Updated: Muslim Landowner Tortures Young Christian Man to Death in Pakistan, Sources Say

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Field worker attacked for ‘polluting’ tube-well, relatives say. (Editors: Updated to reflect Christian succumbed to his injuries.) By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man has died after a Muslim landowner on Tuesday (Feb. 25) chained and tortured him, accusing him of “polluting” his tube-well water by rinsing in it, sources said. Saleem Masih, 22, had … Read More

False Accusations Seriously Disrupt Lives of Eight Acquitted Christians in India

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Trauma, lost income; 17-year-old still awaiting trial. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, February 28, 2020 (Morning Star News) – False charges against eight Christians acquitted on Feb. 19 of kidnapping and forcible conversion in central India have traumatized families and cost them jobs, sources said. Schoolteacher Amiya Jal, one of the Christians arrested on May 22, 2017 for allegedly … Read More

Muslim Landowner Tortures Young Christian Man in Pakistan, Sources Say

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Field worker attacked for ‘polluting’ tube-well, relatives say. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, February 28, 2020 (Morning Star News) – A Muslim landowner on Tuesday (Feb. 25) chained and tortured a young Christian man after accusing him of “polluting” his tube-well water by rinsing in it, sources said. Saleem Masih, 22, had finished unloading chaff in fields in Baguyana village, … Read More

Israel: Messianic congregation responds to opposition

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Messianic Jews in Israel are thankful that, in answer to prayer, a potentially worrying incident at Kehilat Hasdey Yeshua – a Messianic congregation in the Negev – appears to have had a positive outcome. Kehilat Hasdey Yeshua meets in a warehouse in the industrial part of the city of Arad, which has a large population of Gur Hasidim – strictly … Read More

Iran: Mary Mohammadi released on bail

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Iranian Christians are pleased that Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi has been released conditionally from Qarchak women’s prison, Varamin. Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway following the downing Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran. For several weeks her whereabouts were unknown, causing friends … Read More

Family of 11 Homeless for Leaving Islam in Eastern Uganda

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Congregation dwindles due to threats by Muslim villagers. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, February 27, 2020 (Morning Star News) – The pastor of a church in eastern Uganda faces a dilemma after receiving threatening messages from Muslim villagers last week. A large family is staying at his church site after Islamist threats for leaving Islam forced them to flee … Read More

Six Years after Girls Kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, Attacks Persist in Area

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Targeted for ‘annihilation,’ area leaders say. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, February 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Nearly six years after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a high school in northeastern Nigeria, the Chibok area in Borno state is under threat of “annihilation” from the rebel group and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), area leaders … Read More

Iran: Appeal hearing for Iranian Christians

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The appeal hearing scheduled for 24 February to review the sentences of Assyrian pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, and three Christian converts has been postponed once again. Three long-standing related cases have been combined and are under review. The first involves Pastor Victor and Persian Christian converts Amin Nader Afshari and Kavian Fallah Mohammadi, who were … Read More

Christians Suffer Two Months of Abuse in Jail on Baseless Charges in India

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Police find no evidence but yield to Hindu extremist pressure. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, February 25, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Three Christians in northern India spent more than two months in jail suffering abuse from other prisoners, even though police found no evidence of wrongdoing and the complainant retracted his accusation, sources said. In Uttar Pradesh state’s … Read More

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Predominantly Christian Community in Northeast Nigeria

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Church buildings, houses destroyed; casualties unknown. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, February 24, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants from terrorist group Boko Haram on Friday night (Feb. 21) destroyed three worship sites and an unspecified number of houses in northeast Nigeria, sources said. Thousands of people were displaced as the militants set three church buildings and the … Read More