Fear of Hindu Extremist Violence Ends Christianity in Village in Northern India

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Boy, 10, not spared in assault in Uttarakhand state. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, December 2, 2019 (Morning Star News) – The gruesome beating of a pastor’s family in northern India last month showed why a woman who was once Christian returned to Hinduism – and joined the mob attacking them. “I was among the crowd abusing and accusing … Read More

Falsely Acused of Killing Hindu Leader in India, Five Christians Ordered To Be Freed

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The fight for their acquittal remains. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, November 29, 2019 (Morning Star News) – After spending 11 years behind bars for a murder they did not commit, five Christians in eastern India were finally ordered to be freed on Tuesday (Nov. 26), sources said. The Supreme Court of India issued a decision granting bail to … Read More

Four Christian Farmers Killed by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

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In Adamawa state, kidnapped university chaplain released. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, November 25, 2019 (Morning Star News ) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Nov. 14 killed four Christians in north-central Nigeria, attacking them with machetes as they slept in their beds, area residents said. The four members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Agban village, near Kagoro in Kaduna state’s Kaura … Read More

Christian Poisoned by Muslim Brothers in Eastern Uganda, Sources Say

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Church leader faced increasing opposition after leaving Islam. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of four in Uganda was discharged from a hospital on Monday (Nov. 18), eight days after Muslim relatives poisoned his food for leaving Islam, sources said. Ronald Rajab Nayekuliza, 48, had eaten food tainted with pesticide … Read More

Pastor Beaten Unconscious Faces Charges by Hindu Extremists in Jharkhand, India

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Family is attacked with axe, rods. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, November 22, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A pastor and his family in eastern India are facing police charges after Hindu extremists with an axe, bamboo rods and wooden sticks attacked them in their home, leaving the pastor for dead, sources said. The eight assailants, including a policeman, … Read More

Police, Extremists Use Clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir, India to Thwart Christians

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Order preventing assembly invoked to stop church services. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 21, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Heavy-handed revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy and statehood by the government of India three months ago has led to measures used against Christians, sources said. The government on Aug. 5 revoked the special status granted to Jammu and … Read More

Coptic Christian Family Attacked in Upper Egypt; Adult Son in Intensive Care

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Muslim assailant told them Christians forbidden to sit outside. By Our Cairo Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, November 20, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Coptic Christian is in critical condition after he, his mother and brother were stabbed in Egypt on Sunday night (Nov. 17), according to media reports. The Muslim assailant in a village in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate told them … Read More

Christian Begins Sentence of Exile in Remote, Islamist Area of Iran

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Convert from Islam convicted of evangelizing. By Our Middle East Correspondent November 18, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian in Iran convicted of conducting evangelistic activities began a mandated two years in exile this month in a remote area on the border with Pakistan, sources said. As part of a larger prison sentence delivered in 2013, Ebrahim Firoozi, 33, was sentenced … Read More

Iran: Updates to recent prayer requests

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On 11 and 12 November, Middle East Concern requested prayer for Ebrahim Firouzi, who is serving two years’ internal exile, and for two court hearings, one for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad and the other for Assyrian Pastor Victor bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, and Persian Christian converts Amin Nader Afshari, Kavian Fallah Mohammadi and Hadi Asghari. Ebrahim Firouzi, who was … Read More

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Two Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Reformed Church members, 87 and 48, attacked as they slept. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, November 15, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria on early Thursday morning (Nov. 14) hacked an 87-year-old Christian to death by machete and killed another by gunshot, an area resident said. A group of herdsmen attacked predominantly Christian Agom village … Read More