Persecution of Christians Radiates Outward from Hub in Northern India, Sources Say

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Fear spreads throughout churches in Uttar Pradesh. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, November 7, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Attacks on Christians that began in one area of Uttar Pradesh in July have spiked and spread, instilling fear in congregations throughout the state, sources said. After several attacks in Jaunpur District in July, by the end of October persecution … Read More

Islamist Terrorist Ambush, Kill Seven Christians near Monastery in Minya, Egypt

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By Our Cairo Correspondent CAIRO, November 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Funerals were held over the weekend in Egypt for seven Christians ambushed and killed on Friday (Nov. 2) in Islamist attacks. Hundreds of people attended the funeral service in Minya for six Coptic Christians from the same family killed when Islamist gunmen ambushed their microbus near a desert monastery. … Read More

Government in Pakistan under Pressure from Islamists Protesting Asia Bibi Acquittal

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Officials facilitate filing of review petition against verdict. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, November 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – The Pakistani government on Friday (Nov. 2) capitulated to demands of Islamist groups protesting the acquittal of Christian mother Aasiya Noreen, better known as Asia Bibi, by agreeing to allow the possibility of a Supreme Court review of the verdict. … Read More

Egypt: At least seven Christians killed on their way to a monastery

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Egyptian Christians request prayer after an attack earlier today, 2 November, in Minya province on two buses carrying Coptic Christians. Gunmen opened fire on the buses that were driving towards the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor. Seven Christians were killed and at least seven more were injured. The spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church expects the death toll to … Read More

Outbreak of Violence against Christians in Assam, India Sparks Concern

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Hindu extremist attacks reach northeastern state. By Our India Correspondent  NEW DELHI, November 2, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Three acts of aggression against Christians in Assam state, India in one month have raised concerns among Christian leaders. “We have seen sporadic incidents happen in Assam in the past – but three incidents of violence within a month against the … Read More

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