after Baby Dedication in Nigeria

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Mother of child killed, father in ICU. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, April 18, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, including the mother of the child, sources said. Safaratu John Kabiru Ali, the mother of the baby, was slain in the attack … Read More

Food Deprivation, Beatings and Jail as Christians Suffer in Jharkhand, India

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Hindu extremists influence those who practice tribal religion. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, April 11, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A longstanding Hindu extremist practice of turning animistic villagers against Christians has intensified as elections get underway in India today, with tribal villagers taught that Christianity is anti-Indian. Upset about tribal Adivasi relatives leaving the animistic Sarna religion to become Christians, … Read More

Imam in Eastern Uganda Faces Wrath of Muslims after Putting Faith in Christ

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Family turns on him after absences from mosque prayers. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Sheikh Hassan Podo, a 28-year-old imam in Kerekerene village in eastern Uganda, missed mosque prayers for three consecutive weeks and was seen entering a church building around noon on March 16. He had kept his faith in Christ … Read More

Police Responsible for Disappearance of Pastor in Malaysia, Rights Commission Concludes

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Calls made for government to reopen investigation. By the Editor April 5, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A human rights committee in Malaysia has concluded that police officers were responsible for the 2017 disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, according to published reports. The prime minister of Malaysia told reporters late Wednesday (April 3) that the government would investigate the abduction of the … Read More

After Terrifying Attack in Uttar Pradesh, India, Host of House Church in Hiding

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Hindu extremists keep Christians from medical care. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, March 29, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Nearly two months after Hindu extremists in India humiliated, beat and forced Christians to praise a Hindu god, the host of the house church has yet to return to his home. Ranjeet Kumar Gautam is still in hiding after more … Read More

Christian Woman Raped, Killed as Herdsmen Attack Two Villages in Nigeria

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Four church buildings destroyed, 28 houses burned. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked two predominantly Christian villages in north-central Nigeria after beating, raping and killing a 19-year-old Christian woman in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday (March 23), her father said. Danlami Mante told Morning Star News that armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed Joy Danlami … Read More

Christian Clergy among Those Caught in Wave of Kidnappings in Nigeria

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Pastor, priest abducted on same day. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, March 27, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Protestant pastor and a Catholic priest in two different states in north-central Nigeria were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday (March 25), sources said. Amid a nationwide wave of kidnappings including last week’s discovery of the body of another abducted Catholic priest … Read More

Christian Mother in Pakistan Forcibly Converted, Married and Tortured, She Says

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Police tell husband she is now a Muslim and to forget about her, he says. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, March 26, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Returning home from a night shift at a call center on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Feb. 25, Naveed Iqbal learned from his sons that a local criminal and three other men … Read More

Police in India File Charges against Pastors for Refuting False Account of Attack, Sources Say

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Teenage Christian girl beaten unconscious.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, March 22, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Three pastors in western India have been criminally charged in retaliation for refuting a false account of a Hindu extremist attack on six Christians that left a teenage girl unconscious, sources said. Three of the six Christians beaten in Maharashtra state this month … Read More

Palestine: Court hearing due for St Mary’s Coptic Convent

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In the last two years, MEC has issued several prayer requests for two nuns in St Mary’s Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem regarding three separate court cases. The nuns request prayer for a court hearing scheduled for 25 March. The court cases relate to attacks on 30 April 2017, when one female member of a family illegally occupying convent … Read More