Boko Haram Militants Terrify Residents in Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

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Destruction in Adamawa last night, Borno last week. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, March 19, 2019 (Morning Star News) – After burning a church building in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state on Thursday (March 14), Boko Haram terrorists yesterday evening attacked a Christian-majority town in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said. Area residents said Muslim extremists of the Boko Haram insurgency last … Read More

Another 10 Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in Nigeria, Sources Say

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Muslim Fulani attacks on Saturday follow a month that saw 130 people slain. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, March 18, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (March 16), bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said. “We were all … Read More

Muslim in Pakistan Bursts into Christian’s Home Alleging He Overheard Blasphemous Comment

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Mentally disabled Pentecostal beaten, arrested. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, March 18, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian with a mental disability in Pakistan has been arrested under the country’s blasphemy law after a Muslim neighbor outside his home overheard him arguing inside, sources said. Francis Masih, older brother of 42-year-old Stephen Masih, said that Muslim neighbor Hafiz Mudassir … Read More

Iran: Seven converts in Rasht released on bail

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Iranian Christians are thankful that seven members of the “Church of Iran” who were recently arrested have been allowed release on bail. Hossein Kadivar was the first to be released on Saturday 16 March. On Sunday and Monday, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Behnam Akhlaghi, Kamal Naamanian, Mohammed Vafada and Khalil Dehkanpour were also released, reportedly after submitting bail of 150 million Toman … Read More

Couple Beaten, Congregation Member Missing in Persecution of Church in China

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Authorities abuse, humiliate Christians. By the Editor March 15, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Following the arrest of 44 worshipers from house church meetings in southwestern China in February, police in Chengdu this month arrested a married couple from the church and beat them during interrogation, the church reported. The couple, identified as Liu and his wife Xing, of Early Rain Covenant … Read More

Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Beaten Unconscious

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Relocated family seeks safe home. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (Morning Star News) – The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night (March 8), sources said. Pastor Abdul (surname withheld for security … Read More

Churches Deprived of Their Worship Buildings in Tamil Nadu, India

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Opposition where previously none existed. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, March 7, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Churches in Tamil Nadu, India that had never experienced opposition now find Hindu extremists forcing them out of their places of worship, sources said. In one case Hindu extremists called praying women prostitutes and threatened to kill them; in another case near … Read More

West African Court Faults Government of Nigeria for Failing to Stop Killings in Benue State

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Christian leaders file suit alleging 1,000 people killed in the past three years. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, March 6, 2019 (Morning Star News) – The government of Nigeria failed to protect people massacred by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in predominantly Christian areas of Benue state in 2016 and should prosecute those responsible, a West African court has ruled. The Economic … Read More

Report Shows 57 Percent Jump in Aggression against Christians in India

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Hate and targeted violence up first two months of year. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, March 4, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Cases of hate and violence against Christians in India increased 57 percent the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year, an advocacy group reported. The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty … Read More

Muslim Mobs Attack 10 Church Buildings in Ethiopia

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Unprecedented religious destruction in town sparked by false rumor. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 1, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Christians in a town in southern Ethiopia were stunned when local Muslims attacked 10 church buildings on Feb. 9, destroying one and burning the property inside all the structures, according to aid agencies. Chanting the jihadist slogan, “Allahu … Read More