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Christian Pakistani Boy Dies After Being Doused With Kerosene, Set on Fire by Muslims

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian boy in Pakistan told police two Muslims set him on fire because of his faith before he died from his burns Wednesday (April 15), according to a human rights advocate, but police denied taking the statement. Nauman Masih, 14, told police in Lahore that two masked men on […]

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Ugandan Pastor’s Daughter Seriously Injured, Traumatized After Gang Rape

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said. The daughter (name withheld) of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about […]

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Report: Mormon Convert Figures Less Than Number of Youth Signing Up for Service

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A record number of young Mormons signed up for service after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn’t lead to an equally dramatic spike in converts. Statistics released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints indicate […]

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Five Australian Teens Arrested for ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Melbourne later this month, […]

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Concerns Raised Following Approval of Sharia Law in Malaysia

Malaysia (Mission Network News) — Amendments implementing the hudud law (Sharia penal code) were passed unanimously by the legislation of Kelantan state in Malaysia on March 19th. The next step is to submit two bills in the federal parliament in order for the hudud to be enforceable. Open Doors USA reports these bills will be […]

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Mass Graves of ISIS Victims Found in Tikrit, Might Contain as Many as 1,700 Bodies

TIKRIT, Iraq (CNN) – Mass graves believed to hold Iraqi soldiers have been discovered in newly liberated Tikrit. Up to 1,700 bodies may be recovered. ISIS claimed to have executed that many soldiers captured in June outside Camp Speicher, a fortified Iraqi base near Tikrit. A total of 47 bodies have been exhumed from two […]

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Islamic Terror Group Boko Haram Kills 24 After Disguising Themselves as Clerics

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (New York Post) — Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as clerics killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and witness said on Monday. The attackers arrived in cars late Sunday and gathered people at a mosque in the […]

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South Korean Pastor Detained in North Korea for ‘Espionage’

SEOUL (Voice of America) — One of two South Korean men detained in North Korea on charges of espionage is a pastor, a Seoul-based Protestant association said Monday. Last week, the communist country said it is holding two South Korean men it identified as Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil on charges of espionage. South Korea’s […]

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Christians in India Hit with Beatings, Official Opposition, Discrimination

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A rash of anti-Christian attacks this month hit Haryana state in northern India, where a new chief minister spoke against Christians and 45 were severely beaten at a burial service. A mob of more than 700 Hindu extremists on March 6 assaulted the 45 Christians as they began burial rites […]

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Chinese Pastor Who Opposed Government Removal of Church Crosses Sentenced to Prison

BEIJING (New York Times) — A Christian pastor who defended local churches when the Chinese authorities removed church crosses was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday night by a court in Zhejiang Province. The pastor, Huang Yizi, was sentenced by the People’s Court in Pingyang County after being convicted of “gathering crowds to […]

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